On January 9, Forevermark received a Good Award from the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.), an international non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children’s education initiatives in Africa. Forevermark global CEO Stephen Lussier accepted the award and announced the launch of the Forevermark Promise Scholarship program with D.E.F. “With an aligned mission of bringing sustainable benefits to the people and communities in diamond producing nations in Africa, our partnership with D.E.F. will help us further deliver on our commitment to responsible sourcing,” said Lussier.
Students from D.E.F.’s three beneficiaries, African Leadership Academy, Botswana Top Achievers Program and CIDA City Campus, will be supported through their academic journey through the Forevermark Promise Scholars Program. “This partnership is an effective way for Forevermark and D.E.F. to provide scholarships to young emerging leaders exemplifying the good that diamonds can do,” says D.E.F. President Phyllis Bergman.