Majwe Mining Joint Venture struck a sponsorship deal with national public schools in the Jwaneng region to the tune of P300, 000. The multi-national company along with Bothakga Burrow Botswana pledged to a three year sponsorship contract for primary and secondary schools in Jwaneng and surrounding rural areas.
Dubbed Majwe Mining Excellence Awards, the sponsorship will see Basil Read South Africa, Australian Leighton and Bothakga Burrow Botswana awarding prizes to the best academic students and athletes to spur innovation.
“Director of ceremonies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Majwe has decided to add a fourth year to the three year deal for the continuation of Majwe Mining Academic Excellence Awards through 2016. Majwe will extend this partnership by another year to the value of three thousand Pula,” revealed Majwe Mining project manager Rod Fraser, adding “and in addition the program will also include one more school which is Maokane primary school at the neighbouring Maokane village.”
As a response to the call from government to ‘Adopt-A-School’ programme, Majwe Mining opted to award prizes to outstanding students rather than making financial donations to schools. “The primary objective of the program is to improve the examination results in the region. By improving examination results we are improving lives. Children with better examination results are going to have more opportunities in life to do things that will make a difference to themselves, to their family and ultimately to their nation,” Fraser said.
Majwe Mining which has been contracted to dispose waste from the diamond rich Jwaneng town.