We celebrate this August 12 the International Youth Day, as declared by the United Nations (UN) since 1999 to promote young people’s participation in the processes of change, give voice to their actions and initiatives and thereby raise awareness about the challenges they face. At Iberdrola México we are committed to the future we want for the country’s youth.
From our Foundation, we work on programs such as Impulso STEM (Stem Boost), aimed at contributing to the educational development of young people in Oaxaca, by giving them the opportunity to continue with their higher studies, through scholarships that cover tuition fees and living expenses.
In this regard, we have set up a site to provide more information about the scholarships and the courses they contemplate, mostly engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica de los Valles Centrales de Oaxaca (UTVCO), where you can clear your doubts about how and when to apply.
Interest shown by new generations not only for the new STEM courses but also for the sustainable approach and the idea of having a cleaner planet motivates us to continue working. Furthermore, we are convinced that they obtain tools that add to their personal development and with this they can play a more active role within their communities that will contribute to their progress. We are already on the second generation, which is also a cause for celebration.
On the other hand, INVOLVE – an international program through which we have the opportunity to work with young people in a vulnerable situation, with whom we exchange experiences and knowledge – is part of our corporate volunteering. Its purpose is to provide tools to participants for their personal and professional future. In Mexico, we have worked with the youth in Mexico City and Oaxaca. The cultural exchange is gratifying and, despite the pandemic, we continue working with them from the distance.
In addition to the foregoing, we advance other projects that indirectly impact young people, like Construir para educar (Build to Educate). With this initiative, high school students will be able to have classes at decent facilities.
We are convinced that young people can achieve what they set out to do and, by giving them better opportunities, they can build a better future right away.