During the official opening ceremony of the NGO Children of the Light (CotL), a progressive learning centre in Peduase near Aburi in Ghana’s Eastern Region on August 23rd, headed by the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Andrew Barnes, a donor board was unveiled.
Second to ‘Australian Aid’, who founded the continued construction of the centre, a significant donor was finally revealed as Geodrill.
In two decades, Geodrill has grown to become the leading provider of drilling in West Africa. Geodrill’s Founder and Managing Director, Dave Harper, accredits their success to simply doing the right thing for clients, employees and community alike. A humble attitude has brought humble business results, serving tier one miners such as Newmont, Kinross, Resolute, Endevour and drilling an impressive 1.2 million meters per year. Operating in Ghana, Burkina, Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali and more recently Zambia, Geodrill provides career opportunities for some 1200 local workforce.
Back in 2008, Dave Harper learned that CotL’s Founder and Director, Jeanette Brown, required funds to purchase land to build a learning centre. Mr Harper arranged for the donation to help buy the land. Following the donation, a newsletter from CotL thanked God for sending the donation from a Good Samaritan. Over the years, and to date, Geodrill has continued to support the centre.
Michael Frimpong, who represented Geodrill on the launch day commented, ‘Geodrill has a strong culture of continuous learning, so we are proud to support a great initiative like CotL that makes a significant contribution to shaping young minds’.