5 GOLDER IN ACTION // SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As part of our commitment to sustainability, Golder Associates formed the Golder Trust for Orphans in 2003 to provide support to children and families in Africa who have been orphaned or displaced by the AIDS pandemic.
The Trust, which is funded mainly by contributions from Golder’s operating companies and staff, provides financial support to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) caring for and counselling families and dependents of people living with HIV/AIDS. The Golder Trust for Orphans supports NGO’s and other organisations of all religions and ethnic groups. The primary focus is in Africa, with a vision to one day support projects all over the world.
The Trust provides one time grant support to organisations looking for immediate aid but directs most of its funding towards sustainable development projects that help organisations fund their own activities in a sustainable way. To date our efforts are supporting over 1,000 children through eight projects in Africa.
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
THEMBISA EMBO COMMUNITY PROJECT (SOUTH AFRICA)
WALK IN THE LIGHT MINISTRIES (SOUTH AFRICA)
ST. JOSEPH’S (SOUTH AFRICA)
LEWA CHILDRENS’ HOME AND BARAKA FARM (KENYA)
BULEMBU MINISTRIES (SWAZILAND)
ABC MINISTRY (SWAZILAND)
Picture 1: Jon Rutherfoord present cheque to Andrew LeRoux of Bulembu Ministries.
MISSION STATION OF CARLOS VILANCULOS (MOZAMBIQUE)
HANDS OF MERCY (ZIMBABWE)
For more information about the Golder Trust for Orphans, visit www.goldertrust.org.
“Your gift makes it possible for us to continue our vision to create a totally self-sustaining community, restoring health, education, commerce and providing care for children.” – Andrew LeRoux, Bulembu Ministries