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Providing new classrooms for local school

30 MAY 2024

Our Mozal Aluminium operation in Mozambique has provided social investment funding to expand and refurbish a local primary school to help address the lack of educational facilities in the community.

In a state of disrepair, the Escola Básica de Malhampsene primary school saw students learning in unsafe conditions, over-crowded classrooms and under trees outside. 

The Mozal Aluminium team worked closely with the local government and community to understand the requirements to upgrade the school and provide improved learning facilities.  

Following an investment of US$1.8 million, the project delivered the refurbishment of nine existing classrooms, the construction of 12 classroom blocks, an administration block, a canteen, a water supply system so students have access to a clean and reliable water source, a sanitary block, and fencing around the school perimeter.  

Catering to the educational needs of more than 4,000 students, the school was handed over to the Provincial Directorate of Education in FY24. 

Since 2017, Mozal Aluminium has helped improve the learning conditions of more than 13,000 students, from primary and secondary schools in the local community, by providing social investment funding to refurbish and build school facilities. 

The investment is aligned to our key focus area of education and leadership and aims to support a more inclusive and equitable quality education for students.