Picture Above: The draining and cleaning of a village pond used as a water resource for farmers is supervised by Noranda employee Garel Graydon, (in safety helmet), joined by community residents, at Queenhythe district.
We are very active in supporting the St Ann community and communities surrounding our mining areas. We routinely engage in educational assistance, sports, business, environment and agriculture.
Educational Assistance -
- Numerous students have taken advantage of the NorandaJamaica 50 scholarship program to further their education.
- We also support two Community Skills Training Centres built in our manufacutring plant and mining areas. These Centres offer educational development in craft skills.
Sports - The Port Rhoades Sports Club is home to numerous community, school, and national sporting events and houses the areas only international cricket field.
Business - Our Micro-enterprise start-up programmes in the communities have assisted over 90 small businesses.
Environment - Our environmental outreach programmes include beach clean-up excercises and other volunteer activities in our communities.
- The Noranda Community Council sponsors GetStart, a community business development programme to support communities in starting small businesses.
- The Greenhouse Revolution - We provide training in green house technology, assist with construction and provide water through large water catchment ponds to local farmers. We also donate greenhouses to local schools to boost their local agriculture departments and educational initiatives. These program now help hundreds of local farmers and their communities.
Community football team from Farm Town district celebrate victory in the Noranda Community Football competition with Kent Skyers, Public & Community Relations Superintendent.
Employees (l-r) Roger Forrester, Claudy Ann Godson, Natasha Bolt, welcome students to an Environment & Safety Exhibition sponsored by Noranda at a community EXPO.
Employees joined with community residents to give the Discovery Bay Post Office a facelift.
Delroy Dell, General Manager, is welcomed to the Keith community primary school by students and teachers as he prepares to give a mentoring talk.
Employees and community residents doing voluntary work to upgrade a play centre for the Discovery Bay Infant School.
Joan Hamilton (l), Human Resources Assistant, presents an appreciation token to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education at an education awards ceremony sponsored by Noranda.