COMMITMENT, COMMUNITY & CULTURE – THE CSD TEAM IN ACTION
The 2014-15 Community and Social Development Plan, operated by MYTCL and funded by both the Company and its partner MEHL, has driven forward and experienced successful progress since the beginning of the year. This year's budget was changed from an annual calendar year to a financial year that commences in April of each calendar year. In doing so, additional works were completed but not included in the year's budget of $500,000 USD. These were funded directly by MYTCL and not shared by partners MEHL.
The MYTCL committees, spearheaded by the Company's CSD Team, engaged in assisting the direct and indirect impacted villages with local requests for assistance in regards to infrastructure such as roadways, fences for schools, religious building repairs and renovations, school and library construction and many others. Lengthy plans had been in action since November of 2013 and finalized in January of 2014 with the villages agreement on the most beneficial projects for the region. Special Cash Donations were also recommended by the Regional Authorities to be distributed to the Aged who resided within the directly impacted villages of MYTCL. Authorities extracted the cash from MYTCL in the form of a donation and distributed these funds according to their own census of the area. Scholarships were also managed through the Regional Government Authorities, and funds were requested from the CSD/CSR annual budget of MYTCL and MEHL to be distributed according to the Regional Government's decisions on those qualified to receive support.
Currently the 2015-16 CSD/CSR Plan is in progress and will be finalised before the end of May 2015.