Joint Venture with The Zimbabwean School of Mines

We are pleased to announce a joint venture between the Julian Baring Scholarship and The Zimbabwe School of Mines.

This will involve The JBSF funding the tuition fees of several appropriate candidates during their time at the School. 

 The Zimbabwe School of mines is a mining training organisation based in Bulawayo “serving the SADC region and the world”. The School engages the mining industry to ensure it responds to that sector’s needs.  

The students participate in fieldwork, site-visits and practical as well as theoretical instruction with a view to producing highly competent, hands-on, technicians and industry specialists.

In February 2024 Justin Baring visited the school and met with Edwin Gwaze the Principal of the school and the registrar Arnold Shanji who, along with Siphathisiwe Maisiri, will be assisting with the administration, vetting and processing of the candidates for the joint venture.

Details of the school can be found at JustinBaring, founder of the JBSF stated ‘Throughout my career, I have met several high achieving individuals now working  across the world who received their original training from The Zimbabwe School of Mines and we are thrilled to be assisting those that may have the potential to becomes the next generation of leaders in the Zimbabwean and Sub-Saharan mining industry‘.

During Justin’s visit he was impressed to learn that the female student enrolment has increased by threefold (from 10% to 34%) since 2008 and the JBSF intends to sponsor male and female candidates equally.

The picture below was taken to commemorate the event and we look forward to many years of fruitful partnership.