JUNE 25TH 2013. SANTA MARIA BOYACA, COLOMBIA. We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday June 25th, The Trust launched a new PoetaYouthCenter with AES Corporation expanding the POETA AES “Youth Energy” initiative to Colombia.
The Poeta Youth AES Center is located within the facilities of the Mayor’s office in the municipality of Santa Maria, Department of Boyacá, where AES operates a hydroelectric plant. The POETA Youth AES Center is equipped with 20 computers, Microsoft software and multimedia that will be used to train participants in ICT, job readiness and civic education complemented by educational courses on the energy business, in order to expand economic opportunities for youth and promote community outreach on AES energy operations in Colombia. The POETA AES program is expecting to reach 450 youth and 3,000 community members in Santa Maria over the course of 3 years.