Earning and maintaining our social licence in communities where we operate reduces risk, supports the development of our business and enhances our access to talent, capital and liquidity. Promoting greater linkages with the community and driving greater levels of transparency locally and internationally are vital components. Where our activities impact others, we act to avoid infringing their rights and to address adverse impacts with which we are involved.
We are a major facilitator of trade in East Africa. We believe that natural resource wealth should be an engine for economic growth that, when used prudently, contributes to sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Our activities stimulate development in local communities and national economies. We create employment, develop skills, build infrastructure and procure from local suppliers. At the same time, we recognise that our activities and those of our business relationships can also have adverse impacts.
Ochola Ogoda Foundation
We are working with The OO Foundation to address critical societal issues around Nyanza, Kenya.
The “OO” Foundation first began helping charitable societies in 2011 and established itself the same year. The “OO” Foundation aims to help children and families living in deprivation to escape the cycle of poverty and fulfil their human potential.
They achieve this by investing in initiatives and interventions across five Programme areas: Health, WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), Education, Enterprise & Livelihoods and Humanitarian Response. Their focus is on supporting solutions that improve quality of performance, promote greater inclusion, foster appropriate innovation and catalyze access to finance, all within the broader context of poverty. The work they support invariably is in low, and low to middle income counties in Nyanza, Kenya, where the challenging effects of chronic under-development, conflict and natural disasters are commonplace.
The organisation was set up to support Dyslexic people, focusing on those who needed practical support and information in an accessible format. Talk Dyslexia has charity status which means we are in a specialist position to offer support to people with Dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a type of specific learning difficulty identifiable as a developmental difficulty of language learning and cognition. It is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and processing speed.
TALK DYSLEXIA campaign seeks to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encourage dyslexic people to embrace their learning differences and to call organisations to take greater action in helping dyslexics by working with US.