Education is one of the most sure-fire ways to build a solid basis for continuous and sustainable development
It is crucial to lay the foundations so that, after the closure of a mine, local communities will continue to prosper. We invest funds, experience, and knowledge to improve living standards and generate long-lasting skills for local people. In this vein, educational programmes supported by Nordgold are in place for both children and adults.
Our education-focused activities include the building and renovation of schools, the provision of necessary educational equipment, school kits, the construction of libraries, providing scholarships for students and the organisation of social and cultural programmes. Nordgold also provides funds for teachers remuneration in West Africa.
Thanks to Nordgold, every year over 15,000 kids who wouldn’t otherwise have access, are able to go to school.
Lefa constructed a new high school in Lero village, investing more than USD 200,000 into the project. See more about the Lero High School in our video:
We conduct an annual training programme for local communities in West Africa, which includes vocational training across mining fleet operations, welding, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, beekeeping and other in-demand professions.