Community

We engage with our local communities in a structured and inclusive manner.

Community Programs


 

We understand that achieving our long-term goals is reliant on building beneficial relationships with the communities in which we operate and establishing a balanced flow of mutual benefit.

Across our operations we have established local committees to encourage meaningful engagement between us, local communities and local and national governments. These committees play a major role in identifying community development priorities.

Through close collaboration with these committee’s, over 150 community programs across Kenya and Madagascar have been developed, based around four key pillars:

  • Livelihood Programs
  • Community Health
  • Education
  • Community Infrastructure

Livelihood Programs

We strive to ensure that the positive economic impact of our operations are felt far beyond our employees.

We support numerous agricultural based livelihood programs, like the Kwale Cotton Project, that are intended to be the engine room for sustainable community development, outlasting the life of the mine.

WATCH: Livelihood programs

Community Health

We partner with communities, governments and NGO’s to improve access to health services.

This has included providing much needed health infrastructure such as dispensaries and regional clinics to nearby communities as well as training volunteers to provide basic healthcare education.

WATCH: HEALTH PROGRAMS

Education

Providing secondary and tertiary scholarships to youth in need.

The scholarship program covers tuition fees and is designed to give opportunities to academically gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Beneficiaries are selected through a rigorous vetting process that assures transparency and equity.

Watch: Education programs

Community Infrastructure

Establishing infrastructure to improve standards of living.

We work with governments and communities to identify physical infrastructure that will improve living standards such as health facilities, boreholes to improve access to clean water, and the construction of new primary and secondary schools.