GEITA : OVER 50 students from Nyankumbu Girls Secondary School have been given an invaluable insight into mining from the perspective of the main sponsor of the 6th Geita Mining & Technology Exhibition, Geita Gold Mining, giving them the opportunity to consider a career in the mining industry.
The students were welcomed on Tuesday by a team of enthusiastic Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) staff at the company’s pavilion at the 6th Geita Mining and Technology Exhibition.
The students, some of whom study science, had the opportunity to interact with GGML staff and learn about the various aspects of mining operations including exploration, extraction, processing and environmental management, community development and safety practices.
They were also given information about career opportunities and scholarships available to young women wishing to enter the mining industry.
The visit was part of GGML’s ongoing efforts to promote education and career development among young people in the Geita region, particularly girls.
GGML’s Senior Manager for Sustainability, Gilbert Mworia, welcomed them and said the visit was a valuable experience for both the students and the company.
He said GGML was a key partner in the establishment and support of Nyankumbu Girls Secondary School, the largest secondary school for girls in Geita, which was officially opened in 2014.
“This was the result of a public-private partnership in which GGML provided the funding, Geita Town Council provided the land, and the Tanzanian government took responsibility for the day-to-day management to create a safe environment for young girls to gain the knowledge and skills they need to work.
“The company also sponsors the annual Geita Mining and Technology Exhibition, which showcases the latest innovations and best practices in the mining sector,” he said and added that;
“We are delighted to host these bright and talented students at our pavilion and share our vision of responsible mining with them.”
He said they value their partnership with Nyankumbu Girls Secondary School and look forward to continuing to support their educational programmes. We believe that investing in education is investing in the future of our community and our country.
Meanwhile, Social Economic Development Officer at GGML, Regina Mabula added that; “We hope that this visit will inspire them to pursue their academic goals and consider a career in mining”.
She also thanked the teachers and staff of Nyankumbu Girls Secondary School for their cooperation and commitment.
She said GGML is proud to support the education and empowerment of young women in Geita and beyond, as they are the future leaders and innovators of our society. We hope that this visit will inspire them to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential.