DUBAI, UAE, November 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mina Group, the integrated energy services and infrastructure company that provides comprehensive solutions to defense, government, and commercial customers around the world, has reinforced its commitment to corporate social responsibility through its financial support of Burford Secondary School's educational project promoting the British countryside and environment.
Burford is a rural state school in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom with over 1,100 students. A number of educational initiatives have been taking place reinforcing the school's strong focus on rural matters and environmental concerns.
Mina Group's sponsorship (through its affiliate Northlink Energy) was marked at an event in June 2014 attended by British Prime Minister David Cameron and retired Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion.
"It was an honor to join Prime Minster David Cameron and Sir Andrew Motion to support education and the environment," said Zack Friedman, Group Executive Vice President & CFO of Mina Group. "Education and the environment are central to the health and prosperity of the societies in which we operate."
Rural and agricultural matters are inevitably a big part of the lives of students and families who attend Burford, and the project reinforces the school's commitment to promoting thought and accommodating the educational needs and priorities of the school and local community in its environment context.
In June, the school's science department introduced an 'Environmental Land Based Science' GCSE course, and staff and students devoted time and energy to the transformation of an acre of wasteland into paddocks and vegetable and flower gardens for the students to use as part of the course. This area was the focus of the June event attended by the Prime Minister and has since proved its worth to the many students utilising it as part of their studies.
Graham O'Donoghue, Group President and CEO of Mina Group, commented: "We are delighted to reinforce our support of Burford and The British Countryside and Environment Project. We look forward to continuing our support of similar endeavours wherever we operate."
About Mina Group
Mina Group specializes in commodity trading and full-cycle logistics for delivery of petroleum products to remote regions and locations anywhere in the world, for short or long term needs, through a global energy and logistics network. Mina Group provides a turn-key service to major defense, government and commercial customers in the world's most challenging environments. Since 1999, Mina Group has sourced over a billion gallons of fuel products and transported it over thousands of kilometres via sea, rail and road through the most difficult terrain and to the most remote areas.
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