For two months, GeoPark visited schools in the Colombian municipalities of Tauramena and Villanueva to train more than 500 young people in road safety, helping them to be safe on the street.
For the third year in a row, GeoPark is promoting the "Knowing GeoPark" program in Chile, through which children from schools near the Fell Block are invited to visit the operations and learn more about the oil industry.
More than 200 children and young people from the Colombian municipalities of Villanueva and Tauramena will have access to the program of James Rodríguez’s Colombia Somos Todos Foundation, which is aimed at developing inclusive environments through recreation and sport that strengthen young people’s social skills.
GeoPark is supporting the Huella Empresarial (Entrepreneurial Footprint) program to build the capacities of local entrepreneurs so their businesses are competitive and sustainable over time. Through it, more than 20 people from companies in Tauramena and government offices were trained.
Women from Villa Punta Delgada took part in the “Industrial Pastry Techniques” course, part of the gastronomy trainings that GeoPark together with SENCE (National Training and Employment Service) and the INCAP technical training agency have been carrying out for the past three years.
In the second edition of the Program for University Science Scholarships for Women in Colombia, GeoPark will award three scholarships to young people from Villanueva or Tauramena who want to start their university studies in the first semester of 2019.
GeoPark delivered the first Lego classroom in Colombia’s Villanueva Department, allowing more than 2,000 children to be able to learn and enhance their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and robotics.
GeoPark and the National Technological University (UTN) will offer 10 university scholarships for women from the province of Neuquén, Argentina. The program’s goal is to provide women the opportunity to access university education in science and engineering.
For its “Good neighborhood for the viability and sustainability of operations in Colombia” practice, the Colombian government honored GeoPark in the “Management of Social Conflict” category out of 107 experiences in the energy and mining sector.
With the help of the Casanare government and local mayors, GeoPark delivered playgrounds that will benefit the development of 370 children under the age of six.