As part of its efforts in sustainability and education with communities in Ecuador, Solaris Resources (TSX:SLS) (OTCQB:SLSSF) subsidiary Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A., in January of 2023, partnered with the Private Technical University of Loja (UTPL) to launch an online education program called “Understanding Mining.” The program is designed to educate people about the mining industry in Ecuador. The course is free of charge and specifically targets residents of Morona Santiago, where the Warintza Project is located, as well as any other Ecuadorians interested in learning about the sector.
Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificate from UTPL. The only prerequisite for taking part in this educational program is access to a device with an internet connection, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The course material is accessible via UTPL’s virtual platform and covers six modules. These modules include an Introduction to the Mining Industry, Geology and Distribution of Mineral Deposits, Phases of Mining, Economic and Social Development Around Mining, the Legal Framework of Mining in Ecuador, and a section on Solaris Resources’ Warintza Project.
To enroll, interested individuals can visit UTPL’s continuing education website and follow a simple registration process that includes filling out a form. Solaris Resources, which operates the Warintza Project in the province of Morona Santiago in south-eastern Ecuador, aims to promote inclusion and access to information through its “Warintza Education” program. This initiative is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4, which emphasizes inclusive and quality education for all.