See better to learn better in San Miguel
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez distributed 847 pairs of glasses and frames, five wheelchairs, 10 bicycles and five sets of audio books to students from public schools in San Miguel de Allende.
Federal, state and local authorities gathered in San Miguel to hand out glasses to students from public primary and secondary schools. The glasses come from the federal program Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor (See Well to Learn Better), managed by the Secretariat of Public Education, which administers financial resources donated by the private sector as well as those provided from different states. Those resources are invested in programs aimed to improve the vision of students enrolled in public schools. This program was launched in order to decrease the school dropout rate.
Jorge Machado, director of the program, said that the students who receive this benefit will remain in school, closer to learning and further from crime, because when they learn they can have access to a better quality of life. “A pair of lenses and frames can make a difference,” commented Machado. Mayor Mauricio Trejo remarked that his administration has earmarked more than four million pesos to support education in the city.
Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez commented that this kind of program would not be possible without the help of the private sector. The entrepreneur Juan Manuel Campos Mendoza donated 150 bicycles to students who are at risk of dropping out of school because they do not have transportation. At this event, held at the Plaza Cívica, 10 bicycles were handed over to San Miguel students, five kindergarten students who have difficulty walking received wheelchairs, and five more children with impaired vision received packets of audio books.