Jewel of Africa has have fully licensed plots in the Conflict-free Ndola Rural Emerald Restricted Area in Zambia. With our vertically-integrated business model we guarantee safe working conditions in the mines and no child labor.
Jewel of Africa also pursues the ethical sourcing of our top gemstones: they are certified by gemologist of the Gemological Association of Great Britain (FGA) & Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and are responsibly sourced from major mining companies including Gem fields.
Our business growth model includes tangible and sustainable outcomes in environmental protection and regeneration including replenishing local woodlands, water conservation and reuse, and responsible action for waste disposal and preventing pollution of natural resources.
We also support the #6 UN Sustainable Development Goals - Water sanitation - through our the renovation of Kanyama Community School.
LOCAL COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
We have established trusted relationships with the local communities where we have operations. Our partnership programs include increasing the number of women we hire and train in areas of specialization. All jewelry pieces are handmade in our workshop in Lusaka, Zambia.
Jewel of Africa has partnered with UNHCR to recruit and train selected refugees in the cuts of lapidary and jewelry manufacture. To give back to the Zambian community, we also work in modernizing and up-scaling local community schools.
WE INVEST IN SUSTAINABLE LOCAL PROJECTS
Since 2016 a percentage of the sales generated in the USA have been donated to several worthy causes.Because we believe that education plays a vital role in shaping the future thereby eradicating poverty in the country, we are proud to invest in the Zambian youth for a better future. Our vision is to embrace the true meaning of CSR by supporting the needy and vulnerable schools in our communities. Jewel of Africa's commitment to promote high quality education has led to the support of improving teaching and learning standards in Garden Open Community School in Lusaka.
Not only do we help raise the standards of education, we also contribute to society by supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG Goal 2 - No hunger
SDG Goal 4 - Quality education
SDG Goal 6 - Clean water and sanitation
On this premise, we continue to address the major challenges of water and sanitation through our new project of renovating Kanyama Community School; the first phase is drilling a borehole so that the school has clean running water round the clock.
UNHCR - Jewel of Africa Collaboration: Provision of Apprenticeship Opportunity to Refugee Youth
UNHCR and Jewel of Africa are proud to communicate the establishment of an apprenticeship programme which shall cooperate and facilitate, identify selected refugee and host community youth to access artisanal related apprenticeship training and possible employment at Jewel ofAfrica. This is in the spirit of common commitment to further the livelihoods and protection of recognised refugee youth and other persons of concern to UNHCR in Zambia, in accordance with the values, principles and the code of conduct of the United Nations and the laws of Zambia.
Mapili Youth Soccer Academy - MYSAMapili
Youth Soccer Academy (MYSA) was founded in 2010 to use sports and social mobilization to contribute towards the campaign for child delinquency in Zambia. Substance abuse is a public health problem in Chibolya township of Lusaka. MYSA utilizes football to promote the rights and interests of orphans and vulnerable children in Chibolya to shield children between the ages of 8 to 18 from destructive vices such as substance abuse, crime, early marriages, gender based violence and gang related activities. MYSA is a registered affiliate of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Youth League. Since 2012, Jewel Of Africa has supported MYSA and its Team Manager, Mr Laban Mwape's admirable efforts to protect orphans and vulnerable children by paying FAZ registration fees, providing team jerseys, socks, boots & footballs and transport expenses to and from games, as well as food & drinks.