At many of Newmont’s operations, we employ longstanding programs that provide post-secondary scholarships to students who may have never otherwise had the opportunity. By investing in educational programs, we aim to improve equality and the quality of life in the communities where we operate.
As part of an ongoing series, we will showcase the individuals who have found support in the communities surrounding our Yanacocha mine. They will share their stories of hard work and self-determination in the hopes of inspiring their fellow Peruvians.
Meet Deicy Sanchez Espinoza. Deicy is a forestry engineer and proud resident of Bambamarca. As a fellow of the Cajamarca Scholarships Program, Deicy was able to study abroad at Montana State University, earning her master’s degree in land and environmental rehabilitation.
Yanacocha launched the Cajamarca Scholarships Program in 2011 with the hope of inspiring a generation of talented and committed professionals to drive competition across Peru. Since then, the organization has awarded 74 post-secondary scholarships to universities in Peru, France, and the United States.
For Deicy, the program proved to be a tremendous success, and upon completing her degree, she returned home to work on mine closure and the reclamation of liabilities in Hualgayoc.
Below is a video documenting Deicy’s achievements with the Cajamarca Scholarships Program.
To learn more about Newmont’s community investment commitments around the globe, visit our annual sustainability report Beyond the Mine, and be sure to stay tuned to Our Voice blog to meet more beneficiaries of Yanacocha’s sustainable development programs.