08/11/2022 Press release
TOTALENERGIES SUPPORTS CONSTRUCTION OF SENGA PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, as part of its Pamoja Tunaweza (Together We Can) initiative, will invest around US$450,000 in the construction and equipment of the Complete Primary School of Senga, as well as the construction of 2 houses for teachers, in the District of Palma, Province of Cabo Delgado.
The Complete Primary School (EPC) of Senga will have four expandable classrooms and an administrative block that includes a room for teachers and management offices. It also includes 1 library, bathrooms, a space for a school garden and a solar-powered lighting system.
At the ceremony, recently held, for laying the first stone for the construction of the Senga school and the inauguration of a borehole, built with support of TotalEnergies, the Permanent Secretary of Palma district, Laurinda Luciano, stated that “water and school were an Achilles heel in this community. The absence of a proper school affected the teaching and learning process. As such, with the construction of this school in this community, the quality of teaching will improve, because studying under a tree and outdoors - as it is the case today -- negatively influences the pedagogical results”.
In turn, Maxime Rabilloud, Country Chair of TotalEnergies in Mozambique, stated that “The Senga community is very important to the Mozambique LNG project and to TotalEnergies, also because they have contributed a lot to support the project. We are aware of this. As such, being able to help, particularly in areas as important as water and education, is a great happiness for us. We are happy, and we won’t stop there. We will continue to support the Government and the community, in particular the Senga community”.
For Faustino Gilberto, Director at Senga EPC, the “conditions are bad, particularly in in the rainy season. As soon as it starts raining, the children have to go home, affecting the teaching and learning process, because we can’t keep to the schedule. The new school to be built will have a positive impact on the quality of education”.
In turn, Cristina Raimundo, a Senga resident, stated: “before we had this borehole, we had great difficulties to access water. We used to fetch water from wells along a close by water stream. However, during dry season, the difficulties were enormous. It was not possible to obtain enough water. We had to wake up at 2 am to get water.”
On the occasion, TotalEnergies also offered school supplies to 300 children and self-employment kits to Senga residents.
From the Swahili expression that means, in English, Together We Can, Pamoja Tunaweza is an initiative of the Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, of engagement of various community, associative, public, and private actors, with a view to contributing to the socio-economic development of the Province of Cabo Delgado, in particular, now, in Palma and Mocímboa da Praia, based on projects designed in a participatory way.
About TotalEnergies in Mozambique
In Mozambique since 1991, the Company operates in two segments: Marketing & Services and Exploration & Production.
TotalEnergies Marketing Moҫambique S.A. is a major player in the downstream petroleum products market with a nationwide gas stations network, industrial and exploration customers, and activities in lubricants and logistics areas.
TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies, operates the Mozambique LNG project with a 26.5% stake, together with ENH Rovuma Área 1, SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited (20%), ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).
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