CAMPECHE, Mexico, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a global provider of innovative money transfer services, today celebrated a $50,500 USD grant from the MoneyGram Foundation to nonprofit organization UNETE. The funds provide for the purchase and installation of a media laboratory at José María Morelos Elementary in Campeche. Additionally, the grant allows for teacher training and technology improvements in five schools located in Oaxaca, Coahuila, Mexico state and Morelos.
"The MoneyGram Foundation remains committed to the people of Mexico, having invested in educational programs for children every year since the Foundation was created," said Robert Burford, Senior Regional Director of MoneyGram for Mexico, who attended the celebration event. "This latest grant ensures that six schools will have 21st century technology and curriculum, which will prepare children for success in the future. UNETE's ongoing support and training for teachers maximizes the impact of our investment in these communities." Also in attendance was Fernando Pinaya Ruiz, Development Director of UNETE.
This is the second grant awarded to UNETE by the MoneyGram Foundation. A grant awarded in 2016 funded technology improvements to eight schools in Jalisco and Mexico state. Since being established in 2012, the MoneyGram Foundation has invested over $345,000 USD in children's education in Mexico.
About the MoneyGram Foundation
MoneyGram established the MoneyGram Foundation in 2012 to help children around the world access educational facilities and learning resources. Its mission is firmly rooted in the belief that education is at the center of better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment. The MoneyGram Foundation is focused on inspiring minds and improving lives and provides funds to deserving organizations with this mission in mind. For more information, visit moneygramfoundation.org.
About MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.
UNETE is a nonprofit organization with more than 16 years of experience helping to improve the quality of education in Mexico through the introduction of technology in teaching-learning processes.
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