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Historic Donation Boosts Education in Mexico

Working to provide access to education to millions of Mexicans who never had the opportunity to study
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Meeting her daughters’ teachers used to be difficult for María de la Luz Vázquez. A single mother from the community of Calamanda, in Querétaro, Mexico, during parent-teacher conferences Vázquez felt ashamed of the fact that she herself did not know how to read or write.

Today her daughters are 28 and 19, and it’s Vázquez’ great pleasure to do her own homework alongside her young granddaughter after successfully receiving her primary school certificate through the literacy program of the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA).

Expanded TransCanada Scholarship Program Helps Remove Barriers to Education

TransCanada is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.
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CALGARY, Canada, January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Media Advisory - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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IN BRIEF:

Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil

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BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses.

The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good Practice for Sustainable Rural Development.

De Beers Group Provides a Solution for a School's Crowded Classrooms

Pupils at a primary school in South Africa have three new classrooms thanks to some heavy lifting machinery from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine.
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The mine sent in a lowbed truck and crane and partnered with local contractors to transport unused mobile classrooms from Alldays High School to the nearby Alldays Primary School in Limpopo Province, saving the school R150,000, which is what it would otherwise have cost to move them.

The move took three weeks – because it had to be fitted in between operations at Venetia mine.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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As Ingryt Pedroza watches holiday preparations unfold in Calgary, her mind can’t help but wander between her home in Mexico and the incredible accomplishment she’s about to achieve. 

Four months ago, Pedroza said goodbye to her husband and one-year-old daughter to pursue her long-time dream of studying abroad in preparation to become a top engineer in Mexico. She knew the road wouldn’t be easy, but it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

Should International Development Recruiters Act as Career Coaches?

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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 
Examining the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world
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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
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The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

De Beers Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula Urges Women To 'Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone'.

Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula has drawn up some clear plans for her role as a woman in the mining industry.
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I have been working in the mining industry for about a year. I was pleased to work for Namdeb because I believe it’s a company that provides a strong core competency and a value system. I always wanted to work for a company where I continue to learn, grow and contribute as much value as I possibly can.

I congratulate Namdeb on being one of the mining companies giving equal employment opportunities to women, and I firmly encourage other mining companies to do the same.

Signaling Demand and the Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap

Making Cents International and PYXERA Global to host in-person dialogue at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global and Making Cents International are teaming up to co-host an intimate gathering of companies, governments, and vocational providers entitled, “Signaling Demand & The Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap.”  Attendees will join this smaller invite-only group to discuss solutions they have seen in their experience hosting and facilitating global programming to close the youth skills gap.

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