WHO WE HELP
In keeping with the Diamonds Do Good mission of supporting initiatives that develop and empower people in diamond communities worldwide, the organization looks to fund programs that have proven success in providing youth with high-quality education, including leadership development and entrepreneurial skills building.
PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
From the Northwest Territories of Canada to Surat, India, where 9 out of 10 diamonds are polished, Diamonds Do Good is committed to giving back where diamonds are mined, cut, polished, and sold.
FLAVIANA MATATA FOUNDATION
The Flaviana Matata Foundation (FMF) works to ensure girls and young women have the resources and opportunities they need to complete their education, find employment, and/or start their own businesses—ultimately helping them to fulfill their dreams.
MINE TRAINING SOCIETY
Northwest Territories, Canada
The North West territories of Canada’s Mine Training Society’s mandate is to maximize an Indigenous and Northern Workforce to the greatest extent possible, to train in all areas of the industrial sector, provide job assurances wherever and whenever possible, as well as supporting Northern Residents with their educational goals. The scholarships established by Diamonds Do Good have made a significant impact on the lives of the students who have been awarded scholarships in the past. Diamonds Do Good’s goal is to enable students to achieve their degrees, in turn, graduating and give back to the Northwest Territories.
Messina, South Africa
The Renaissance High School is a secondary school near De Beers Venetian Mine in Messina, South Africa. The school is in great need of a library and a cafeteria in order to provide daily meals for the students of their school.
This project is headed by the Young Diamantaires.
Sentebale (translation: ‘Forget Me Not’), supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. Their programs of HIV education and care provide the tools and knowledge this vulnerable generation need to live long, happy, healthy and productive lives in the future. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006. The Botswana program was established in 2016. Sentebale helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organizations to help these children – the victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Together, we’re making a big difference to these children’s lives.
DIAMONDS DO GOOD ENTREPENEURSHIP GRANT
The inaugural grants will be Southern Africa where the majority of gem-quality natural diamonds are found. In keeping with the Diamonds Do Good® mission of supporting initiatives that develop and empower people in diamond communities worldwide, the organization has historically funded programs what have proved success in providing youth with high-quality education, including leadership development and entrepreneurial skills building.
Today, Diamonds Do Good® recognizes that providing access to capital through small amounts of money invested in different early-stage startups will help build and nurture Africa’s future private sector. A minimum of 5 grantees will be identified with funding ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.
Veerayatan encompasses a wide spectrum of activities across India, which include the starting and running of schools, colleges, hospitals and vocational training centers for the underprivileged section of society in India, especially for the rural population. Veerayatan is run by a team of dynamic and dedicated Sadhvijis (nuns) with the support of donors, committee members, professional staff and committed volunteers.Currently more than 6,000 children and youth across India are receiving either free or highly subsidized education through Veerayatan. More the 25,000 people have become self-reliant through vocational training.
Diamonds Do Good grants are used directly for students in need of financial assistance in order to pursue education at the Colleges of Pharmacy, Engineering and Business.