Nos Vies en Partage roughly translates to “Sharing Prosperity”, an ethos which lies at the fundamental core of our foundation.
In 2010 the Nos Vies en Partage charity was borne out of an initiative by Randgold Resources CEO, Mark Bristow, and the group’s senior geologists. Subsequently, the Nos Vies en Partage Foundation was established in 2013 by African focused gold exploration and development company, Randgold Resources Limited, as a charitable foundation with the objective of tackling social development challenges which affect communities in the host countries where the company operates. Particular focus being on raising funds for those people, especially women and children, who do not benefit from the economic growth in Africa.
Nos Vies en Partage operates separately from Randgold Resources and Randgold’s own sustainable and charitable projects.
The Nos Vies en Partage Foundation is administered by a council (akin to a company’s board) the chairman of which is Mr Philippe Liétard, the former Chairman of Randgold Resources Limited. The council’s rules are contained in the foundation’s own charter and regulations which set out the material objectives of the foundation which are summarised as follows:
- relief of poverty;
- promotion of education;
- promotion of primary health care
- advancement of food safety and food security
- creation of employment and training opportunities;
- provision of relief to areas affected by disaster and civil unrest;
- promotion of any other purpose beneficial to the community not otherwise covered above, including without limitation a safe environment.
The Nos Vies en Partage Foundation welcomes the opportunity to discuss with companies and organisations about working in partnership to contribute to the foundation’s initiatives in Africa.