Our hard working CEO Alejandro Betancourt Lopez and VP Pedro Trebbau Lopez created the company to help with the crisis currently affecting Venezuala – the lack of sustainable energy. To try and help with this, they began the creation of their power plan
Derwick Associates, a leading energy company in Venezuela, has been talking today about their work within social and charitable projects.
To get more involved with communities, families and individuals, Derwick created the Hermogenes Lopez Foundation. This non-profit nationwide foundation aims to help those in need get access to more education, sports facilities and job opportunities.
Causes which have benefitted from the generosity of the Hermogenes Lopez Foundation over the past few years include the Carmen Salles School in Ciudad Bolivar. Working with the local communities and on behalf of the Congregación de las Religiosas Concepcionistas de la Enseñanza,Derwick have ensured that around 1600 children have access to education. These children between the ages of 4 and 12 from the town of Nazareth now have a brand new school, ensuring their future is much brighter.
The El Saman de Caujarito Community in Charallave also received help for their children, with a donation of 200 school kits to help with classes. The community are a neighbour to the La Raisa power plant and are part of a movement by Derwick, to help those communities which surround their projects. These school kits have ensured that the children within the community have a better chance of getting the education they deserve.
Derwick Associates have also begun to encourage more families to get more active, by installing a football field in the community of Caucaguita, Edo. Miranda. This particular community lacked somewhere where families could go for recreational uses and for leisure, and this new field gives them this opportunity. The field is also available to use day and night because of new floodlights. Derwick also arranged for the players from the Club Deportivo Petare to come and use the field, to try and encourage more young people to make use of the facilities.
Not only do they support improved education and sports, but Derwick also invest time in projects like Loyola-Tauca. This project was created to ensure that traditions and the culture of the indigenous people of Puerto Ordaz are preserved.
CEO Alejandro Betancourt Lopez, said of the Foundation: “The Hermogenes Lopez Foundation is something which is of extreme importance to us all here at Derwick Associates. We created the Foundation to ensure that our communities and especially our children are getting the best future possible.
When we take on a project, like building the Carmen Salles School in Ciudad Bolivar, we don't just complete the build and that's the end of it, we become completely involved in the projects. By doing this, we can ensure that the projects are successful, and continue to be successful in the future.Knowing that we are making a difference is great, and we hope to continue doing more things like this for as long as we can.
We are conscious that our electric power plants do generate emissions, so we are constantly looking for ways to balance out these emissions. To try and leave a greener footprint on the world, we also take part in ecological events and reforestation campaigns.”
Derwick Associates Venezuela are always looking to support new causes, so if you would like to get involved, please contact [CONTACT].
Notes to Editors
• Derwick Associates are a leading energy company, based in Venezuela
• Founders are Leopoldo Betancourt López and Pedro Trebbau López
• For more information, contact: [CONTACT]