Debswana Jwaneng Mine Maranyane Bokamoso Programme
JWANENG MINE EMPOWERS YOUNG GIRLS THROUGH A JOB SHADOWING CAMP
The inaugural Jwaneng Mine Maranyane Bokamoso 6-day job shadowing exercise began on December 7, 2022, with the first cohort comprising 33 female learners observing female engineers from technical departments over the course of 5 days. The purpose of the exercise had been to inspire participants to pursue academic excellence and increase their knowledge of career options in STEM.
Job shadowing had been preceded by a mine tour held on December 10, 2022, to explain the entire mining process, including geo-science processes such as geology, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, and surveying. The participants had further visited the mine’s super pit to appreciate mining activities such as drilling, blasting, loading, and hauling. The tour had concluded with a viewing of treatment plants and a haul truck.
Furthermore, the participants had been treated to a group mentoring session on December 12, 2022, where female engineers shared insights drawn from their personal life stories to inspire girls to overcome obstacles and prioritize their studies. Words such as self-motivated, determined, resilient, and purpose-driven had been echoed by many of the speakers on that day.