MMG Kinsevere congratulated the 20 recipients of its 2013-14 bursary program at a ceremony at the University of Lubumbashi yesterday.
Kinsevere General Manager Miles Naude presented the recipients with their bursaries at the ceremony, which was also attended by Rector of the University of Lubumbashi, Professor Chambu Mumba.
The recipients are each completing graduate studies in areas related to the mining industry, including metallury, geology, engineering and industrial chemistry. Six of the 20 students were recipents of bursaries under MMG’s 2012-13 program.
The bursaries provide important financial support for academic fees and the cost of books and materials while also allowing a monthly stipend for each student.
In its second year, the program aims to help support the next generation of mining professionals in Katanga Province.
Students must have obtained at least 65% in all courses to be eligible to apply for a bursary.
Kinsevere also announced the commencement of a Job Opportunity Program for the 2013-14 academic year. A partnership between MMG and the University and Lubumbashi, the Job Opportunity Program will assist outstanding students to transition into careers within the mining industry.
Education is a major focus of Kinsevere’s vibrant social development program.
In addition to its programs with the University of Lubumbashi, MMG invests in various initiatives to encourage school attendance and learning and recognise student excellence.
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