Thanks to the Alfabetízate project
785 illiterate youths and adults in Cesar gained access to education, to add 3,000 fewer illiterate people in Cesar

La Loma, March 5, 2024

*Group of graduates with their certifications. In alliance with the Cesar Compensation Fund, Comfacesar, Drummond Ltd. delivered certifications to 785 illiterate young people and adults from the municipalities of Agustín Codazzi, Becerril, Bosconia, Chiriguananá, El Copey, El Paso, and La Jagua de Ibirico, who learned reading, writing, and mathematics through the ‘Alfabetízate’ project.

“As part of the company’s strategic vision, Drummond Ltd. has committed to different projects that accompany the entire educational path. In this case, with the “Alfabetízate con Drummond” project, which is aimed at people over 14 years of age, 785 certifications were awarded to young people and adults who for various reasons did not know how to read and write,” said Amalí Blanco Bohórquez, coordinator of social responsibility projects at Drummond Ltd.

*Main table at the graduation ceremony.

With an emotionally charged ceremony, diplomas and honorable mentions were awarded to the graduates, who after a year of effort and dedication achieved the long awaited degree.

“I want to thank God and Drummond for taking us into account with such a great and valuable project. They trained us to move forward and this benefits us a lot,” said Marlene Orozco Molina, a beneficiary of the project, who lives in the village of La Guajirita in the municipality of Becerril. Carlos Pacheco Aroca, another participant in the project, mentioned: “Thanks to Comfacesar and Drummond for providing us with this beautiful program that helped many of us get ahead. We learned to read and write, which was something we didn’t know. I am very grateful to these two companies.”

*Graduates receiving their certifications.

This marks the end of the fifth phase of the ‘Alfabetízate’ project in the municipalities of the mining company’s area of influence, resulting in men and women with basic knowledge that will allow them to have a better development in their daily lives.

At the end of the ceremony, Wilber Mejía Navarro, coordinator of Comfacesar’s Alfabetízate project, highlighted: “This is a source of pride for us and for the participants. We were able to certify a large portion of students through a flexible methodology, achieving the purpose of learning to read and write, as well as basic notions in mathematics and other areas. We were able to provide the required skills and capabilities through literacy training.

With these initiatives, Drummond Ltd. continues to demonstrate its commitment to the communities in its area of influence, always believing that education can transform the territory. Today, 3,000 Cesarians are literate.