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Written by on February 22, 2022

First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mining Plc has handed over assorted education materials to both government and public libraries in Solwezi of North-Western Province worth more than K556, 000.

The gesture is done in the quest to improve literacy and the quality of education in Schools within the mining firm’s catchment area.

The donated items include 10, 500 books are African Novels for Junior readers in Schools, 1000 copies of ‘Tukiya the Runaway Teenage Bride’ 89 early childhood education tables, 712 early childhood chairs and 99 scrabble boards.

Kansanshi Mines since 2013 has acquired and donated a consignment of books to government as part of its education development programmed.

It has so far handed and donated over 150, 000books most of which are text books to the district.

At the hand over, Kansanshi Mine Metallurgical Manager Crosby Chongo who represented General Manager Anthony Mukutuma said the mine has helped change the textbook pupil ratio in mine supported primary Schools from more than 20 pupils per book to one book per three pupils.

Speaking at the same event, North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Colonel Grandson Katambi hailed the mining firm the key role it has played towards the socio-economic development of the Province, which he said was evident in the education sector.

Kansanshi Mine under its Kansanshi Foundation School Improvement Programme is also supporting a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, in which teachers are provided with training on modern teaching methods, including action plans on implementation.

This is contained in a media Statement availed to Flava Fm News.

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