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Newmont shows love to Rehab inmates on Val’s Day

Accra, Ghana

Newmont Ghana employees celebrated this year Valentine’s Day by undertaking community service the at the Chosen Rehabilitation Centre in Accra.

Under its Employee Volunteerism Program, Newmont employees assumed the responsibilities of cleaning, scrubbing, painting, washing and counseling of inmates among others. Items worth over GH¢7,000 were also donated in support of the center. Organized in partnership with United Way Ghana, the event saw over 40 employees (Volunteers) spending 320 man-hours with the inmates.

Speaking at the event, Adiki Ayitevie, Director, External Affairs and Communications at Newmont Ghana , said the programme dubbed: “Day of Caring,” was celebrated annually on February 14 to express love to the underprivileged in the society.

“Valentine’s Day is not a day of making romantic or sexual love as people perceive but a day of showing true love to the deprived in society” said Ms. Ayitevie.

Dr. Juliette Tuakli Chairperson of United Way Ghana said “This programme also aims at promoting the Ghanaian commitment to supporting disenfranchised communities through the act of volunteering, donation and providing aid.”

In 2008, Newmont Ghana instituted an effective philanthropic initiative that offers opportunity for employees and Newmont to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged through its “Workplace Giving Program”. This program has contributed over GH¢230,000 to support charities and other social intervention programs.

At Newmont, it’s our hope to impact meaningfully into the lives of the underprivileged in society through our “Day of Caring program”.

February 14, 2013

Newmont Supports the Underprivileged

Newmont Ghana has donated items worth over GH¢ 30,000 to four Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the country in aid of the underprivileged in society. The items include furniture, curtains, and variety of kitchenware, assorted electrical appliances and bathroom wares.

The four beneficiary institutions are United Way Ghana, Compassion Rehabilitation Centre, The Country-Side Orphanage in Accra, and Village of Hope at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

Speaking at a   ceremony in Accra, Franklin Nuamah, Deputy Regional Manager, and Support Services at Newmont Ghana said the donation was part of Newmont’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and aimed at improving the lives of the less privileged.

Jonathan Akuamoah, Executive Director of United Way Ghana, who received the items on behalf of the beneficiaries, said, “this donation will go a long way to help the children in the various orphanages to also enjoy decent lives.”

Last year, Newmont donated a vehicle and an amount of GH¢120,000 to United Way Ghana (UWG).The amount was realized  through its Workplace Giving Program dubbed “Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo” is  aimed at helping the underprivileged in society.

January 29, 2013

Creating a Baked Goods Trade

Cajamarca, Peru

To build new enterprises to help sustain the Cajamarca community well into the future, Minera Yanacocha sponsored three-month baking and pastry classes for former landowners’ children. Fourteen young adults recently graduated from the program which was led by SENATI-Zonal Cajamarca, a well-known technical facility.

Edwin Amoretti, the operation’s social responsibility manager, attended the graduation ceremony. He encouraged the students to pursue sustainable projects that will allow them to secure better futures.

“Thanks to Yanacocha’s support, I was able to learn a new trade and know there are possibilities of pursuing our own business in the labor world,” said Jessica Infantes Chilón, program graduate.

September 6, 2011

Funding Given to Restore Peruvian Cultural Heritage Site

Cajamarca, Peru

An important cultural heritage site in Cajamarca that dates back to 1699 is being restored thanks to the generous donations of Minera Yanacocha’s corporate foundation, the Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) and others.

More than $1.6 million was given to improve the Belen Complex, an impressive historical building with Castilian medieval influences. Alberto Benavides, board chairman of the Buenaventura Mining Company, took the initiative to raise funds to maintain the historic center that once was used as a hospital center.

ALAC supported Benavides by providing more than $450,000 for the effort. The balance came from the World Monuments’ Fund, an independent organization dedicated to saving the world’s most treasured places. The Provincial Municipality of Cajamarca, Regional Culture Office and Yanacocha’s Cajamarca Solidarity Fund also generously contributed.

The monies raised will pay for restoration and conservation of Belen and Las Monjas squares, murals, furniture, a cemetery and  graveyard chapel; technical studies to improve stone structures; lighting of the churches Belen and La Recoleta; and creation of an urban mobility plan.

September 6, 2011

Waihi Gold Supports Its Future

Waihi, New Zealand

For nearly 20 years, Newmont Waihi Gold has been enriching the lives of students and strengthening itsvlocal educational institutions through the Waihi Gold Education Trust.

Established in 1992, the mine has given $580,000 in student scholarships and financial support for the school. Students have earned $122,000 of that in scholarships. The balance of funding supports projects and provides equipment that enhances the educational opportunities available to the school’s students.

In 2011, seven Waihi College students each received $2,000 scholarships as they embark on tertiary education.

September 6, 2011

Ahafo Apprentices Bring Smiles to Hospital

Ahafo, Ghana

Apprenticeship trainees at the Ahafo mine opened their hearts and wallets to improve the children’s ward of St. Elizabeth Hospital at Hwidiem, the largest in the concession area. After pooling their funds to purchase a television, DVD player, movies, toys and chairs for the young patients, trainees rolled up their sleeves to clean up the outer compound and to plant flowers. Newmont Ghana offers its sincere thanks to the trainees for making such a difference.

September 6, 2011

Newmont Ghana Supports Orthopedic Training Center

Accra, Ghana

Newmont Ghana is helping to bring orthopedic training and equipment to people in need. Through its sponsorship of a recent fundraising dinner and a $2,000 donation to Ghana’s Orthopedic Training Center (OTC), Newmont Ghana helped the OTC rewire the children’s department and facilitate 26 monthly trips to regions that desperately need orthopedic services.

Ghana’s OTC conducts physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. They offer classes for children who either suffered accidents or were born with deformities. It also serves adult amputees and manufactures orthopedic shoes, shoe prostheses, leg braces, splints, and artificial legs and arms, as well as splints for some 6,000 patients annually.

At the Australian High Commission-hosted charity dinner, which raised nearly $11,000 (GH¢16,878), William Williams, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, said “the support provided by [Newmont] and other sponsors was essential to making the event a successful one.”

September 6, 2011

Kenyasi Health Center Renovated

Kenyasi, Ghana

With the goal of improving health in and around Ahafo, mine crews from Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine recently made $76,000 in improvements to the community’s health center.

The renovation of the Kenyasi Health Center demonstrates Newmont’s commitment to promote quality health care within its host communities. The project included partitioning the old building with cement blocks, re-roofing, adding five toilets, extending water pipelines, replacing electrical fittings, and repainting and installing a septic tank. Mine crews also refurbished nurses’ quarters and built two-bedroom apartments.

The local government operates the Kenyasi Health Center that serves roughly 560 patients each week. However, a lack of water pipelines has made it difficult to treat those needing prolonged care.

Richard Kwasi Henneh, District Director of the Ghana Health Services, commended the company’s immense support.

September 6, 2011

Home Built by Students Sells

Battle Mountain, Nevada

Students at Nevada’s Battle Mountain High School have reason to smile: a house they built with their own hands was recently sold.

The school is partnering with Newmont Nevada to transform once-blighted areas of the community through its School Building Trades Program. Newmont donated $100,000, land and building materials last summer to provide students with a valuable experience.

Programs like this can help a community strengthen its sustainability through improvements to older areas and through the enrichment of knowledge and skills of local young people.

September 6, 2011

NMC Legacy Fund Continues Giving Spirit

Elko, Nevada

Newmont Nevada’s employees continued their long-standing commitment to community and local charities after pledging nearly $650,000 in 2010 through the new Newmont Mining Corporation (NMC) Legacy Fund. Newmont matched employee contributions, bringing the total charitable donation to $1.3 million.

“We thank our employees for proudly continuing the tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live and work by volunteering their time, energy and talents, and through monetary donations and pledges,” said Tom Kerr, Newmont’s North American regional senior vice president in an interview with the Elko Daily Free-Press.

Newmont Nevada established the NMC Legacy Fund to create a more strategic and long-term community investment program. Employees can give directly to local nonprofits that address existing social service needs or to an endowment fund that will help sustain our communities after mining operations cease. Newmont matches these donations dollar-for-dollar.

“As Newmont employees continue to demonstrate our Values through leadership in safety and social responsibility, this new program builds upon our successful investment in the sustainability of all communities in which we operate,” Kerr said.

September 6, 2011