[Burgersfort, Limpopo – 7th June 2022] Nkwe Platinum Limited, under the Zijin Mining Group, donated a total of 100 school shoes to selected primary schools within the communities around the Zijin Garatau Platinum Mine today.
The school shoes were donated to the following primary schools: Setlopong Primary School in Maandagshoek, Ratau Primary School in Garatau, Lobamba Combined School in Hoepakrantz; as well as to disadvantaged children in De Kom.
This is the second time that school shoes have been donated to primary schools and underprivileged children in the mine’s communities, since 2021.
“We are really happy to have received another batch of new school shoes for our learners. This donation really helps to restore confidence to our most disadvantaged learners to attend classes,” said Mr. Mashoeu, Head of Department of Setlopong Primary School.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. S.J. Malatjie, principal of Ratau Primary School in Garatau, said: “We are pleased to see that the school shoe donations have been implemented again this year. The recipient learners are so excited for the new shoes. It has given them hope to come to school and attend classes with dignity.”
“Nkwe Platinum Limited, and the Zijin Mining Group, places high importance on the culture of learning. We are pleased to contribute to the empowerment of these learners, through the donation of school shoes, and improve their self-esteem,” says Mr. Zhiyu Fan, MD and CEO of Nkwe Platinum Limited.