Local communities benefit when you get them involved in the process. Alec Sellem understands that the traditional methods of gold mining aren’t working anymore. In fact, traditional methods quite often cut out the local community entirely from the process. Alec Sellem wants to change that and his fresh approach to gold mining is having a good impact. His goal is to revitalize the local communities in Africa where most of the mining fields are located.
His process is innovative in that it first develops a good relationship with the local communities. Developing a good infrastructure that provides local communities with a safe environment is important to Alec Sellem. His time in Africa has garnered a deep affection for the people. Sellem remains actively involved in the gold mining operations in Sierra Leone and has developed a deeply trusting relationship with the people there.
Sellem believes in creating positive examples of strong, innovative processes that modernize both mining and refining gold. The idea of combining the mining and refining process in one location felt right. Traditional mining processes separated the mining processes from the refining processes. It seemed redundant and ineffective to him to continue the separation.
The operations at Sierra Leone have birthed the concept of artisanal mining to a whole new level. Artisanal mining is a concept where individual miners work for themselves, not a big corporate mining operation. Sellem Industries provides the infrastructure that these miners need without cutting them out of the profits. In other words, Sellem has helped Sierra Leone reach their potential financially and helped establish a synergy between the neighboring villages.
Sellem boasts that his organization has provided full-time employment for many local communities. The work that his organization accomplished has already created quite a stir in the gold mining industry and in other industries.
Alec Sellem’s social Media: twitter.com/AlecSellem