Various scholarship programmes are currently running in areas associated with the mine.
Both private and public sector funds are involved in ensuring bright students in the region have access to secondary and tertiary level studies. Base Titanium has established a scholarship programme, together with input from local committees, which is managed to ensure fairness and transparency and is aligned with existing programmes to allow for a coordinated approach to achieving maximum benefits for local communities.
Further to developing our own programme, Base already provides support for local education NGOs. With a collaborative and focused approach we foresee an increase in the number of boys and girls reaching local and national secondary levels, as well as local and international tertiary institutions leading to positive long-term impacts.
Working with our partners -
Hatua Likoni is an NGO located in Likoni where Base Titanium's port facility is located. It operates a scholarship programme targetting low income households with high performing children. We have worked with Hatua Likoni on a number of education and medical projects since 2012 and recently provided Ksh 5 million for its scholarship programme over the next two years. These funds will provide over 150 students with continued education opportunities at various levels.
For more information visit Hatua Likoni.
Friends for Life
Friends for Life is a locally based NGO run by a Dutch Foundation providing further education opportunities in the coastal region. Base has supported 15 tertiary level students through this programme since 2013 by providing funding of Ksh 3.2 million.
For more information visit Friends for Life.
Al Kahf Foundation
Al Kahf is an Islamic development welfare organisation run by the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya. Located in Ukunda, it provides scholarships for tertiary level students in the region. Base has partnered Al Kahf by providing logistical support to over 30 students to enable them to study courses such as law, medicine and business studies not locally available.