Colombia Book Donations

As part of our ongoing efforts to foster education and literacy among children that live in communities near our operations, CEMEX Colombia donated nearly 6,000 books for public school libraries in Bogota, Cucuta, Bucaramanga, La Calera, Apulo, Guayuriba and Ibague. The donations, made during the first trimester of 2010, will benefit over 20,000 local students.

Members of the community played an important part in selecting the schools that would receive the books. Community Action Assemblies that comprise local residents around our operations chose schools that attend to the largest number of students in the area.

Along with the donation to libraries, we also gave an integral training program called Punto de Partida (Launch Point) that, along with the company Asesores Culturales (Cultural Advisors), seeks to improve reading, writing and comprehension among children from first to fifth grade. The program will also help train the teachers in the selected schools through a specially designed booklet.
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