Glencore supports local school with R6 million project
Kroondal – True to its promise of progress together, Glencore continues to roll out initiatives that will improve the quality of life for communities near their operations. On 9 June, Glencore Ferroalloys’ Kroondal Mine handed over a renovation project completed at Kroondal Primary School. The project to the value of R6.5 million is aimed at creating a more conducive learning environment for the pupils at the school.
The refurbishments to the school were made in three phases; installation of a perimeter fence to enhance safety at the school, construction of a GreensSource™ soccer field which also functions as a water source for the provision of portable water to the broader community, and the construction of an ablution facility towards the promotion of health, respecting human rights and human dignity.
Kroondal Mine mine manager Vulela Makuni said: “The refurbishments at the primary school are close to our hearts because we are passionate about investing in the youth of our country especially when it comes to their safety, personal development and education.”
Situated in Ikemeleng, Kroondal Primary School caters for the education needs of over 836 leaners from the community.
The school’s principal, Elias Sello Moroane, thanked the mine for its support, saying this was an investment in the future of the learners at the school, as well as the community at large.
“We are grateful for what Kroondal Mine has done for our school. What we are particularly excited about is our soccer field which is not only important for the development of our students but will help us provide clean water to the people in this community,” he said.
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