Over the course of 18 years full of achievements that have benefitted millions of people, Esteban Moctezuma has led the work of Fundación Azteca (FAZ). Much of Fundación Azteca’s success is based on the character of the person who headed this institution until last Monday.
Guided by an enormous passion, Esteban is one of the people most dedicated to social action who I have ever met. He possesses outstanding leadership skills and a tireless spirit that has inspired him to lead more than forty different initiatives in education, the environment, health, justice, and many other crucial fields. Let’s consider just a few of them.
Esteban is one of the people most dedicated to social action who I have ever met.
Esperanza Azteca: There is nothing better than music to foster the development of well-rounded individuals. Therefore this is one of FAZ’s most important projects and, through its 87 groups, more than 17,000 children and young adults have benefited. Based on the premise of spurring the transformation of society through the engagement and empowerment of youth, this project positively changes the lives of each of its participants. Esperanza Azteca has even reached the White House.
Plantel Azteca: As a unique educational model in the world, Plantel Azteca rapidly evolved under Esteban Moctezuma’s leadership. More than 11,000 students have graduated from this school of academic excellence, and a substantial number of graduates, most of whom are scholarship holders, have gone on to continue their studies at the best universities in Mexico. Dozens of these young people have built careers on an international level.
Movimiento Azteca: In over 100 philanthropic campaigns, Movimiento Azteca has raised hundreds of millions of pesos for causes as diverse as the reconstruction of homes lost in the September 2017 earthquakes, rescuing sea turtles, purchasing ambulances for the Mexican Red Cross, and caring for children with cancer and adolescents in hospital, along with dozens of other issues.
Limpiemos Nuestro Mexico (“Let's Clean Up Our Mexico”): Over ten years, through the united efforts of businesses, governments, and citizens, “Let’s Clean Up Our Mexico” campaigns have collected millions of tons of garbage from the country’s streets, plazas, parks, forests, rivers, and beaches. Mexicans deserve clean, decent natural and public spaces and this initiative has achieved a great deal in this regard.
In a single article it is impossible to describe all the social initiatives that Esteban Moctezuma has directed, but the names of the other programs that he has championed speak to his achievements. These include the Que Viva la Selva Lacandona campaign to save the rain forest, Red Social Azteca employee volunteer work, a professional Midwives Project, and a model of collaborative learning, among many others.
The common denominator of all these programs is work that improves the quality of life for Mexicans through collaboration between companies, society, and government. Indeed, what better way to evolve as a society? There is no one better to bring such diverse forces together than a person who is truly passionate about each of the projects and causes he promotes. It is clear that an important part of the success of Fundación Azteca's initiatives can be attributed to Esteban Moctezuma’s commitment, enthusiasm, leadership, and tireless work.
Now, Esteban will continue to work, this time in the public sector, to support the most important issue for the future of Mexico, our country’s educational system.
Now, Esteban will continue to work, this time in the public sector, to support the most important issue for the future of Mexico, our country’s educational system. We are committed to the idea that the youth of Mexico deserve a world-class education.
Therefore, I wish to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to Esteban Moctezuma, to whom I wish every success.