Societies that thrive are those that provide their children with the best possible education,
so that they can become industry leaders, engineers, business men and women, as well as the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
With this fundamental concept in mind, one of our main focus areas of our Storm Mountain Diamond CSR policy is Education - both Primary and Vocational Training for skills aquisition. The focus of our Education projects is to enhance learning facilities available to students and to provide the opportunity for all primary students to benefit from an education.
To this end, we have completed the construction of three classrooms complete with desks, chairs and chalkboards at the Shishila Primary School. The mine also donated a park-home for use as the principal's office. We have also provided sports and playground materials for the school.
SMD has assisted with the building materials for the construction of 3 classrooms at Meeling Primary School in Kaonyana. SMD has also established a fully funded pre-school with over 40 children. The 'Keep a Girl Child in School' initiative, saw SMD donating personal hygiene supplies to help girl students to avoid missing school during their menstrual period.
Vocational Training and Skills Aquisition The Ntlafatso Skills Training Center in Mohale’s Hoek has been renovated - funded by SMD - and re-opened with the aim of skilling the community youth to ensure their employability.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela