International Literacy Day – Children International
Kansas City, MO, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Children International’s community reading tents in Uganda delight children and families and bring together local leadership, politicians and educators in anticipation of International Literacy Day on September 8.
On January 16, a Barrick transport truck struck a guard-rail on the heavily travelled C-489 Highway in northern Chile. The driver was uninjured, but the impact left an eight-meter gap in the guard-rail, putting passing vehicles at risk of veering off the two-lane highway, which snakes through the Andes Mountains near Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project.
Within hours of learning about a Barrick-sponsored training program that could lead to full-time jobs driving haul trucks at its Pascua-Lama project, Yonathan Morales went to the company’s office in his hometown of Alto del Carmen to apply.
The Toys"R"Us Children's Fund has made a $1 million donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, created to rebuild the Garden State. Toys"R"Us, Inc. has been based in New Jersey for 38 years and has more than 4,000 employees statewide across 45 stores, regional offices, its corporate headquarters and the company's largest retail distribution center.
Anti-poverty initiative featured in new edition of Beyond Borders magazine
TORONTO, January 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Barrick Gold Corporation has helped 125 Chilean families living in poverty become homeowners through a partnership with A Roof for Chile (Un Techo para Chile), a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to eradicating slums and providing adequate housing in Chile.
Twenty women from the Copiapó Province in Chile inaugurated the test phase of a new online business academy for women in Chile and Peru. The academy was created through a partnership between Freeport-McMoRan and the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management.
The program is called DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator. It is currently being piloted in communities surrounding the Company’s mining operations in South America; Cerro Verde in Peru, and Candelaria/ Ojos del Salado and El Abra in Chile.