Managed Solution Design


Welcome to Managed Solution Design, tailored specifically for South African companies! At Wind Academy, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that businesses in South Africa face on their sustainability journey.

Our suite of solutions is designed to empower businesses across various industries to not only thrive in a rapidly changing market but also contribute positively to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of South Africa. Whether you’re a small startup, a medium-sized enterprise, or a large corporation, our socio-economic development solutions are here to guide you towards a more resilient, responsible, and prosperous future.

Join us as we explore innovative strategies, harness local resources, and build sustainable partnerships that will not only drive growth but also make a lasting impact on the communities and ecosystems of South Africa. Together, we can pave the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future for your business and our nation. 

Welcome to the journey of socio-economic development in South Africa!

Our Managed Solution Design comprises of:

Energy Interventions & Digital Interventions

Energy Interventions

Our group company, REP Developers, is a South African specialist energy developer. We bring expertise in renewable energy project development across areas like logistics, construction, installation, decommissioning, operations and maintenance. We also provide access to short-term funding, active market exposure, development experience, and engineering capacity.

Key services we offer include:

  • Designing, building and implementing innovative social investment solutions for impact
  • Collaborating on CSR to maximize benefits for beneficiary communities
  • Conducting community-based needs analyses aligned to the NDP and IDP to optimize CSR spending
  • Prioritizing community needs to ensure participation and ownership
  • Intensive project planning and management to enhance outcomes
  • Partnering with communities and municipalities as development partners to mitigate risks and avoid working in isolation
  • Focusing on long-term sustainability to drive meaningful change and impact
  • Creating environments that provide growth opportunities for individuals and civil society

Digital Interventions

Wind Academy Tablet

Who is the Wind Academy Tablet for?

Suited for IPP (Independent Power Producers) in Wind & Solar Development & corporates who subscribe to sustainability principles.  

Learners Grade R  – Grade 10 learners who are learning to become young green ambassadors via local schools.

What is the Wind Academy Tablet?

A dedicated integrated technology led tablet, with a tiered approach to empowering our youth to succeed in a green and digital economy.

Why Early Learning Development?

Early Childhood Development plays a crucial role in sustainability awareness. Children who are exposed to sustainability concepts at a young age are more likely to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the importance of sustainable living. This awareness can translate into responsible behaviors, attitudes, and actions as they grow older.

Early childhood education is a critical time to introduce sustainability concepts and practices because it is during this stage that children form their values, beliefs, and attitudes. By integrating sustainability into early learning development, children can learn about the interconnectedness of human and natural systems, the importance of preserving natural resources, and the impact of individual actions on the environment.

Furthermore, children who are exposed to sustainability concepts at an early age are more likely to develop a sense of empathy and responsibility towards the environment and the community. This can help them become more mindful of their actions and choices, leading to a more sustainable lifestyle.

In summary, early learning development is essential in building sustainability awareness in children. By introducing sustainability concepts at an early age, we can help children develop a deep understanding and appreciation of sustainable living, which can lead to responsible behaviors and actions that benefit the environment and the community.

What does the programme include?

  1. Mobile Apple iPad lab
  2. Teacher training and mentoring
  3. Inclusion for all learners 
  4. Sustainability & Renewable Energy education 
  5. Integrating Green Economy goals
  6. Continuous monitoring and evaluation
  7. Optional: Wind Academy Future Skills Teacher Development Programme

What is Sustainability & Renewable Education Programme?

1 – Young Green Ambassador Programme 

Early Childhood Care and Education is our first journey in teaching learners the concepts of electricity, light, heat/cooling and the sun. Learners develop an initial understanding of what energy is and where it comes from, and about the importance of energy conservation and safety.

The Wind Academy Learning Programme, sets the foundation for impact through education. An integrated technology led, tiered approach to empowering our youth to succeed in a green and digital economy. 

2 – Numeracy and Literacy Programme 

Teaches core maths concepts and supports CAPS curriculum to ensure global standards within the local context. 

3 – Optional: Wind Academy Future Skills Teacher Development Programme

An innovative teacher development pilot programme. This learning experience is aimed at creating access for dedicated and committed teaching staff to a leading new learning experience; one that will allow them to level up and succeed in the digital economy, both professionally and personally.

Young Green Ambassador Programme

Introduction to Renewable Energy / Creating Responsible Environment Ambassadors

Learners will be made aware of renewable energy resources, ways they use energy in their everyday lives, and ways to conserve energy.
Bringing awareness to learners about the basics of sustainability will transform the environment from an abstract concept into tangible projects. Sustainability projects, like recycling and gardening, will get children outside and exposed to nature which has important benefits. Children will also build problem-solving and critical thinking skills when being taught about sustainability.
In this course, the young green ambassadors will:

  • Recognise where they use energy in their daily lives;
  • Be able to classify the types of energy used in their daily life;
  • Learn about using the wind as energy;
  • Learn about using the sun as energy;
  • Know what renewable energy means; and
  • Know why it’s important to look aſter our environment.

Optional: Wind Academy Future Skills Teacher Development Programme

This learning experience is aimed at creating access for dedicated and committed teaching staff to a leading new learning experience; one that will allow them to level up and succeed in the digital economy, both professionally and personally.

In the digital economy, professional teacher development is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of technology integration, personalized learning, diverse learning contexts and remote education. The Wind Academy Future Skills programme embraces the latest trends in professional teacher development and facilitates access for  teachers in the more rural and remote regions to future skills.

The Wind Academy Future Skills Teacher Development Learning Journey is structured to include:

  1. Digital Skills Training: With the increasing use of technology in education, professional development programs focus on equipping teachers with the necessary digital skills to effectively integrate technology into their teaching practices. This includes training on educational tools, software applications, online platforms, and digital resources.
  1. Personalized Learning Professional development initiatives are moving towards personalized learning experiences for teachers, where the content and delivery methods are tailored to individual needs and preferences. This approach allows teachers to develop skills and expertise specific to their areas of interest and teaching contexts.
  1. Microlearning: Microlearning involves delivering content in small, bite-sized chunks that are easy to consume and apply immediately. In teacher development, microlearning modules are gaining popularity as they provide flexible and accessible learning opportunities that fit into busy schedules.
  1. Online and Blended Learning: With the rise of remote and hybrid teaching models, professional teacher development programs are increasingly offered in online and blended formats. These modalities provide flexibility, convenience, and accessibility for educators to engage in continuous learning from anywhere.
  1. Collaborative Learning Communities: Professional learning communities (PLCs) offer teachers opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and engage in reflective discussions with peers. In the digital economy, virtual PLCs are emerging as a way for teachers to connect and learn from each other across geographic boundaries.
  1. Data-Driven Professional Development: Data analytics and assessment tools being used to inform and personalize professional development for educators. By analyzing teacher performance data, feedback, and student outcomes, institutions can identify specific areas for improvement and tailor professional development plans accordingly.
  1. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Recognizing the importance of cultural diversity in education, professional development programs are focusing on equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills to create inclusive and culturally responsive learning environments. This includes strategies for understanding and valuing students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
  1. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): In response to the growing recognition of the importance of students’ social and emotional well-being, professional development for teachers now often includes training in social-emotional learning principles. Educators learn how to incorporate SEL strategies into their teaching practices to support students’ holistic development.
  1. Continuous Feedback and Coaching: Professional development is shifting towards a model of continuous feedback and coaching, where teachers receive ongoing support, guidance, and mentorship to improve their teaching practice. This approach fosters a culture of growth and innovation among educators.
  1. Focus on Well-Being and Resilience: Given the challenging nature of the teaching profession, there is an increased emphasis on promoting teacher well-being and resilience through professional development initiatives. Programs may include strategies for stress management, self-care, work-life balance, and mental health support for educators.

These trends reflect the evolving landscape of professional teacher development in the digital economy, where educators are empowered to enhance their skills, adapt to changing educational paradigms, and meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

The Wind Academy Future Skills Teacher Development Learning Journey will expose teachers and faculty to these 10 important trends, it allows for focussed development in these critical skills areas  and by so doing not only uplifts our teachers but the quality of education provided to our youth.

E-Learning Courses

Learn through stories

We have designed high-quality content in the form of storytelling that is valuable, engaging, and relevant to the target audience. It also provides context for learning, broadens and deepens vocabulary, exposes children to crucial soſt skills – such as empathy, curiosity and those which reflect the child’s world – and provides a window to the broader world.
All the stories have audio and illustrations which are consistent across all the lessons.

Preview this course

Quiz for learners

Educational Content

Local characters and stories

Identify energy principles

Engaging animation

Easy to learn

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A Dedicated Device

We understand that many children, especially in rural settings have limited access to technology, or none at all. We have key technical partners in place which provides the support for Apple iPads that offers powerful built-in assistive features to complement learner’s vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy.  The devices include solutions for children with disabilities such as autism, blind, low-vision, deaf, hard-of-hearing, cerebral palsy, motor functionality, dyslexia and more.

Apple iPad offer

  1. Customisable to specific needs
  2. Built-in, free accessibility features
  3. Durable
  4. Cost-effectiveness
  5. User-friendlyness
  6. Excellent support

Renewable energy awareness crucial in remote towns

Renewable energy awareness is crucial in remote towns for several reasons. Here are some key reasons why:

  1. Energy independence: Remote towns often rely on fossil fuels to generate electricity, which can be expensive and unreliable due to transportation costs and the unpredictability of fuel prices. By promoting renewable energy awareness, remote towns can become more energy-independent and rely on local, renewable resources, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. This can provide a more stable and affordable source of energy.
  2. Environmental protection: Remote towns are oſten situated in pristine environments, such as forests, mountains, or coastlines, that are sensitive to pollution and climate change. By promoting renewable energy awareness, remote towns can reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of climate change on their environment. This can help protect local ecosystems, wildlife, and natural resources.
  3. Economic development: Renewable energy projects, such as solar or wind farms, can provide economic benefits to remote towns, including job creation, increased tax revenues, and reduced energy costs. By promoting renewable energy awareness, remote towns can attract investment and encourage entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector, which can help diversify their local economy.
  4. Resilience: Remote towns are oſten vulnerable to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, which can disrupt their energy supply and infrastructure. These towns can build resilience to the effects of such natural disasters by utilising renewable energy.

Impact on Learners

  1. Help them become digitally literate
  2. Help them acquire 21st-century skills 
  3. Increases children’s awareness of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind and how it can mitigate climate change.
  4. Improves children’s environmental literacy and understanding of the relationships between energy use and the environment.
  5. Can provide children with hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This can help children develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, which are essential for success in the 21st-century workforce.
  6. Can also expose children to potential career opportunities in the renewable energy sector. This can inspire children to contribute to the growth of the industry and local economies.

Impact on Corporates and IPPs

  1. . Ensure compliance that a portion of profits generated by the wind and solar farms are reinvested in socio-economic development initiatives such as education and training.
  2. Helps ensure that local communities benefit from the development of renewable energy resources, thereby promoting sustainable and equitable communities over the long term.
  3. Fully managed and implemented impact solution programmes, including stakeholder consultation, deployment, case studies, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting impact.
  4. Alignment to integrated community development plans, organisational strategies, sector priorities, BBBEE, and compliance targets.


We take great care when localising our programmes, and ensure relevance of context and content. We are currently offering the programme in English and Afrikaans. More languages will be rolled out in due course to reach the most marginalised children.

 This programme is an education initiative that integrates best-in-class educational technologies, and teaching and training practices underpinned by green energy expertise which makes this a unique and robust solution with measurable impact for learners and corporates.

Success Stories

Early Childhood Care and Education is our first journey in teaching learners the concepts of electricity, light, heat/cooling and the sun. Learners develop an initial understanding of what energy is and where it comes from, and about the importance of energy conservation and safety.

Roggeveld Numeracy and Literature Skills Program

The education initiative that integrates best in class educational technologies, teaching and training practice underpinned by green Energy expertise makes this a unique and robust solutions with measurable impact for learners and corporates.

We are growing

“The team at Wind Academy has installed over 700 wind turbines across the planet, and we have seen firsthand the dire need in rural areas in our country for this content. It is valuable and will teach children crucial lifeskills that will be a foundation for the local economy.”

Hennie Muller CEO - Wind Academy

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