Debswana Jwaneng Mine, through the Modular Tailings Treatment Plant Project (MTTP), will on Friday 6th March 2015, hand over three upgraded and refurbished Science Laboratories to Seepapitso Senior School in Kanye.
The effort will be part of a continuing effort to help schools improve their academic results, the company said.
Debswana revealed that the labs, upgraded at just over P1 million, will address shortage of Science facilities at the school, whilst also giving students an opportunity to experiment in the subjects of Biology, Physics and Chemistry classes.
Jwaneng Mine, General Manager, Albert Milton, will hand over the facilities at an event to be held at the school. According to Milton, the upgrade is a key part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) whose focus is to create a legacy of prosperity, sustainability and empower communities in order to improve the lives of Batswana.
The upgrade of the labs involved equipping them with the tools needed to facilitate real lab experiences, including, amongst other things, installation of lab desks and wash basins, repainting of walls, supply of ergonomically friendly lab stools, upgrading of teacher’s platforms complete with wash basins, Installation/replacement of chemical drainage system, installation of white boards, electrical works and lighting, installation of vinyl flooring, gas pipes repairs and Projectors.
Every year, Jwaneng Mine through its CSI programme, implements investment and development projects in the country’s education, health, environment, small business & training skills, arts & culture development, as well as community development to the tune of P3 million with the aim of reducing poverty.