First Sustainable School Opened in Mazatlán
Mazatlán, México. October 2, 2018 – The El Cid Foundation has two very important goals, to improve the lives of those who live in the community and to create awareness of the importance of ecological preservation. Based in Mazatlán, México El Cid Resorts provides luxury vacation options for their guests. Helping improve the quality of life in the community leads to happier residents, this of course helps build a culture of respect and mindfulness, in the hope that this generation will help carry on with the important efforts to preserve the environment for generations to come, for both local residents and vacationers. Education is a vital component and something that the El Cid Foundation strives to work to improve the available opportunities. For that, two schools have been built in Mazatlán to help increase the amount of classrooms available, so more students can attend school and received a proper education.
The newest elementary school opened on August 20, 2019, for the 2018-2019 school year, being the inaugural year. The school boasts some very unique features, which correctly categorize it as a sustainable school.
- The complex is solar powered. A complete solar panel system has been installed and the school exclusively operates on its own power system.
- An on-site garden and orchard help teach children the importance of hydro culture, a method of growing plants through minerals in water without soil.
- Recycling systems are in place, to re-use materials. Recycled waste is correctly treated and also a sewage treatment plant to treat all created waste.
- To avoid additional unneeded waste, classrooms are equipped with the newest technologies providing students an interactive and clean environment.
These newly implemented programs are unique to Mazatlán and México as well. Projects like these, help create a culture that understands the importance of recycling, energy usage, and creates awareness of the environments and to choose to be responsible.
In addition to the elementary education programs, the El Cid Foundation has educational programs for adults. Each year many grants are provided to El Cid employees to help them complete their education, if they were unable to in earlier years. Also, the grants were established to help individuals complete a degree program, so that they can advance their careers and open new opportunities for them in the work field. For those working and who want to finish their education or degrees with a family, the foundation also assists with the purchase of uniforms, materials and supplies needed to help the student achieve their goals.
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Experience the vacation of your dreams at El Cid Resorts, where authentic Mexican hospitality sets the stage for an extraordinary escape. Select from three vibrant destinations – Mazatlán, Riviera Maya and Cozumel - each featuring oceanfront accommodations, indulgent spa services and warm friendly service. Enjoy breathtaking Pacific Ocean sunsets and world-class golf courses at our El Cid Mazatlán Resorts. Dive the mysterious Mayan underground rivers at El Cid Resort in Cozumel where you’ll find some of the most beautiful cave and cavern (“cenote”) diving in the world, or snorkel the sparkling Caribbean waters of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa Beach Resort, a pristine threshold on the quieter side of Cancún/Riviera Maya. Whether in search of a México family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, El Cid Resorts provides memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences. For more information, please see: http://www.elcid.com
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