BHP partners with Mexico ministry of education
BHP Petroleum has formed an alliance with Enseña por Mexico (EPM) and the Ministry of Education of the state government of Tamaulipas (SET), aimed at improving education for the children in Tamaulipas by providing high-quality training to local teachers.
In addition to providing quality education, the alliance aims to share innovative practices and academic strategies, as well as the construction of collective learning spaces for teachers and administrators, which will better enable educational opportunities for the students in the southern region of the state and their community.
“BHP is committed to supporting communities and forging long-term relationships in Mexico, said Geraldine Slattery, president, Operations Petroleum said. “We are proud to be a part of this alliance and do our part in improving educational access and opportunities for students in Tamaulipas.”
EPM, a non-profit organization that attracts top professional talent committed to working to resolve educational inequity, developed a program to directly impact the educational and social field of students in Basic and Upper Middle Education through the teacher training: Proyecto Nuevo Maestro.
“This alliance is fundamental for the systemic change that we want to see in Tamaulipas. The work we do together with the educational communities: students, teachers and parents; it would not be possible without the commitment of our allies BHP and SET,” Erik Ramírez Ruíz, founder of Enseña por México and Proyecto Nuevo Maestro said.
The program was prepared to launch in schools in February, but because of the covid-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, EPM adapted their approach and instead held virtual induction sessions with the participation of more than 130 teachers and directors from Tampico and Ciudad Madero who seek to improve the quality of life of the Tamaulipas communities through education.