Plantel Azteca School, a Great Investment in Mexico's Future
We recently had the graduation ceremony of the Plantel Azteca School, our social action project that has provided quality education for underprivileged youth for the past fifteen years.
We are constantly looking to improve education models. Through this Fundación Azteca initiative, we have proven that investment in education can yield very tangible results with little waste.
This past year, our students received a long list of awards: they obtained first place in the ICEL University Mathematics Marathon; an honorary mention in the Concurso Nacional de Ensayo Reflexiones essay contest held by the Universidad Iberoamericana; first place in the Choral Poetry Contest held by the Education Ministry; second place in the National Political Debate Contest held by the Universidad Iberoamericana, and first place in the University Science, Technology and Innovation Fair Contest held by the UNAM. Students also participated in a robotics competition and took part a new Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra from Indios Verdes that has set up shop in the school.
In acknowledgement of the students’ academic performance, many universities –such as the Universidad Iberoamericana, the ITAM, the Tec de Monterrey, the Universidad Panamericana and CIDE– have created special scholarship funds for Plantel Azteca graduates.
Plantel Azteca graduates are privileged thanks to their efforts. They are special people who are achieving great things. They know perfectly well the difference between going to school and getting an education. These are youth who already stand out for their social commitment, such as participation in the Limpiemos Nuestro México cleanup campaign and the Juguetón toy drive, as well as academic excellence.
At Grupo Salinas, we’re proud of these students and their teachers. Recently, during a conference before the American Chamber México members, I commented on the need to implement cultural changes in our country. I think that Plantel Azteca represents a lot about what’s right in our society.
The Plantel Azteca School is one of the best investments ever made by Grupo Salinas
. From its inception over 15 years ago, it has transformed the lives of many students. Their success is the greatest tribute to this institution.