The Remaining BCL Success Story

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Just four months before its liquidation BCL Mine, in partnership with Switzerland-based Glencore Nickel handed over half-a-million pula to Humana People to People, a child aid project in Botshabelo.

The then mine employees who contributed a day from their leave days that were converted into money, raised part of the P3.6 million fund from BCL.

Today the project remains a success story that carries memories of how much economic impact the mine had in the lives of Selebi-Phikwe residents. Now in the absence of BCL, the project relies only on Glencore for its day-to-day running. The core business of the project is to surround a child with all necessary services. The Japanese Embassy recently gave the centre a grant for materials to start skills development lessons.

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