MIE, established by CEO, Adam Lawhorne in 2003, is dedicated to advancing the lives of those less fortunate in the regions of Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico. Throughout these locations, we encourage and help facilitate impactful CSR programs partnering with community leaders to understand the needs of that area and how we can best provide assistance. In turn, we work with our clients to help organize the donations or manpower needed to achieve the CSR goal. Research findings indicate that most of the differences in student learning and graduation, are due to socioeconomic factors. The families and children who utilize the public schools in Mexico come from a mix of lower income families. The government in Mexico only supplies school infrastructure and limited teacher salaries, which require the schools to seek cooperation and resources of the parents to provide food, school supplies, backpacks and uniforms to students.
For many clients and companies CSR programs have become an important activity when planning their Incentives and Meetings in Mexico. “MIE is fully committed to helping the Mexican communities grow within their Municipality by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. We appreciate everything our clients do to make a difference in their life” commented Adam Lawhorne, MIE CEO, CITE, CIS.
Meeting Incentive Experts, in partnership with Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and SITE Classic participants, donated 1,500 backpacks with school supplies to all students of Leonardo Gastelum Elementary school (750 attend the morning session and 750 attend the afternoon session). The faculty are trying to make the school a place of refuge where children feel proud and can further their education. “There is great importance of supporting these children with limited resources so they can fulfill their dreams as they are the future ambassadors of the destination” commented Amanda Nemeth, MIE President, CIS, CITP. The school was selected due to the increase in classroom size and need of the community, which was greatly affected by Tropical Storm Lidia 2 weeks prior.