b'US$ 748,145Total awarded to projectsin 2019 by Staatsolie and theStaatsolie Foundation forCommunity DevelopmentWe supported both in TLF as well as Saramacca the community fitness through the organization of a fitness walk/run with communities In 2018, Staatsolie fully funded the construction of new housing for visually impaired Shiatsu masseurs. The Foundation for the Visually Impaired in Suriname teaches their pupils how to perform Shiatsu massages. With the new building more masseurs can be accommodated and become self-supporting. This project was completed in 2019. Staatsolie allocated US$ 548,145 for CSR-initiatives in 2019 against US$ 433,000 in 2018. Also, we are very proud to have helped through the Staatsolie Foundation for Community Development which has supported community projects for a total amount of nearly US$ 200,000. Financial support to our communities is provided not only through our own Staatsolie Foundation but it is also secured in production sharing contracts we close with IOCs. Through these contracts we annually allocateUS$ 1.2 million for CSR initiatives. Newmont, as operator of our joint venture in the Merian goldmine,has a foundation that contributes as well. Combined, a total of more than US$ 1.5 million is available annually to make a positive difference for the people of Suriname.PeopleWhether they are engaged upstream or downstream, or participating en masse in the Staatsolie-Parima triathlon that was held in September 2019, our people are moving with determination to their goals. The basis for our success will always be our people; that is why we are appropriately invested in raising skills to the next level. Offsite meetings in 2019, during which participants were trained under the guidance of consultants, were part of our organizational push forward. Performance Management, Succession Planning and people development are all part of a culture of continual improvement.It is natural for us to promote and develop talent, because its critical to our future. We have many programs to do so. For example, we are deploying talented young employees on programs with our international partners, to give them the opportunity to learn for six months to a year how other professionals work. We have sent six individuals on this Secondees Program in 2019 to different locations, such as with Petronas in Malaysia, Tullow Oil in Ireland and Equinor in Norway. The plan is to do the same for 2020 and going forward make this a fixed part of our people development, to have our people gain international experience and then return to use it at Staatsolie. We also support development of the skills of young people in Suriname generally, particularly those who may seek a career in our industry. In 2019, 11 students of the Suriname Maritime Institute (SMI) completed an internship on international vessels. Our program allowed students at SMI to be at sea every two weeks to gain practical experience. The internships were part of an initiative connected to the Nearshore Drilling Project, in collaboration with Medserve and the Logistics Education Foundation.23'