Petra supports a workshop, which provides employment to around 20 people with disabilities in South Africa
Dominion Diamond supports the SA Wellness program at the Lutsel K’e Dene School, which uses traditional and non-traditional activities to encourage healthy lifestyles, physical activity, and mental wellness. For the second year, Lutsel K’e Dene School students partnered with Chipewyan Dene artist John Rombough to create murals for their school
Participants compete in a hand games tournament held in the First Nations community of Behchoko, Northwest Territories. De Beers is a sponsor of the annual event.
The Kgatelopele Small Business Hub was opened by Petra’s Finsch mine in 2015 to help support local entrepreneurs in South Africa
De Beers’ Venetia Mine in South Africa helps a local hospital by donating two electrocardiogram (ECG) machines and three emergency trolleys.
Dominion Diamond Corporation supports the Gamètì Sewing Club, which not only teaches sewing skills but also helps to build a sense of community. Participants display the quilts they learned to make in the sewing class
Each year more than 2,000 children participate in ALROSA’s children’s camps, and more than 10.000 adults recharge their batteries in the company’s health retreats.
29 students from a Maths and Science Leadership Academy in Northern Cape Province took part in a two-day De Beers Work and Job Shadowing Programme. Read more here.
Each year, Dominion Diamond provides funding to community schools to fund school initiatives such as cultural programs, literacy programs, healthy snack programs, positive behavioural support programs, and wellness programs, to name a few. Students from Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional School in Behchoko enjoyed traditional on-the-land activities with funding from Dominion Diamond.
Farm owner Tshimangazo Mercy Rambuda was assisted by De Beers’ Zimele fund to buy and equip her farm near Nwansdi. The farm employs 10 local people and produces vegetables and maize which is all sold locally.
Dominion Diamond Corporation supports the Breakfast for Learning program, which provides resources to school nutrition programs that improve the ability of students to focus and perform in the classroom.
Dominion’s support is having a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth in forty-eight schools in the Northwest Territories and two schools in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. The children use the nutrition programs each school day, providing them with a head start for years to come.
Governors from schools in South Africa’s Limpopo Province are given a fact-finding tour of De Beers’ Venetia Mine.
Dominion Diamond supports the Side Door Youth Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories which provides quality support services to youth in need of a safe place to stay at night when there is nowhere else to go. The program provides laundry and shower facilities and employs staff who are trained to provide counseling, guidance and direction to the youth.
Pupils at the Mwadui Primary School, which is owned and operated by Petra’s Williamson mine in Tanzania
ALROSA organizes regular sports activities and events for the company’s workers and their families. Each year more than 10,000 people participate in various sports groups.
ALROSA also sponsors the “Children of Asia” International Sports Games – an event held in Yakutia every four years under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee for children from across Asia in order to promote sport, to raise awareness of the ideals of the Olympic movement ideas and to enhance international cooperation.