We transform possibilities into opportunities.
We lead ventures that contribute to the sustainable development of the region through productive projects that improve the quality of life of the communities, strengthen their capacity for self-management and generate social progress. In the areas of influence of the Gecelca 3 Thermal Power Plant, we promote agricultural, agribusiness and recycling initiatives, providing training and psychosocial support, and delivering materials, equipment and supplies for the productive units.
With the support of local hospitals, the municipal secretaries, and private entities, we carry out an annual health brigade with quality specialized medical care for the population of our areas of influence.
The brigades include consultations in general medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, and psychology, as well drug prescriptions.
Education Transforming lives through education it means being a development source and progress for the country. For that reason at GECELCA, our main strategy is focused on improving the educational quality of children and young people in the areas of influence where we operate.
We offer a full scholarship to talented young people from the region in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering programs at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, includes the cost for the entire career, books, supplies, accommodation, food, transportation and all English levels.
The program began in 2012, and has benefited 13 young people. Four of them have already graduated.
In alliance with SENA, we formed the second Mining School in the country and the first in the Caribbean Region, training young people in different types of heavy machinery. We have classrooms for face-to-face and virtual class, machines and land for practices, and other resources that allow the student to successfully complete their process.
We also support the improvement of the infrastructure of educational institutions, the provision of classrooms and laboratories, induction programs to university life, math and Spanish language workshops, training in values and sexuality, and teacher training.
At the same time, we develop reforestation activities, recycling campaigns, clean-up days, and environmental training workshops in communities, while supporting School Environmental Projects (PRAE).
At GECELCA, we do our best effort for our children and youth!
We do so through different activities to promote culture, recreation, and the use of free time. We also improve the infrastructure of sports institutions, provide sports equipment to educational institutions and communities, and install and improve playgrounds. At the same time, we support soccer championships, art schools, commemoration of special dates, movie evenings and Christmas celebrations.
Beyond generating energy, our main purpose is to do good.
That is why we work tirelessly to support those who need it most. To this end, we lead activities to improve and provide community infrastructure, we do corporate volunteering, we provide ecological points, we train communities, and we provide psychosocial support to senior citizens through our Years of Plenitude program.
We also support government initiatives and offer training and education opportunities for leaders of Community Action Boards and Councils in leadership, emergency management, climate change and good use of resources.