Community development with Rio Tinto Alcan in Awaso, Ghana

From 2008-2010, WUSC implemented a pilot project at the Kanaso School, which was WUSC’s first cross-sectoral partnership with a mining company. The project helped to improve school facilities and build an exceptional school environment with quality teaching and learning for children, including a more gender-sensitive learning environment. The project also benefited from the support of volunteers from WUSC’s Students Without Borders™ program. These volunteers worked to support the Kanaso School and also the District Assembly.

The project was funded by Rio Tinto Alcan’s affiliate, the Ghana Bauxite Company. Building on this pilot initiative, WUSC, Rio Tinto Alcan and the District Assembly of Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai have expanded the project to the whole district and engaged CIDA as a funding partner.

Check out the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai District Development (BABDD) Project.

Listen to an interview by Chris Eaton, WUSC Executive Director, on WUSC's partnership with Rio Tinto Alcan.

 

Other related links:

CIDA News Release

Rio Tinto Alcan News Release


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