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Palapye Schoolchildren Get New Classrooms Through Donations from Debswana and Partners

Students with learning difficulties at a school in Botswana have moved into a new P1.3 million (US$124,000) classroom block funded mainly by Debswana

The block at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School in Palapye contains two classrooms, a carpentry workshop, kitchen, toilets and sickbays.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, contributed P781,000 (US$74,700), with Morupule Coal Mine adding the rest.

The school, named after the legendary Botswana folk musician Ratsie Setlhako (who died in a car crash in 1976), caters for 557 pupils, including 35 with learning difficulties.

Enhancing the Pre-K Classroom Experience


To enhance early childhood education, PNC recently announced a $5 million initiative with online charity DonorsChoose.org. The program helps pre-K teachers obtain instructionally rich school resources, such as books, art supplies, classroom technology and field trips to child-friendly museums.

Advice for Women Going into Mining, from De Beers Group's Liezl Maritz

Environmentalist Liezl Maritz explains why she works at Namdeb and offers advice for women going into mining…

I started working at Namdeb in 2012 as a job attachment. In 2013, I began in a developmental position as an Environmental Officer and was permanently employed as a Senior Environmental Officer for Exploration and Strategic Projects in 2014. I moved over as a Senior Environmental Officer to Namdeb’s biggest operational mine, Southern Coastal Mines, in 2016 where I am still based.

Eastman brings “If I Had a Hammer” to Anniston community

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Eastman is hammering the importance of math education in Anniston, AL this week!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle School Supplies

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PHOENIX, May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Across the country, the school year is wrapping up for our children. Soon, alarm clocks, schedules and homework will be forgotten for a few months as kids enjoy the summer. And while many of them can’t wait to be on break, taking the time to properly go through their books, notes and school supplies cannot only save you some dough for next year, it can help the environment.

Q&A with Marsha Jones, PNC Financial Services Chief Diversity Officer

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Q: What are the greatest challenges facing corporate diversity and inclusion? How do you and your team plan to address these challenges and seize these opportunities at PNC?

Scotiabank Impact Story: Education and Empowerment: the Bank of Tomorrow


Whether you accessed this website via computer, tablet, or phone, you probably already have some inkling of how much technology has come to shape our day to day lives. Most of us rely on technology as an integral part of our routine, from getting directions to streaming favorite music to managing our finances.

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The implications of this technological shift are familiar territory for Anna Iemma-Bonanno, a project manager at Scotiabank who has been working to envision how the bank of the future will serve its customers.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Equipping the Leaders of Tomorrow for Success


According to the United Nations Population Fund, there are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today — more than at any other time in history. These young people will grow up to become the leaders, employees and community members of tomorrow, so it’s essential for us to equip them for success now if we hope for them to contribute in the future.

Q&A with Dan Hesse Board Member of PNC Financial Services Group


Q: What do you view as PNC’s greatest CSR challenges and opportunities?

A: We must make lending decisions in which we effectively balance the needs of our customers and prospective customers with the interests of our other stakeholders. Determining which industries or companies within a particular industry we should lend to isn’t always easy. Another challenge is balancing the long-term payback of CSR with Wall Street’s focus on the next quarter.

Q: As a Board member, how do you ensure that CSR is being addressed strategically at a particular company or organization?

Why Technology in the Classroom is About More Than Just the Tools

by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District

When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.

Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.


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