- Program for rescue and relocation of wildlife is brought into the classrooms in Moín
- Meco Foundation and CSR implement strengthening of inclusive education
Costa Rica. In August 2014 Constructora MECO began the Route 257 project, opening 2.1 kilometers of road for the passage of cargo transport equipment and heavy machinery to the Moín Container Terminal (TCM).
With the start of the project, not only the protocols for environmental management were launched, such as wildlife rescue, trees transplant, environmental monitoring and construction of wildlife air and subways, but also the community Moín has benefited. Among the projects, there is an improved school infrastructure, environmental awareness activities and inclusion of people with disabilities through the social work done by Meco and Meco Foundation.
Route 257 Project. The Department of Environmental Management at Meco and the company Tecnoambiente (Regents of the project), were responsible for delivering lectures to all students and teachers of Moín school. With this, they achieved that children were able to identify themselves with the environmental topics, specifically with the flora and fauna rescued from Route 257, a practice that aims to minimize the project impact.
In this way, during the logging period more than 321 individuals, from five groups of vertebrate fauna were resettled. 100 trees were transplanted to another area of the farm; some of which are up to 70 meters high.
Through exhibitions and tours, students and faculty of Moín and Liverpool Schools became environmentally aware during this experience that fostered them towards biodiversity friendly practices.
Infrastructure Improvement. Moín School was benefited with a new face. The work was ready in January, and included external and internal painting in the institution, improvement to restrooms, adapting one for disabled users, and the construction of a new 18m2 storage.
For the success of this work we recognize the importance of our volunteer team, consisting of administrative staff from San José and from the area, which were responsible for cleaning and organization tasks after the work was finished. They also and drew from the institution many damaged items that had accumulated over the years.
Inclusion in the community. Among the objectives to approach the community of Moín there was also a space last March 6th, to encourage students on leadership, solidarity and respect for diversity with peers.
In this line, Meco Foundation and the Management of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implement the Program for strengthening Inclusive Education, which aims to develop action strategies that allow the educational community of Moín to improve their quality of life through more inclusive and respectful attitudes and practices towards differences.
The Foundation was responsible for providing workshops where parents, administrators and teachers participated in the awareness of a culture of inclusion.
The activities proved to be a space for participants to become aware of what their contribution and impact of their behavior in the group was, and how to use effective communication, trust, and respect for this population.
Among the activities, the artistic participation of boys and girls excelled. The final work, this range of ideas from students, was reflected in an “inclusion mural “, directed by artist William Fournier, which will now embellish a wall of the institution.
Road Safety. Following this program to support the community of Route 257, the Meco OHS department will facilitate training to all students and faculty of the School of Moín on safety measures that must be implemented due to the increasing light and heavy vehicles circulating in this community for the construction of the Container Terminal in Moín.