Social Responsibility

Calibre Mining Corp. & Ascenta Foundation Medical Mission February 25 to 28th, 2013

Calibre Mining Corp. was excited and very proud to partner with the Ascenta Foundation to conduct a four day medical mission in the community of Riscos de Oro in Northeast Nicaragua from February 25th to the 28th, 2013.

The Ascenta Foundation is a registered charitable organization based out of Vancouver, B.C. that focuses on the promotion of health and well-being by providing urgent medical, dental, optometric and surgical services to communities in medically underserved communities. They aim to empower these communities through health education on prevention, treatment and nutrition.

After months of preparation, a group of over 60 local and international volunteers, including Medical Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Nurses, and local aids oversaw the consultation and treatment of 2,090 local patients consisting largely of women, children, and the elderly. Many of the patients had never received any medical attention in their lives, some travelled for many miles to get to Riscos, while some individuals arrived at the Mission with wounds from accidents occurring the morning of the event. Still other patients were rushed immediately to hospital for further treatment of more advanced illnesses (such as pneumonia) after a consultation at the Mission. We also understand that the Foundation plans to follow-up on some cases including some young infants with cleft lips in need of surgical attention, whose families' could not afford the surgery without outside financial assistance.

With the logistical support of Calibre, the Foundation and its volunteers were able to successfully:
Medical Mission - Riscos de Oro, Nicaragua (PDF - 1.8MB)

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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Installation of Water Purification System at Maternity House Rosita 2012
Earth Day Garbage Clean Up -2012 Earth Day Garbage Clean Up -2012 Earth Day Garbage Clean Up -2012
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Bambana Foot Bridge Restoration 2012 Bambana Foot Bridge Restoration 2012 Bambana Foot Bridge Restoration 2012
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In conjunction with B2Gold Corp., the support of clothing and equipment was made to the Primavera farmer's league baseball team. Calibre purchased and delivered complete uniforms to each player and B2Gold purchased boots and gloves for each player.
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Fuel supply donation to local police 2012 Donation of soccer uniforms to indigenous group (The Tuahka) 2012 Donation of soccer uniforms to indigenous group (The Tuahka) 2012
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Calibre recognizes that in order to operate in different jurisdictions around the world that we need to develop our "social license". The social license is developed through the adoption of best practices and operating procedures that reflect health, safety and environmental concerns of local governments and communities. We are committed to understanding and implementing these best practices wherever we may work.


HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Calibre Mining Corp. believes that all work place accidents are preventable and that every employee, contractor and member of the public has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment and to return home healthy every day.

We are committed to working in a safe and healthy manner and ensuring that all risk of work-related illness or injury is identified, controlled or eliminated from the work place. We believe that everyone is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them.

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4 x 4 Driving Course - 2012 4 x 4 Driving Course - 2012 4 x 4 Driving Course - 2012
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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Calibre Mining Corp. believes that all environmental incidents are unacceptable. We have adopted the Prospector's and Developer's Environmental Excellence in Exploration (E3) policies as a minimum acceptable standard for our programs.

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