AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem (AAI) Mine continues to improve the well-being of the people in its host communities, through the implementation of social intervention programmes.
The mine’s social investment strategy seeks to create more jobs for the youth in the host communities, and to assist students in government second cycle and tertiary schools to complete their education.
A scholarship has been initiated to brilliant, but needy students to enable them to complete their education.
Vida Akon, a 24–year science graduate of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), and currently a teaching assistant at the educational institution, benefitted from the scholarship,
Akom, who hails from Mile 7, near Iduapriem in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, told The Ghanaian Times that the AAI scholarship had supported her and other siblings to complete their education.
“I never thought my dreams will not become a reality, but with the opportunities from Iduapriem Mine, I am the first in my family to access university education and pursued a science-related course, chemistry at UCC,” She said.
Akom said the Iduapriem scholarship includes full payment of school fees and GHc 1,000 to beneficiaries occupying student hostels for every academic year.
On future plans, she hinted that, she hoped to become a Medical Assistant, to help the under-privileged girls in her community and society.
Akom said since the inception of the scholarship scheme, five years ago, 175 students had benefitted from the package; whiles some are doing industrial attachment at Iduapriem.
From Clement Adzei Boye, Mile 7, near Iduapriem