Base Titanium has issued scholarship to over 300 new
students joining form one this January. The students from Lunga
Lunga, Matuga, Msambweni and Kinango now join the 1,012 already in
the Base Titanium high school scholarship programme.
Speaking to media, Mr. Pius Kassim, the Community Affairs Manager at
Base Titanium said that:
"We see our community programmes as having a positive impact in
Kwale County and in realising Kenya’s national goals including
Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda."
He added that, "Specifically, in the Big Four Agenda, ensuring an
educated and skilled workforce is available will help provide
sustainability and inter-generational benefits.
"We therefore see it as our role to prepare and ensure Kwale
youth are ready to harness opportunities brought about by economic
Base Titanium has a consistent track record of positive community
investment in Kwale County which has so far surpassed the KES 1.5
The programmes range from social infrastructure, livelihood and
health programmes as well as education programmes.
The scholarship programme which Base Titanium runs in
coordination with the Kwale County Government will now have over
2,000 beneficiaries across secondary and tertiary institutions.
This complements the efforts by Kwale County Government which
also has over 3,000 students in secondary schools.
The scholarship programme has so far seen Base Titanium invest
over KES 297 millionsince 2013 with some students already working in
health centres within the communities having completed their
• Base Titanium Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Australian and UK-listed Base Resources Limited (ASX/AIM: BSE). Its
flagship development is the Kwale Mineral Sands Mine ("Kwale Mine")
in Kenya, located 50km south of Mombasa.
Construction of the Kwale Mine was completed at the end of 2013
and the first bulk shipment of mineral sands departed from Mombasa
in February 2014.
The Kwale Mine is creating significant opportunities for economic
development – through a focused local employment programme and
procurement of goods and services from local vendors.
Base Titanium is also investing heavily in a variety of community
livelihood enhancement programmes, education, health and social
infrastructure in Kwale County, demonstrating its commitment to
responsible and sustainable development.
With the Kwale Mine representing the first large-scale mining
development in Kenya, more than doubling Kenya’s earnings from the
mineral sector, Base Titanium is cognisant of, and committed to, its
role in setting national benchmarks that are consistent with global
best practice in transparency, governance, safety, environmental
management and community relations.
As a recognised Vision 2030 Flagship Project, Base Titanium works
closely and constructively with the Government of Kenya to promote
further investment in developing the sector.