Cienaga’s Children Learn Values Through Sports
August 14, 2017

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On August 14, the Mayor of Cienaga, Drummond Ltd., and the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN for the Spanish, formerly the ACR), will launch the “Learning Values through Sports” project on the El Carmen School multipurpose court in Cienaga, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Principles such as equality, non-violence, freedom of expression, active participation, non-discrimination, self-care, taking care of others, and taking care of the environment are some of the key values to be learned in this community intervention organized by Drummond Ltd., the ARN and the Mayor of Cienaga to reach 540 students at five schools in the municipality.

A tournament called “Golombiao, the game of peace,” will be played on courts built by former combatants who are in the process of reintegration, complemented by classroom activities. The objective is to help teens and children appropriate values and principles that will help them live together in peace.

“Golombiao is the methodology the ARN has appropriated in its work to prevent recruitment. It uses futsal to strengthen the skills of children, teens, young adults and their communities, helping them develop life projects that will ensure their development and keep them from turning toward violence. The game promotes participation, getting along together, the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and gender equality,” explained Jose Nicolas Wild, Coordinator of ARN Magdalena.

First Anniversary of the death of Mr. Garry Neil Drummond, President and CEO for Drummond Company, Inc.
July 13, 2017

Sr. Garry Neil Drummond

In remembrance of the first year of the death of Mr. Garry Neil Drummond, several acts will take place during the week to honor his memory. On July 13th at 9:00 in the morning, a mass will be led by Monsignor Oscar Jose Velez Isaza, Bishop of the Diocese of Valledupar at the La Loma, Cesar church. The invitation was extended by the Mayor of the municipality of El Paso, Hidalfo de la Cruz to the company’s personnel and the community in general. After this, a commemorative plate will be presented, which will include the name of Garry Neil Drummond to the main avenue in the township of La Loma, work executed by Drummond Ltd.

Drummond Ltd. President, Jose Miguel Linares, accompanied by a group of directives from headquarters and the office in Colombia, will deliver a special speech about the life, work, and contributions made by Mr. Garry Neil Drummond at the different company offices.

As part of the commemoration, on Friday July 14th, children from various communities in Cesar will assist on an event in the Garry Neil Drummond Children’s Room at the Departmental Public Library. Rafael Carrillo Luquez, in the Cesar capital, with the involvement of several of the company’s directives and the Library Director, will present a life story of Mr. Drummond, together with a photograph. Reading and painting activities will also be available for the children.

University Students from Colombian Colleges Visit Pribbenow Mine
June 16, 2017

*Students from Universidad Nacional

During May and June, Drummond Ltd. received students at the Pribbenow Mine from the Mining Engineering and Geology Program at Universidad Nacional, Medellin campus, and students from Instituto Nacional de Formación Técnica Profesional (INFOTEP), Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC), and Institución Educativa Nacional Agustín Codazzi.

The visits began with introductory talks given by representatives from Drummond Ltd.’s different areas, on environment, mining, and social responsibility issues both inside and outside the company. The most frequent asked questions during the visits were related to the company’s mining projects, wastewater, industrial water treatment and use, action plans with communities in the area of influence, and occupational health issues.

After the introductory talks, the students from Universidad Nacional, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, and Institución Educativa Nacional Agustín Codazzi each had an opportunity to tour the El Paujil reservoir and the Lookout at Ramp 7. Each of the tour sites allowed the participants to personally experience Drummond Ltd.’s environmental projects and mining operation.

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