Education

Primary school construction crosses halfway mark with roof being installed

Construction of the primary school in Madagascar is progressing at a fast pace now. The walls of the new school have been constructed out of brick, and it is possible to see the classroom, canteen and offices take shape. It is already clear that the building will provide a sizable community hub and be a …

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New pendant raises funds to construct a computer training lab in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Shaped like Africa and sparkling with a Zambian emerald, Mozambican ruby and stunning sapphire, the new Jewel of Africa x Gemfields pendant celebrates the ‘Big Three’ this September and is set to provide funds for a Foundation project to benefit education in sub-Saharan Africa. Launching on the first day of September, for which sapphire is …

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Building of Madagascan primary school progresses as first walls go up

Construction of the primary school continues to progress well, with foundations complete and walls now being erected. The REXMA team held a meeting with parents, the teachers, and the construction company to align all parties and communicate the next steps. The contract has been signed with the partner undertaking the well drilling, so this will …

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Gemfields Foundation to build a primary school in Madagascar

With generous funding from Sandy Leong Jewelry  and others, combined with existing unrestricted funds, Gemfields Foundation has commenced work on a Madagascan primary school with an intended completion date of this September. As of 12 August 2021, volunteers from the school pupils’ families and local villagers had teamed up to complete demolition of the old …

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Sandy Leong Jewelry raises funds for Gemfields Foundation projects in education and skills training, Bridgehampton, NY

Sandy Leong and Gemfields hosted a gallery exhibition and cocktail reception at Exhibition The Barn by Elena Frampton, at Bridgehampton, New York, in support of the Gemfields Foundation. The event featured works by artist Nicholas Evans alongside the Sandy Leong x Gemfields Sol collection with proceeds from sales of both benefitting Gemfields’ newly launched charitable …

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Update on Students Training at the Vocational Training Centre, Mozambique

Prior to the state of emergency announced in Mozambique resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the vocational training centre built by MRM and operated by the government’s training provider IFPELAC was steadily training its next cohort of graduates.A second group was initiated in February 2020, with the introduction of a new course of painting for civil …

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