Mine to improve education quality

Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine has onboarded several education specialists to improve education outcomes in the Siyancuma municipal area. In June 2023 Kumba introduced implementation partners that will be responsible for driving phase two of the Anglo-American South Africa (AASA) Education Programme.According to Kolomela’s Community Liaison Specialist, Keaobaka Matilo, the ambitious 5-year program boasts a national footprint but has been customized for the needs of the local Siyancuma schools. Matilo says with this programme, the mine says its able to respond to a survey done last year which indicated that the poor quality of education is a major concern for the people of Griekwastad. Matilo further said with the help of their education partners, they did a baseline assessment specific to each school, which informs the interventions they are launched today.

Journalist: Phumla Matole
Email: pmatole@gmail.com

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