Education for Communities around Gold Fields Ghana’s Mines

As part of the SEED (Sustainable Community Empowerment and Economic Development) program of Gold Field Ghana, the 16 communities located around the mines receive education opportunities, reports Business Excellence.

Through SEED, the Foundation is also investing heavily in health and education and its efforts are evolving with time. Initially, many new clinics and schools were constructed within the 16 communities, and the company worked with the government to ensure they can be sustainably staffed and run in the future. More recently the Foundation has progressed to funding teacher and health worker training. […] The Foundation also focuses on funding local children and young people through school and university. A notable success of the scheme is a young employee from the community of Huniso who was sponsored through a higher national diploma and degree course, and is now working as an administrator in the scholarship programme.