The KGL Community Fund (KCF) is registered in Canada as a corporation, without share capital and the KGL Foundation (KF) is registered in the DRC, as a not for profit organisation.
The fund and foundation were established to manage and implement our socio-economic and environmental development initiatives, with the objective being to uplift and create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities that endow our operations with a social license to operate, support the operation of the mine and local communities and after mine closure, allow the communities left behind to be self-sustaining.
As part of this process the KCF and KF are responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring the community management initiatives/plans that arise from addressing the issues that are developed from the stakeholder assessment process and the environmental and socio-economic baseline studies.
Whilst some of the budget for KF programmes will be sourced from Kilo, we are and will continue to actively seek partners with funding and capacity to assist us in rolling out our socio-economic development plans.
Mambasa school refurbishment (Pygmy Learners)
Village (PK 47) school refurbishment
Small Business Initiatives
Water & Sanitation Initiatives
Objectives of the Foundation
The objective for the KGL Community Fund (KCF) and KGL Foundation (KF), include but are not limited to:
- the delivery of socio-economic programmes that are ethical, financially transparent and performance driven;
- build and enhance our relationship with local communities and regional and national government. Thereby, endowing our operations with a social and legal right to operate;
- promote health, wellness and educational programmes in the areas in which we operate;
- provide training and resources to create environmentally and socially sustainable communities;
- create an enabling environment for small to medium businesses, including local procurement initiatives; and
- setting up programmes to protect and develop indigenous communities.
Board of Directors
We are currently sourcing new members for our board, please watch this space.
During the early exploration phase of work in the DRC, a “preliminary” stakeholder survey/assessment was initiated in order to understand the community and their associated needs. The stakeholder survey took the form of a series of consultative meetings between our team and various local communities and their representatives.
From these meetings a number of common social themes emerged and are summarised below:
- access to clean water, medical services and education;
- the protection and support of the indigenous population (pygmies);
- inequalities based on sex and/or ethnic origin; and
- economic upliftment.
A number of small projects were initiated subsequent to our first engagement with our community stakeholders. Whilst these were often once-off projects, our management team is actively seeking to develop initiatives that will drive environmentally sustainable, socio-economic initiatives in the communities immediately affected by our operations, with the view of supporting our operations and maintaining our social license to operate.
As part of this drive:
- we are currently engaging with Butembo University Hospital (BUH) to provide an onsite doctor for our employees and for BUH to use their presence in our locale to roll out a number of BUH health service initiatives to local communities, with the assistance of our team where required;
- we are engaging with the World Conservation Society to roll out environmental educational programmes to our employees and the surrounding community;
- we are actively looking for partners to assist us in rolling out sustainable agricultural initiatives, in support of the local communities and our operations;
- we are looking at local procurement initiatives to meet our on-site operational activities; and
- we are looking at ways to work with local artisanal miners.
The KGL Foundation (KF) has initiated a number of projects including:
- educational initiatives;
- regional malaria and health programmes;
- small business initiatives; and
- establishment of sport and recreational facilities.
Initiative Fact Sheets
Working With Us
We are actively seeking business partners who have a proven track record of delivering tangible and quantifiable, socio-economic and environmentally responsible projects in accordance with the objectives of the Foundation and in accordance with our community development plans.
The organisations we engage with must be highly effective NGO’s or other commercial enterprises, whom are:
- objective and delivery focussed;
- can formulate business plans;
- work to operating budgets; and
- deliver to schedule.
Programmes are often subject to funding and thus donations in general or for specific projects are welcomed.