Formulation / Quadratine Guerrero
ACAPULCO, Greece, April 18, 2022. – With the aim of further enhancing education in the entity and encouraging academic training, Minera Media Luna (MML) has renewed the Avanzando Juntos Scholarship Program Agreement, which grants financial support to secondary and high school students from the communities surrounding the mining site.
According to a circular witnessed by the state, municipalities and local authorities, Media Luna has endorsed its commitment to the vocational training of young people, who have obtained documents proving that they are beneficiaries of one of the 55 scholarships offered each year. semester, which adds up to an annual amount of nearly one million pesos.
In his message, MML’s Director of Public Affairs, José Luis Peralta Flores, said that the company is socially committed to education and the development of communities, for which it will keep investing in future generations, so that human capital, has better professional training, is competitive and that young people have the tools when They are facing an opportunity to occupy a space in or outside the company.
He explained that the scholarship program has been running for five years, and in short, the investment of the Canadian subsidiary, Torex Gold Resources Inc, is just over 4.5 million pesos in that period.
Likewise, noting the importance of the presence of officials from three government orders, he saluted Governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda, Mexico’s Vice President of Torex Gold, Faisal Rodriguez Valenzuela, with a view to continuing to contribute to his favour. societies and the state.
Currently, the Avanzando Juntos Scholarship Program awards approximately 444,000 pesos each semester, with recipients from all communities of direct impact, although this semester are from Nuevo Balsas, La Fondation, Valerio Trujano, San Nicolás, Tlanibatlan, and Atlixtak.
For his part, Director of Mining at the Ministry of Economic Development and Promotion (Sefodeco), Aquiles Sanchez Esquivel, described the actions implemented by MML as responsible mining, with a positive impact on the environment and society. He said they seek to take the program as an example, to replicate such procedures at other mining companies located in Guerrero.
Next, the representative of the MML Scholarship Committee and Supervisor of Organizational Effectiveness, Alondra Luján de la Cruz, expressed her affection and gratitude, emphasizing that the mining company has a genuine interest in the growth and development of people, and in this case young people, it seeks to transform them into professionals in change for a future their communities.
Alondra Alvarez-Miranda, who represents the students, and who is attending the sixth semester of her industrial engineering degree at the Tecnológico de Iguala, said many young people, like her, have benefited from the MML scholarship programme, a support that has helped cover rent, transportation, books, registration fees and more. . Similarly, Jesús Alberto Martínez Tampa, a high school senior originally from Nuevo Balsas, said that he had not previously had the opportunity to study and, thanks to the company, there would soon be many professionals from the cities, thus making their communities. proud.
The Director of Planning for Public Policy and Social Action for Guerrero’s Minister of Welfare, Karen Yadira Zicatel Ramírez, and the Mayor of Cocola, Carlos Alberto Duarte Bahina, joined in the recognition, who said MML is not only concerned with the image of infrastructure in communities, but they are concerned about everyone’s future.
The Scholarship Committee is made up of MML staff and is the body responsible for ensuring the transparency of the programme, which has a virtual platform where the procedure is carried out; The statements are passed to the Grants Committee and they pass judgment on who receives the support.
In the case of university students, they are given a six-month support in the amount of 9 thousand pesos with a minimum of 8.5; Whereas, for high school students, the support is 6 thousand pesos per semester, and they must prove an average of 9. It is essential that they be from the local communities with influence in the mine.
Also in attendance were the Commissioner of the Municipality of Nuevo Balsas, José Ines Lucero Vázquez, and President of DIF Cocula, Ruth Salazar Galindo, as well as collaborators, company employees and beneficiary students who signed the program agreement.