CDCL continues its commitment to the St. Zithe Foundation and projects in Malawi
For the 6th consecutive year, the CDCL (Compagnie de Construction Luxembourgeoise), a major player in construction in the Grand Duchy, is supporting the Ste Zithe Foundation with a donation of €15,000. During an interview with CDCL managers (Mr. Jean-Marc Kieffer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Serge Thurm, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer), the foundation's managers, represented by Sister Myriam and Mr. Hans Jürgen Goetzke, Chief Executive Officer, informed them about the progress of their aid project in Malawi.
Since 2015, after three years of intense work, photovoltaic installations in Malawi are operational. They produce 150 kW to supply electricity to the homes of St Gabriel Hospital in Namitete, one of Malawi's largest hospitals, located 60 km west of the capital. The installations financed by the Luxembourg foundation are managed and maintained almost autonomously by premises.
In 2016, the St. Zithe Foundation was faced with three ambitious projects: the construction of a childcare facility (crèche with preschool) to provide good care for children whose parents work at the Namitete hospital; the renovation and refurbishment of the sewage treatment plant to guarantee high-level hygienic conditions; and the implementation of a specialized computer programme to ensure the management of drug stocks.
Today the action focuses on the permanent maintenance and revision of the photovoltaic installations, installed on the roofs of the buildings, erected by the Ste Zithe Foundation. The sun remains the only reliable source to guarantee more or less stable electricity throughout the day in the care and reception buildings operated in Namitete.
With this 6th donation to the Ste Zithe Foundation, CDCL once again highlights its policy of social responsibility aimed at defending environmental, economic and social causes.