Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders at AngloGold Ashanti Australia
For almost two decades AGAA has actively supported education, youth, community development and health programmes in communities across the Western Australian goldfields, from Laverton to Kalgoorlie-Boulder and beyond, including the remote Aboriginal community of Tjuntjuntjara.
Supporting education programmes at Eastern Goldfields College, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and John Paul College remains a strong focus. Education and employment initiatives are also delivered through long-term partnerships with indigenous academies: Kalgoorlie Clontarf Academy, the Kalgoorlie Girls Academy and the Graham Farmer Follow the Dream Programme. Along with annual funding support for these organisations, AngloGold Ashanti Australia offers mine site tours, exposure to a wide variety of careers in the mining industry and a transition-to-work programme.
Through its membership of the Gold Industry Group, the company supports the Shooting Stars Netball programme for indigenous girls and our employees facilitate delivery of the GIG National Gold Education Programme in schools.
AGAA also supports a ‘Think Local, Buy Local and Employ Local’ strategy to promote business opportunities and the growth of local supply networks.