A total of 20 schools have been restored by Voluntarios en Acción.
In October last year, Ternium, through the “Volunteers in Action” program, together with the “Apadrina Una Escuela” initiative by Katcon, and in alliance with Comunidar, started the restoration of the elementary school Arnulfa Pérez Pérez, located in the municipality of San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León State.
Slightly over a month after that, on November 29th, Ternium officially delivered the educational facility in the presence of César Jiménez, Executive President, and Daniel Carrillo, mayor of San Nicolás de los Garza.
For the rehabilitation of the Arnulfa Pérez Pérez Elementary School (Antonia González Treviño in the afternoon shift), Ternium invested 64 thousand U.S. dollars (approximately 1.3 million pesos) which were used for paint in the school, restoring the ceiling in the ceremonies schoolyard, placing anti-pigeon mesh and repairing windows.
Likewise, this includes the construction of ramps for people in wheelchairs, placing of railings, and installing ventilators. In these activities, 100 volunteers participated.
More than 600 young people in total will benefit from this restoration.
100 volunteers participated in rehabilitating this school.
“We make tangible the commitment by Ternium with the economic development of San Nicolás de los Garza and all communities in which we operate, with actions in favor of sports, education, health and the environment”, Jiménez highlighted during the delivery of the facilities.
This is the thirteenth school rehabilitated by Voluntarios en Acción in Nuevo León state. Ever since the program started in 2014, 1,700 volunteers have participated in these works, and over 2,000 students in the state have seen benefits.
“All of this work has been entirely done by Ternium”, Carrillo said. “I know there are companies currently doing it, but I want to say that in the case of Ternium, the fact that the executive president of one of the most important companies in the world is here with all of us, is not only a demonstration of what they do but also of their commitment (with communities)”.
During this event, we also had the presence of Adrián Estrada, Legal and Institutional Relations Vice-president; Judith Garza, Director of Institutional Relations; Manuel Héctor Martínez, Human Resources Director; Silvia Ancira, inspector of zone 60 for the Department of Education, and César Santos García, in charge of Human Development of the municipality of San Nicolás de los Garza.
In sum, “Volunteers in Action” has restored 20 schools in Nuevo León, Colima, Michoacán and Jalisco. In addition, more than 2,400 volunteers have participated and more than 2,400 young people have benefited from it.