PLAYA DEL CARMEN BUILDING LIBRARIES
Raza de Bronce and Maestro Mexicano schools receive libraries. This initiative was created in order to provide a reading experience that previously did not exist at either school. Children are now able to check out books to take home and share with their family, extending their options for creative reading. MIE assisted in clearing out and cleaning unutilized rooms at the schools to design the libraries and coordinated the purchasing and installation of the book cases. Donations at each school included thousands of books, art supplies and sporting equipment. A large food distribution company also donated playground equipment to Raza de Bronze were hundreds of students received the executives with a welcome ceremony including thank you banners and performances of traditional Mexican songs and dances. The largest video rental company donated a drinking fountain to Maestro Mexicano. The top 45 students from this school were honored during the conference meeting with attendees at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen resort.
RIVIERA MAYA BICYCLE DONATION
A Fortune 500 USA software company donated bicycles to Huellas de Pan Children during their annual incentive program in Riviera Maya organized by MIE. Attendees were divided into teams to participate in team building activities while supporting the local community. In each of the challenges, participants played games to win parts of a bicycle. Parts earned were used to build 20 bicycles that were later donated to the children of the Association of Huellas de Pan, which works to provide education, food and security for vulnerable families in the urban area of Cancun. The bikes were donated to 20 children with the highest grades.