Tullow Oil Plc Corporate Social Responsibility Projects
Enterprise Development Centre
The Jubilee Partners invested $600,000 in 2013 and have committed $5 million in total to the Government- led Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) in Takoradi. The centre supports small and medium-sized Ghanaian enterprises to better position themselves to take advantage of business opportunities within the
Oil & Gas industry. The EDC will offer a range of services including business training, advisory services and access to information about local markets.
The Jubilee Technical Training Centre
In 2013, the Jubilee Partners invested over $5 million in the Jubilee Technical Training Centre (JTTC), as part of their ongoing investment in this project. The centre is the first vocational training polytechnic in West Africa to offer National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) accredited courses in technical subjects such as instrumentation, process, mechanical and electrical engineering. Situated
on the Takoradi Polytechnic campus in Ghana, the Jubilee Partners have invested in the construction of the centre including provision of the latest engineering equipment and training of instructors. The centre was officially opened by the Minister for Education in Ghana, Hon. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang. The centre ran a pilot programme for 32 students in 2013, and a further 16 students are studying courses in 2014. As well as hands-on technical training courses the centre offers Health & Safety training.
Livelihood enhancement programme – Ghana
In the Western Region of Ghana, we sponsored over 1,400 people from 26 fishing communities to receive training from the Jubilee Livelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development (LEED) project, one of the Social Investment projects being managed by Tullow on behalf of the Jubilee Partners in partnership with local NGO, Pyxera Global. The week-long training covered subjects such as strategic business management, entrepreneurship development, soap making and oven and ice box construction. The sessions were open to fishermen, fishmongers and processors, artisans and members of the business community. Participants have ongoing access to the Business Resource Centre, which assists people by linking them to credit facilities, access to loans, and other business support.
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme
In 2013, Tullow invested $6.7 million in our flagship programme, the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme. This programme offers students an opportunity to study post-graduate courses at internationally recognised Universities in the UK, France and Ireland. Over 100 students from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Suriname and Ethiopia began their studies in subjects including exploration geophysics, Oil & Gas management, law and environment science, supply chain management, petroleum taxation and finance, geographic information systems and international public health.
National Services Programme
With the support of the National Service Secretariat, GNPC coordinates the National Service Programme among the international oil and gas companies, Subcontractors, and local service companies operating in the petroleum industry. This has helped a lot more Ghanaians gain employment with many of the companies operating in Ghana.