Chinese mining firm, China Non-ferrous Mining Luanshya Copper Mine (CLM) said on Wednesday that it has sponsored about 50 youths to pursue various studies in Zambia and other countries.
Most youths sponsored are from vulnerable families around Luanshya district on the Copperbelt Province.
Sydney Chileya, the company’s spokesperson said that the firm has been sponsoring students since 2010 through its social corporate responsibility. “Over 50 students have been sponsored from 2010 to 2018 by the company to pursue different studies ranging from medicine to engineering at different universities both locally and on the international market,” he told Xinhua.
Kelvin Mwanza, a local resident, has commended the Chinese owned mining company for helping the vulnerable youths in society to pursue their various careers that would improve their lives.
“We have a lot of intelligent children here but they lack financial support to continue with their education. I think if we had more companies like CLM more of our children could pursue higher education,” he said.
Another Luanshya resident, Angela Mudenda, also praised the mining firm for its continued support to the local community by aiding youths to further education.
She urged the community to continue working with the company to better the lives of people. Enditem