BMC operates a fund to mutually assist local communities develop beneficial initiatives in area’s that it operates. The fund will seed programs that provide a better quality of life with a focus on health and education. Programs in consideration are; education, training, communication access and initiatives to provide better equity for local communities.
BMC currently supports community healthcare programs, providing family accommodation when employees or local community members require medical treatment in facilities outside of Espigão do Oeste.
LATEST NEWS – 7th August 2015
Internee – Ferrometals
4th year undergrad student, McGill mining engineering
While working for The Sentient Group in Montreal, Mike was exposed to various companies under the Sentient umbrella including the Ferrometals Joint Venture, Brazil Manganese Corporation. In recognition of his outstanding potential Mike and was offered an internship with Ferrometals to experience first hand, exploration and mining in the field with the geology team in Rondônia, Brazil.
He hoped the experience would give him some practical experience and in return be able to help out. The reality was, the two months he spent in the field far exceeded his expectations. “I was exposed to a new culture, language and able to follow through on recommendations I made when in Montreal”.
Mike spent his time being actively involved in many different aspects of the operation. He did exploration fieldwork; production, research, sourcing equipment and planning of future mining activities.
On reflecting on his time on site he said, “I am very thankful to have had this experience. I’ve built a network of contacts, gained practical experience across many different operational levels of mining while adapting to a completely different culture and language – the experience has been great.”
LATEST NEWS – 11 October 2014
Child’s Day is part of Project Angel ”Our Student Pride” organized by the Amore Association, a non-profit group that helps mistreated children with psychological problems.
Kissila Ponath and John Harper proudly presented three Bicycles as prizes to children on behalf of BMC.