We believe that education contributes to the economic health of our communities, empowering the next generation with the skills to reach their highest potential. We address educational issues on several levels. We support educational programs, research initiatives and scholarships and bursaries that provide students with the right technical, entrepreneurial and life skills to achieve economic independence and compete in a complex and specialized world.
Additionally, we support school and community-based programs that focus on literacy levels and that encourage our young people to remain in school and complete their education.
In 2016, we devoted 20% of our overall community investments to educational programs.