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Delphinus and the Quintana Roo State Department of Education and Culture jointly present the Educational Encounters with Dolphins Program

Submitted by: DTS, S.C.

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Academia

Posted: Jul 03, 2007 – 07:56 PM EST

 

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Jul. 03 /CSRwire/ - During an event held on June 28 at the Hotel Dreams Cancún, Via Delphi Group’s Delphinus and the Quintana Roo State Department of Education and Culture, announced the results and new projects of their Educational Encounters with Dolphins Program for the school year 2007-2008.

Throughout the last 17 years, Via Delphi Group has provided free learning experiences for more than 12,000 public school students in this state and for organizations involved in the care of handicapped or terminally ill children. During the last school year alone, more than 1200 children from the southern region of Quintana Roo visited the Delphinus Costa Maya facility.

All through an event held in front of a group of contributors, friends and the media, Delphinus together with Professor Eduardo Patron Azueta the Undersecretary of Education and Culture for the Northern District representing the Secretary of Education and Culture, Professor Guadalupe Novelo, confirmed its commitment to follow through on projects involving the children of Quintana Roo. Their commitment includes:

1) Hosting up to 40 children every week from public schools located in the interior of the state and southern Solidaridad at Delphinus Xel-Ha throughout the 2007-2008 school year.

2) Hosting up to 40 children every week from public schools in the northern municipalities of the state: Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Cozumel and Solidaridad, at Delphinus Xcaret throughout the 2007-2008 school year.

3) Hosting up to 40 children every week from public schools throughout the state, especially schools that are located in predominantly Mayan rural areas and poorer counties.

4) A special incentive program meant to help students achieve learning excellence, every month 20 children with an average above 9.8 will receive VIP passes to swim with the Dolphins at Delphinus Riviera Maya.

5) These programs will be temporarily suspended during the peak tourist season which coincides with the official school vacation calendar established by the Department of Education.

6) With these programs programs and Delphinus hopes to encourage at least 1900 children to study hard during the 2007-2008 school year.

"A responsible corporation participates in and considers the needs of the community around it. At Via Delphi we believe that when children are given the proper opportunities they not only achieve success but through peer pressure they also motivate their friends to aim for higher goals. That is why we are convinced that by rewarding excellence and providing marvelous experiences we are stimulating young children to have goals and ambition. Mexico needs children who want to study and improve themselves.

Through this event ceremony we are confirming our commitment to help the Quintana Roo State Department of Education and Culture improve all its learning projects and make even more children happy by providing better school facilities for students and teachers so that the children may grow up into productive citizens", declared Lic. Francisco Cordova Lira, Managing Director of the Via Delphi Group.

The Undersecretary of Education and Culture for the Northern District, Eduardo Patrón Azueta, had this to say "We wish to thank via Delphi for the invaluable help they have always provided to education. I believe it is important to reaffirm our support for the Quintana Roo State Department of Education and Culture so that such programs may continue to motivate students. This program keeps all its commitments, the connection of public schools with dolphins is not only an educational tool, it also serves to motivate awareness.
We wish to thank the Via Delphi Group and its Managing Director Mr. Francisco Cordova lira Than who is always ready to participate in any activity that involves educational, cultural and social improvement for underprivileged children.”

During the presentation, 12 children winners of the Children's Knowledge Olympiad were given the opportunity to experience dolphins up close at the Delphinus Dreams facility in Cancún.

Speaking for the other students, young César Augusto Sierra Cambranis, said "I would like to thank everyone involved for giving us this wonderful opportunity, it is every child's dream to swim with dolphins and today it was our time to see a dream come true. Anyone can do this, all we have to do is study hard and learn as much as possible. It's only a matter of studying hard. I would also like to thank our parents who love and support us, without them we wouldn't be here. I would also like to thank the authorities and Via Delphi, this is a wonderful prize and very motivating to continue with our efforts and learn even more so that we can get better grades and become better citizens. Thank you!"

In this way, Delphinus supports the State Educational System and helps students to improve themselves. Delphinus is now the largest provider of dolphin encounters in the Mexican Caribbean with five locations in operation and a sixth due shortly in Cozumel. From its vantage position Delphinus is eager and able to make a difference by contributing to forming new leaders in Quintana Roo and Mexico.

For more information, please contact:

Miguel Canseco Delphinus by Via Delphi
Phone: (52) 998 8981900

 

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