London Mining continues community commitment
Demonstrating their commitment to corporate social responsibility, London Mining recently contributed scholarships of over 75 million Leones to schools in the Marampa and Maforki Chiefdoms in Port Loko.
In all over 750 scholarships were awarded, 544 to 28 primary and 10 secondary schools in the Marampa Chiefdom, with 213 going to 27 primary and 5 secondary schools in the Maforki Chiefdom. Beneficiaries were selected on the basis of their family circumstances or academic performance.
“The company acknowledges education to be the gateway to national development,” stated Mohamed Saticon Conteh, Community Relations Deputy Manager for London Mining.
London Mining’s engagement with education is nationwide and, over the past year, the company has contributed to a scholarship program in the Eastern region, the pilot phase of an in-school internet connection for Kono District – the first of its kind in the country – best practices of which could be passed on to the company’s operational area in the Port Loko District.
Furthermore, in collaboration with the Construction & Development Partnership, London Mining has introduced an in-school library project for both primary and secondary levels. They have identified 53 schools for the start of this project – training 106 teacher coordinators, distributing text books and providing shelves. The company has also supported the construction of a library and computer hall for the Maramapa Islamic Secondary School in Lunsar and the Female Canteen at the Fourah Bay College campus.
Commenting on the company’s endeavours, Mr. Conteh added, “London Mining are contributing to the education sector in order to see that Sierra Leoneans acquire education in a conducive atmosphere, supporting the development strides of government to improve education in the country.”
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