Grizzly sponsored Secondary School opens in Lufwanyama District for 400 new students

Kitwe, Zambia – 3 October 2023, Grizzly Mining Limited is pleased to announce the opening of the new Lumpuma Secondary School funded by Grizzly in the Lufwanyama district of Zambia.

The new Secondary School consists of four new classroom blocks equipped with modern digital teaching facilities.  The new facilities have a total of 200 desks across three different science and computer labs providing students with access to essential digital resources to enhance their learning curriculum. The school’s initial intake will welcome 400 pupils from the local community providing higher education opportunities for the first time in the area.

Grizzly Mining’s commitment to education goes hand in hand with its longstanding dedication to the communities surrounding its flagship Grizzly mine in the Lufwanyama District of Copperbelt Province, Zambia. With over 25 years of experience in producing high-quality emeralds, the company has played a significant role in the region’s economy, providing employment, education, welfare and infrastructure. Furthermore, by investing in the education sector, the Company seeks to create a positive and lasting impact on the communities where it operates.

Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Chairman of Grizzly, commented:

“We are proud to announce our sponsorship of this new Secondary School in the Lufwanyama district of Zambia. This new Secondary School is the first of its kind in the area and will provide 400 students with access to higher education programmes. This is the fifth school we have supported in the region and demonstrates our continued focus on providing new and improved education facilities to benefit future generations.”

About Grizzly Mining Limited

Founded by current Chair, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, in 1997, Grizzly Mining has been producing high-quality emeralds and beryl for the international gemstone market for over 25 years from its 100% owned flagship Grizzly mine in Lufwunyama region in the Copper-belt province of northern Zambia.

The mine produces circa. 60 million carats a year, with quarterly auctions both in-country and internationally.