The AccorHotels teams in Mexico have been supporting the NGO TECHO for over 10 years. This charity, present in more than 20 Latin American countries, aims to overcome the situation of extreme poverty in which thousands of people from precarious communities live, through the joint action of the residents and young TECHO volunteers.
Its goal is to enable as many people as possible to develop their capabilities and fully exercise their rights by strongly involving and empowering the beneficiaries.
It was to this end that the AccorHotels Mexico teams wanted to participate in 2015 in the implementation of professional support programs in 10 communities across the country. Sharing their experience and skills, welcoming the communities in AccorHotels establishments, taking part in building homes for the most disadvantaged residents of the assisted communities, coaching... the involvement of AccorHotels employees in this project is many-pronged!
And although the goal of this commitment was to bring maximum added value to the programs carried out by TECHO and to share their business expertise, the employees who have met the beneficiary communities have also been "transformed". Get to meet some of them:
Teofila Hernandez Reyes (Cook A, Novotel Mexico City Santa Fe)
“In the conversation that I offered to the Community inhabitants, I could share with them the experiences that I have had through so many years in the Hotel, I was very glad that they were interested in the conversation and they were making questions, I remember this experience with a lot of participation, but principally I’m satisfied with the interest of the persons. Initially it would be only 20 minutes but we spent an hour, we had breakfast all together and many ideas were shared. I would like to continue sharing my experience and what I do.”
Beatriz Monroy Galvan (Food & Beverage Manager, Novotel Mexico City Santa Fe)
“Participating with TECHO has left a very deep mark in me, personally, it is about help and see the happiness of a Community on having worked all together to construct their home and/or Community Centre, for their future. Watching the happiness of the excited children because they will have a home, it is to be able to offer them hope and quality of life, it is to give what every human being needs: affection and love for each other”.
Laura Luz Jimenez Ayala (Talent & Culture Manager, Novotel Mexico City Santa Fe)
“It is a very valuable gesture and a great recognition from the part of TECHO and AccorHotels México, to grant us the opportunity to share and interact with women full of dreams, energy and value to support their families everyday, with an authentic desire to develop their potential and as consequence to manage to transform their lives, their families and their community. I’m proud of having participated in this so significant project and to share for what I expect it will be the seed of a better future for our communities”.
Ana Laura Rodríguez M. (Executive Assistant, AccorHotels Mexico, Central America & Caribbean
“I’ve been working with TECHO since the beginning of our partnership, back in 2008, and I’m always very proud of them. I really think they work hard, voluntary and selflessly aiming to achieve the progress of communities in need. I try to keep our partnership moving, helping organizing and coordinating the activities between TECHO and AccorHotels.”