We subscribe to the principle that education is essential in advancing human rights, gender equity, social justice and a healthy environment in the communities that host our operations. There can be no sustainable future without a responsive and inclusive education system.
In implementing our Responsive Education initiatives as a major component of our Quadrants of Development, we partner with other sectors of society to ensure that programs for the advancement of education are relevant to beneficiaries.
We view education as a lifelong, holistic and inclusive process. That is why our education programs extend to toddlers, through the establishment of daycare centers; children and adolescents, through the building of schools and the provision of teachers, learning tools and instructional equipment; adults, through literacy programs; and parents, through seminars on gender sensitivity and responsible parenthood. We also ensure that affected communities are fully knowledgeable about our operations and activities, as well as about the mining industry in general, by coordinating intensive information-education-communication campaigns. This has resulted in growing positive interest and support from critical stakeholders.