The Freeport Foundation in Chile Supports a Technical School in Calama

May 31, 2016 7:55 AM ET

A new technical school in Calama, Chile, was built in part with funds from the Freeport Foundation in Chile.

Freeport-McMoRan and Codelco, the Chilean state mining company, financed the first stage of construction of Colegio Técnico Industrial Don Bosco de Calama.

The school opened in March of this year and has enrolled 490 middle and high school students, including indigenous children who live in the Province of El Loa near the El Abra mining operations. The school is free to attend. Students will focus on technical studies in mining and electrical and mechanical skills.

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