Mine’s donation brings joy

2016-02-24 06:00
 STAFF of the Asiganang Pre-primary School gratefully received a donation from the Kolomela Mine. With the learners are, from the left, back: LERATO ROOIBAADJIE (junior practitioner at the school), Annalise Lourens (acting LED specialist of the Kolomela Mine) and Ketiumetse Seele (senior practitioner at the school).         Photo: Supplied

STAFF of the Asiganang Pre-primary School gratefully received a donation from the Kolomela Mine. With the learners are, from the left, back: LERATO ROOIBAADJIE (junior practitioner at the school), Annalise Lourens (acting LED specialist of the Kolomela Mine) and Ketiumetse Seele (senior practitioner at the school). Photo: Supplied

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LEARNING material and furniture were handed over to the pre-Gr. R children of Asiganang Pre-primary in Groenwater by the Kolomela Mine.

According to a press statement from Nikki Wetzlar of Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, the company is dedicated to ensure that a meaningful difference is brought to its communities in creating a direct impact in the place that they live and work in.

She explained that education remained one of Kolomela’s key focus areas, as it served as a platform to transform the lives of young people and was a start to making positive social change.

According to Wetzlar, the school is a non-profit organisation and has

been in operation since 1999.

They expressed their educational disadvantage and the challenges the children were currently facing and the Kolomela Mine was able to assist.

The statement said that the children were very excited and cheerful when they received these items while the teachers expressed their joy.

The teachers also explained that the children could now have the advantage of a better education.

Senior practitioner at Asiganang, Ketiumetse Seele, was quoted saying: “On behalf of the pre-primary school, we are very grateful for Kolomela’s assistance and with these educational toys we can improve the learners’ educational level and give them a good chance in moving over to Gr. R prepared.

“Thank you for looking out for the best interest of our children and their future,” she added.

Wetzlar added that Kumba knew what its investments in its communities was creating “and we want this to be felt in their everyday lives.

“Everything starts with children and we firmly believe that by working together we can build a much better South Africa.

“It lies in our hands, we are the change agents.”

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