Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí, July 2, 2019.- Iberdrola México, the Municipality of Tamazunchale and the Instituto Mexicano para la Excelencia Educativa (EXCELDUC in its Spanish acronym) introduced the first generation of the “Educación con Energía” (Education with Energy) program, through which courses are provided to students, parents, and teachers in fields like science, caring the environment and personal growth.
In the first stage, the project directly benefited approximately 500 students, teachers and parents at the Rafael Ramírez Castañeda, González Bocanegra, and José María Morelos schools, and indirectly benefited 10,713 residents of Tamazunchale –Iberdrola México Foundation expects to exceed this figure in the program’s second generation.
As part of its commitment to society, Iberdrola works on developing programs aimed at having a positive impact on the education of children and youngsters in neighboring communities, providing tools and knowledge that will be crucial to their future personal and professional development from the beginning of the construction and throughout the operation of its power plants.
“At Iberdrola México we know that education received by elementary-age children is paramount for their development; consequently, in partnership with EXCELDUC and the Municipal Government, we foster the ‘Educación con Energía’ program with the aim of improving students’ cognitive skills”, stressed José Manuel Arguelles, manager at the Tamazunchale combined-cycle plant of Iberdrola México.
The municipal president of Tamazunchale, Antonio Costa Medina, expressed his commitment to this program’s development “which, he contended, will bring great benefits for all the people in Tamazunchale”, so he will fully support the continuity of the project.
“Educación con Energía” is part of the Social Action strategy of Iberdrola México Foundation, and has benefited more than 45,000 people in Durango, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, and Oaxaca as of today.
This initiative creates spaces designed to reinforce knowledge from four perspectives:
- Building my life –Offers tools to improve self-esteem.
- I learn to learn – Provides learning and understanding methods to strengthen their interests and skills.
- I like to read and understand – Covers reading comprehension strategies.
- I learn math– Offers tools to develop mathematical thinking.
The success of the first stage of “Educación con Energía” encourages the continuity of the program in various states across the country, with the combined efforts of the private sector, the government and the civil society, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.