- February 12, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Young Miners Foundation (YMF) are committed to educating young miners in Zvishavane and Mberengwa on safety and health matters to do with Covid19 late this month.
Speaking to Mining Zimbabwe, YMF President Mr. Farai Kupfuwa said he will together with a team of medical experts, hold campaigns in Mberengwa to suffice young miners with knowledge in regards to fighting against COVID19 in mines.
“We will go with a team of Medical Experts to educate young miners about Covid 19 and health protocols then check body temperatures of young miners.”
He further said he will donate sanitisers and branded face masks to young miners.
Covid has taken its toll on the mining sector and education on how to curb it from spreading is vital. Fatal mine accidents are on the rise with few rescue mechanisms in place with the accidents occurring at illegally run disused mines, with a few happening at legally-run small-scale mines.
Seeing the increase in mine accidents, YMF felt the need to conduct safety and healthy campaign for young miners since they are mostly the ones practising artisanal small-scale mining.
The campaign will be held on the 27th of this month.
YMF will be celebrating its 11th anniversary this year.