The Ausenco Foundation is pleased to announce that the Magaoni Secondary School Multipurpose Hall, which the Foundation supported in partnership with Base Titanium and the Magaoni community, has officially opened.

Ausenco’s Brett Biss attended the school on 17 July and was proud to officially open the hall with Chairman of the Magaoni Secondary School Project Mr Omar M’bega.

The Ausenco Foundation’s contribution partially funded the construction of the hall, which will improve facilities and learning options for students at the school and the surrounding communities. Base Titanium provided the remaining funding and managed the local contractors who undertook the build.

Located near the Kwale Mineral Sands mine site, which is owned and operated by Base Titanium, Magaoni is the largest settlement and the service centre for seven villages in the immediate area. Base Titanium is currently building a secondary school on the site as part of its Special Mining Lease. Through local community feedback and support by the Government, the school will become a boarding school.

The multi-purpose hall was proposed by the local community to support the students, particularly boarders who cannot walk the long distances to and from school each day. The large hall will provide space for many different lessons and is equipped with performance stage, lighting, ceiling fans and the large windows provide a view out onto the soon to be constructed sports playing fields. It will also provide a safe place for the boarders’ dining area. The adjoining kitchen, complete with electric lighting, water supply and servery will be completed in the coming month.

Community members will also be able to use the facilities for functions once the kitchen is finished.

The Ausenco Foundation acknowledges the generous support provided by Base Titanium for this project and congratulates the Magaoni Secondary School Project, School staff and students on their new facility. We hope it provides a boost to the learning and lives of the students and surrounding community.

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