Social Investments
& Impact

We have embarked on certain sectors which have been identified as the ones with long-term impact.

We remain committed to working responsibly and impacting the stakeholder communities where we operate positively. So far, we have embarked on certain sectors which have been identified as the ones with long-term impact.

We have gradually commenced various activities to
support growth and with this have defined three focus areas which are:

01

A bridge to a brighter future through education

02

A well-rounded approach to health & well-being

03

Mobilise communities for wealth

A bridge to a brighter future through education

We have a long-term approach to education which we believe is a more sustainable model to help communities prosper and establish us as strategic partners. By committing to improving access to quality education at secondary and tertiary levels, we will provide support to the future generation with education investment programs to position the next generation of problem solvers not just for the local marketplace but also globally.
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We are also focused on promoting skills acquisitions as well as increasing educational opportunities for the brightest students as we believe investing time and funding in these communities will break down barriers and provide access to opportunities. With this, we have embarked on upskilling teachers in these communities to support the development of quality education through different training models.

Testimonials from participants in upskilling teachers’ workshops:

A well-rounded approach to health & well-being

We are focused on improving the health & well-being of communities where we operate as we believe building a better world is supported by healthy, productive people.
We understand that there are health risks which occur daily in human lives and we are here to support educate and advocate for improvements in health. By ensuring we mitigate any health impact of FIRST E&P operations, we continue to make social investments in healthcare delivery. To promote health and well-being and improve access to healthcare, we have supported the employment of health personnel in various healthcare centres across the stakeholder communities we operate in.

Mobilise communities for wealth

We are committed to working with communities to make investments that promote economic development which become tools to create wealth opportunities. We invest in programs that support future prosperity of the communities.
We are focused on training local people to develop their skills and build their capacity within the broader local communities. We will enhance local capabilities to provide services to the oil and gas industry and support Initiatives that support local employment generation and entrepreneurial development.

We recognise the positive impact local capacity building can have on sourcing decisions. Therefore, we encourage local content and inclusion of the community in our projects and our contractors are also encouraged to focus on local hires from the community when they work on our projects.

To support this ambition of wealth creation, some of our activities include:

1. Youth Empowerment

Trainings were provided on improving employability skills for youths in the community through enhancements such as CV writing.

2. Employment

We have gradually integrated some members of the communities in our operations by employing them directly within the organisation as well as placements with third party suppliers/contractors.

3. Local Community contractors training

We have trained over 110 local contractors form our neighbouring communities on the value of HSE and exposed them to opportunities within the oil and gas sector.

4. COVID-19

Understanding the economic impact of COVID-19, FIRST E&P, supported our stakeholder communities by providing palliatives to beneficiaries. This provided some respite to manage the effects on the members of these communities.
We remain excited about the future we envisage as we continue to work towards a viable ecosystem for all stakeholders.

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