FAR is an active participant in its host country communities, employing staff and investing in community and social projects. Our 2019 Sponsorships and Investments were:
FAR sponsored the Gambia Volleyball Federation National Beach Volleyball Championship, the most important domestic competition in beach volleyball. This competition supports the evolution of a strong national team to represent The Gambia in international beach volleyball competitions. We were proud to sponsor these games and provide an opportunity for the youths of the country to showcase and enhance their playing skills.
Following the successful renovation of primary schools in Senegal, FAR undertook a renovation of a Gambian primary school as part of the Gambian Joint Venture’s social program. Works have now been completed in The Gambia at the Serekunda Lower Basic School, which caters for 1,500 students from grades 1 to 6. Electrical works were completed including installation of over 1000m of electrical cabling, installation of waterproof lighting, demolition and reinstallation of concrete columns and roofing replacement as well as new plastering and painting.
The objective of the lighting was to improve safety and security around the school and to provide a well-lit area that could be used for community activities in the evening. The basic maintenance and repairs to the school were well needed to ensure the safety of the students. Rolf Stork, the FAR Gambian Asset Manager was present for the ceremony to celebrate the completion of the works. The newly lit school grounds were immediately used for soccer training by local enthusiasts – more photos and videos can be found on our website and YouTube channel.
For further information on the Senegal RSSD Joint Venture social contribution and THP, see the Cairn Energy Corporate Responsibility Report here.