Over 300 Villanueva students take part in environmental and soft skills training days - GeoPark
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Villanueva, Casanare – To further consolidate safe spaces for children in Villanueva in the south of Casanare department, GeoPark has started a project to train children in environmental issues and soft skills. The project has been implemented in all six sites of the San Agustín educational institution.

Some 310 students took part in different teaching and games days through which they understood the importance of issues such as recycling and waste management, and growing fresh produce at home. As well as the environmental themes, the children also took part in psychosocial workshops to strengthen their social skills acquisition process in areas such as resilience, perseverance, and patience.

“We are very happy with the results we’ve got from this program,” GeoPark Neighborhood Relations professional Margareth Puentes said. “We implemented it to strengthen the safe spaces of children and adolescents who neighbor our operations, helping create an environment that is conducive to them exercising their rights effectively.”

Such initiatives are part of GeoPark’s commitment to create learning opportunities and contribute to improving and promoting the quality of life of children and adolescents in the territories where it operates.


GeoPark is a leading Latin American oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil, and which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2014. It is the second largest oil producer in Colombia with almost 8% of the country’s total production. Since its foundation GeoPark has had an Integrated Values System called SPEED, which summarizes its commitment in five critical areas: Safety, Prosperity, Employees, Environment and Community Development. SPEED has been key for GeoPark in attracting the best talent, being the preferred partner and the best neighbor, and developing a successful, safe and sustainable operation.

More information: conexiones@geo-park.com