Commitment to Action

'IluMINA tu Vida:' Education and Technology Access

Commitment by

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

In 2008, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's mining operation, Minera Candelaria, committed to training an additional 500 adults and children in information technology through the IluMINA tu Vida project in the village of Tierra Amarilla, near Copiapo, Chile. This education and training helps residents develop employable skills, such as word processing, internet access, general technology literacy, and work-life skills such as project management, teamwork, and accountability. Ultimately, this education and training will assist in small business development throughout this small rural community. Through the use of information technology, Tierra Amarilla residents will discover new frontiers that were once unreachable in this small rural community.

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Commitment

'IluMINA tu Vida:' Education and Technology Access

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

1 year

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Chile

Commitment by

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Partner(s)

Mercator Founding, Tierra Amarilla Town Council