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Students trained on geothermal ahead of big debate

At least thirty students and teachers drawn from four secondary schools in Nakuru County were on Saturday trained on geothermal matters ahead of the inter-schools debate expected to take place towards the end of May.

The students drawn from Bahati Girls, St. Joseph’s Kirima, Nakuru Girls and Ol – Rongai Secondary, were trained by various GDC experts.

Readying for the big debate…Students from various secondary schools in Nakuru County take notes during the training session conducted by GDC experts in Nakuru. Four schools will be participating in this year’s debate organized by GDC


In preparation for the Debate scheduled for May 26, 2018 in Nakuru County, the learners were taken through various geothermal development concepts.

Some of the topics covered include the contribution of geothermal contribution to socio-economic development in Kenya, direct-use of the resource, environmental conservation in geothermal projects and GDCs contribution to the national energy mix.

Mr Jeremiah Kipng’ok from Geothermal Resources Assessment (GRA) during his presentation to the students in readiness for the debate. The students were trained on various aspects of geothermal energy and the place of GDC in the national energy mix


The training was led by Corporate Communication and Marketing Manager Ms. Wanjiru Kang’ara, accompanied by a section of GDC staff drawn from various professions.

Speaking during the event, Ms. Kang’ara said that the debate is critical for the learners.

“You are the future of this nation and your understanding of the place of geothermal in our country is key,” she told the attentive students.

This year’s event is the second inter-schools debate facilitated by GDC for schools within the Menengai Geothermal Project area.

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