Background

Rio Tinto Rössing Uranium Limited established the Rössing Foundation in 1978 through a Deed of Trust.

The Rössing Foundation is mandated to implement and facilitate the corporate social responsibility development activities of Rio Tinto Rössing Uranium Limited within Namibian communities.

The Rössing Foundation undertakes a broad range of activities across a wide spectrum of community development areas, operating mainly from its three education centres in the towns of Arandis and Swakopmund in the Erongo Region, and Ondangwa in Oshana Region.

Rössing Foundation also have extensive outreach education support programmes in the Omaheke, Hardap, Ohangwena, Oshana, Omu sati and Zambezi regions.

The main activities supported by the Rössing Foundation are in education and enterprise development.

Guided by one of the Foundation’s core values, ‘Partnership and Teamwork’, all programmes established and supported by the Rössing Foundation involve collaboration with critical partners such as the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Institute for Educational Development, Nedbank Namibia, the Erongo Regional Council, and the Arandis Town Council.

The Rössing Foundation’s services are made possible by generous funding from the main sponsor, Rio Tinto Rössing Uranium Limited, and other partners such as the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Social Security Commission, Erongo Development Foundation and Nedbank Namibia.