Delivering hope through quality education
It’s more than just a commitment, we want to make a difference to the communities that host our operations.
One of the most powerful ways we can contribute to long-term development is through education. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call on us all to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Prior to the development of the Didipio Mine, primary school was only available until grade four. For the remaining years of primary and any secondary education, children walked to neighbouring barangays, some up to 38 kilometers away. We built a fully-equipped secondary school in 2017 and assisted in building a new primary school in Didipio in 2016. We also supported educational programs and provided learning resources in Didipio and 10 adjacent communities.
Through our scholarship program, nearly 400 students have been able to attend university. Many came to work with us after they completed their studies and many more have been able to support their families, build businesses and pursue careers nationally and internationally.
We look forward to contributing to the Philippines’ post-COVID economic recovery and are ready and waiting for that opportunity.