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Axalta Continues to Strengthen its Commitment to Environmental Education and Stewardship in Mexico
Teachers from 31 elementary schools in Tlalnepantla receive training on sustainability and conservation through special partner programming
Tlalnepantla, May 7, 2018 - Axalta (NYSE:AXTA) in collaboration with Ducks Unlimited Mexico (DUMAC) and the Municipality of Tlalnepantla, introduced the program “Teaching the Teachers”, a workshop about environmental education and stewardship for educators of elementary schools.
The two full-day workshop, certified by the University of Guadalajara and offered for the first time by DUMAC and Axalta, included more than 80 teachers from 31 elementary schools across Tlalnepantla, who received training on environmental management and conservation.
“Axalta´s commitment to education and sustainability, along with our partnership with Ducks Unlimited, showcases the extraordinary work achieved by Ducks Unlimited of Mexico throughout the country since 1974. We are proud to partner with them in conservation activities and educating professionals who will help generations to come to understand the importance of environmental stewardship. The Teach the Teacher program, in collaboration with the Municipality of Tlalnepantla and the University of Guadalajara, allows us to continue to support sustainability efforts in Mexico”, said Daniel Salcido, President of Axalta Mexico.
The common goals from the Tlalnepantla Municipality and Axalta, which has a key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to STEM education and sustainability, serves as a link between the Municipal Institute of Education (IME) and Ducks Unlimited Mexico, for the development of this curriculum for teachers.
“DUMAC as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of waterfowl in Mexico, is committed to contribute and enhance the environmental commitment from the civil society, which lead to the development of a better quality of life for citizens and the conservation of the environment. For over 40 years, we have promoted education initiatives to support the development of a better environmental culture for the benefit of current and future generations”, said DUMAC Executive Director, Eduardo Carrera.
The closing ceremony included the attendance of Arturo Martinez, Director of the Education Department of Tlalnepantla Municipality, Rodrigo Tajonar, Corporate Affairs Director for Axalta Latin America, Eduardo Carrera, CEO DUMAC, and Victor Bedoy, Education Director of UDG.
The teachers now need to complete different tasks related to the themes covered in the program in order to fulfill the 40 hours needed to obtain the official certification from UDG and the Tlalnepantla Municipality. This training complements the courses that the teachers from the State of Mexico have received on relevant topics such as English and computer skills, which encourages them to maximize their educational abilities, inside and outside the classroom.
With this program, Axalta and Ducks Unlimited Mexico reinforce their commitment to the sustainability and education, establishing the foundations for future collaborations with Tlalnepantla Municipality, focused on improving the environment of the communities where we operate.
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