Pioneer Boys school visits Tsumeb Smelter
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb conducted a tour for a group of learners from Windhoek’s Pioneer Boys School earlier this month . The main reason for visiting the site was to give learners first-hand experience on how operations at Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb are carried out. The group comprised of 13 boys and 2 teachers.
“It was an awesome tour, a complete eye-opener, very different from what we usually see on television. As a vocational school it is important that our learners get exposed to environments that could possibly be a potential source of employment at some stage” said tour organizer and teacher Gisela Laborn.
“It was more than my imagination, in all honesty, I have never seen anything like what I saw here today. Although the machinery here is not as big as those we saw at B2-Gold, the operations here have been the high point of my tour, it is very fulfilling to have seen this in person,” said Ileni Haimbambo Nanyeba (18) who is aspiring to become an architect.
Laborn, elaborated saying learners will walk away from the experience with new found motivation as they had been given a chance to ask a qualified Metallurgist questions pertaining to different facets of how the smelter does its day by day operations and receive fully detailed explanations.
According to Laborn, Quinton Gaunuseb (18) who has plans of becoming a civil engineer someday expressed his heartfelt gratitude,the tour gave him and fellow learners a chance to witness how one of the country’s state of the art smelting sites work.
The company’s recent tour is aligned with His Excellency, Dr. Hage Geingob’s Harambee Prosperity Plan of strengthening Namibia’s educational institutions with reputable and competitive vocational education training systems.