Social responsibility and community involvement
Range strives to grow and strengthen the social and economic relationships within the communities we operate in, through the support and employment opportunities, as well as innovative programmes in local health, education, environment, and cultural activities. Our people and partners play a key role in creating value for our shareholders.
We recognise the need for our business to provide direct support to our local communities which rely on sponsorships and donations to survive. We will continue our involvement through various activities and will encourage the participation of our employees in the relevant events.
Current Community Programmes
Supporting schools and awarding scholarships: educating and training future talent
Range aims to foster and promote the success of children in the communities and provide assistance to students from local schools. During 2016, Range partnered with the Mayaro Past Pupils Association (MPPA) and provided a scholarship grant to a local primary school in an effort to promote and develop the young people living in the Mayaro / Guayaguayare area.
Range has also engaged with the Guayaguayare Roman Catholic Primary School located near the Company’s Beach Marcelle field and provided a scholarship grant and stationery supplies. Range’s employees held workshops at the school, educating students about prospects of working in the oil and gas industry. This programme is a concrete example of our commitment to educating, training and developing young local talent.
Trinidad and Tobago Society of Petroleum Engineers
During 2016, Range participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The event included a meet and greet opportunity, career development session, a young professional interactive workshop and a resume review session.
This was an excellent opportunity for engineering and geoscience students, recent graduates and young professionals to learn more about the energy industry and available career opportunities, as well as to meet with potential employers and key industry players. Range’s participation in the event introduced the Company to the young talent and most importantly, allowed the opportunity to provide guidance and knowledge to those who are seeking to enter the industry. Range will continue its contribution to training and development of young local professionals in years to come.
Steel orchestra for youth
Range continues its support for the Morne Diablo Funk-a-delic steel orchestra in Trinidad. First formed in 2004, the steel orchestra band consists of around 40 local children between the ages of 6 and 18. Providing the children with an outlet for team building and community participation, the programme provides music lessons up to three times a week, where they learn how to play the steel pan (Trinidad and Tobago’s national musical instrument) and to read music. The orchestra has performed at a number of ceremonies, including events hosted by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Range provided financial assistance to the Morne Diablo Funk-a-delics to build a pan shelter for the summer camp, as well as oil drums to be used as steel pans. Range is also looking to provide a cash donation towards constructing a pan theatre for orchestra’s practice.