BELIEVING IN OUR COMMUNITIES MEANS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN CREATING PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES THAT PROMOTE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

In less than two years, the Extracurricular Talent Center, sponsored by ALFA Foundation, has tripled its capacity, extending its benefits to 560 students in its three centers located in Monterrey. Students receive free extracurricular support through an innovative educational model that encourages research, the use of computers, laboratory practices, and the development of oral and written communication skills in Spanish and ESPAÑOL.

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS

VOLUNTEER WORK

In 2014, 1,062 of ALFA’s employees volunteered for 3,847 man-hours in their communities, carrying out activities such as talks about ecology, nutrition, values, entrepreneurial training and protocols for acting in a contingency.

SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

Almost 20,000 students have benefited from support given to 128 schools, including donations of computer equipment and construction materials, in addition to cleaning and painting classrooms and sports facilities and donating water saving devices.

SUPPORT FOR INSTITUTIONS

ALFA supported 171 social institutions throughout the year. One example was Sigma’s donation of 1,011 metric tons of products to the Mexican Food Bank, benefiting 22,960 families. Also, the collection of 10 metric tons of canned goods and sanitary supplies from employees at Sigma, Alestra and ALFA Corporate Offices, to be sent to families whose homes were affected by hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur.

key figures

2013 2014

Extracurricular Talent Center

> Centers13
> Class-hours given3,04015,040
> Students200560
> Teachers1335

ALFA Planetarium

>Number of events3422
> Workshops1611
> Conferences45
> Exhibits56
> Number of attendees 327,000305,000
> Schoolchildren97,000104,000

2013 2014
> Schools supported168128
> Students benefited17,01019,378
> Charitable institutions supported146171
> Volunteers1,1061,062
> Man-hours of volunteer time5,4463,847
> Total contributions (U.S. $)231,142259,479