2 FOREWORD Seven years after starting operations, Bécalos has become one of the most enthusiastic and successful private sector education initiatives in the country. It's a collaboration model among various actors in society who share a common hope - to improve the quality of education and thereby change Mexico. Today Bécalos is a concerted effort without precedent in Mexico and in the world. It continues working to support thousands of teachers and young people. It's clear to us that Mexico is more than able to put them into action so they transcend their present situations and drive the growth and vitality of future generations, making our country shine on the international stage. This has been possible thanks to each and every one of those who form part of this huge project: the founders of the program, the institutions and companies that have joined the project and have been active in its development, the federal government, local governments, the media who get the word out about the program's activities, everyone who says "yes, I wish to donate" at the ATMs, every Bécalos sponsor, and in general, all those who joyfully and faithfully share this vision of Mexico. Today Bécalos is a concerted effort without precedent in Mexico and in the world. It continues working to support thousands of teachers and young people This report is dedicated to them, and to all those who are part of this mass effort. It's not only a celebration of the achievements made over the course of seven years, but also an open invitation to the Mexican people to participate with even more resources, ideas, and creative actions for building an inclusive educational system of the highest standard. Javier Arrigunaga Gómez del Campo President, Asociación de Bancos de México Emilio Azcárraga Jean President, Fundación Televisa Alicia Lebrija Hirschfeld Executive President, Fundación Televisa
3 A FORCE like nothing in the world Academic and Educational Institutions Fundación Televisa Asociación de Bancos de México Banks and Financial Institutions Bécalos is the largest private sector education initiative in Mexico. Ministry of Public Education Millions of ATM Customers The generosity of millions of people and participating banks is at the heart of Bécalos in the form of voluntary donations. Internationally, there is no other program that brings together as many financial, social, private, academic, and government organizations. In 2013, Bécalos involved the interaction of more than 280 institutions, not counting the millions of people who donated to the program or the specific campuses. State Education Ministries Federal Ministries Donors at 27,000 Collection Boxes Sponsors Participating "Friend" Foundations Participating "Friend" Companies
4 WE ALSO WISH TO THANK: TO EACH COG IN THE WHEEL THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THIS GREAT ENGINE OF CHANGE to KEEP WORKING OVER TIME. The Companies that provided startup capital. Friends of Bécalos who donated resources. Public Authorities that support the program. Educational Institutions that seek excellence. The Media that informs the public about our project. The Teachers who train to work in the classroom. The Students who are determined in their studies. All of Mexico for fighting for a better country. At the heart of the Bécalos program are the voluntary donations made by millions of people at ATMs. The support of the Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) and participating banks that THANK YOU so generously offer the ATM network in order to carry out the transaction has been fundamental in the collection of those donations. But the support of banking institutions isn't limited to providing infrastructure. Each participating bank, the ABM, and Fundación Televisa all make separate contributions from their own funds, boosting the total of the amount collected. Bécalos currently has the backing of 30 banks and financial institutions. Apart from providing from its own resources, Fundación Televisa is also in charge of running the Bécalos program. It is the catalyst and meeting point for the efforts of companies and institutions that see education as the path to changing the future of Mexico.
5 200, , , , , ,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS , , ,952 87,829 66,022 43,683 24, total university scholarships graduates 191, will have 27,405 new scholars in
6 Total collected 2013 $196,234,989 BÉCALOS HAS CONTINUED TO GROW YEAR AFTER YEAR $ 82,443,946 $ 86,249,095 $ 99,235,322 $ 117,940,807 $ 123,288,887 $ 157,780,184 $ 193,085, % of funds collected go toward granting scholarships.
7 INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION THAT MULTIPLIES Our main sources of funds are: Donations made by bank customers through the ATM network. Contributions from the Asociación de Bancos de México, Fundación Televisa, and allied banks and financial institutions. Contributions from non-financial institutions working closely with the program, called Friends of Bécalos. As human beings, we all have the need to share. But often we don't know how. This is an extraordinary program to really fulfill those dreams we have of helping others and sharing. The more people we help the more we can change our society and help Mexico continue to grow. So do it and I'm sure that you'll find great satisfaction just like our scholars. Carlos Paniagua Bécalos Sponsor Collection boxes with the support of 23,707 volunteers. Bécalos sponsors. In the program's first six months running, we had sponsors whom we thank for their faith and generosity. We're confident that this donation option will see rapid growth in coming years. Thus, on September 1st we closed the collection cycle in order to determine how many students and teachers we'll be able to support in the coming school year. The money collected is deposited in a trust of the Asociación de Bancos and Fundación Televisa, operated by Banca Santander and audited by KPMG, who we thank for the donation of their services. For more information
8 Breakdown of Collected Funds Asociación de Bancos de México, Fundación Televisa, and institutional contributions from banks. Collection at ATMs Friends of Bécalos Bécalos Sponsors Total Funds Collected funds collected 2013 $80,303,632 $50,544,723 $59,677,936 $5,708,698 $196,234,989 share of total 40.92% 25.76% 30.41% 2.91% 100% COMMUNICATION THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE The annual fundraising campaign, marked by the opening of the ATM network, is from May 1st to August 31st. However, confirmation of the commitment of those already in the program and our search for new allies happens year-round. Teamwork breaks down the tasks and multiplies the results. total funds collected multiplication factor (ministry of public education, academic institutions, and state governments) total value of scholarships $1,056,259, $2,851,899,632 Fundraising is based on an extensive communication campaign worth more than 700 million pesos (53 million dollars) - the result of generous donations. That's why we are especially grateful for the donation of TV and radio air time, movie screen time, billboards, bus stops, and printed material, among other communication platforms donated by Grupo Televisa, Cinépolis, Cinemex, Fundación Acir, Postermedia, Equipamientos Urbanos, Imágenes y Muebles Urbanos, Clearchannel Outdoor, Vendor, and Servicios Profesionales de Impresión. Fundraising also takes place via social networks. We've reached 8,006 followers on Twitter and have grown from 14,306 to 53,082 on Facebook. And more keep joining... Considering the need to strengthen the education system in Mexico, we are determined to incorporate even more allies and keep Bécalos growing strong. For more information
9 HOW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED Each year organizations interested in obtaining the benefits of Bécalos are invited to apply. Throughout the year we also receive applications from various academic institutions, foundations, and educational authorities In order to grant funds to a determined institution, it's required that the institution also put forth an amount equal to that provided by Bécalos. However, we always look to go one step further and generate agreements with the greatest number of participants in order to increase the number of beneficiaries. The scholarships granted by Bécalos cover the entire course of studies. We establish a commitment with the teachers for the time that their course lasts and, in the case of students, until they finish their current educational level. Life has taught me that things don't just fall from the sky, and nothing is easy, but nothing is impossible, either, if you really have the will, the determination, the guts, and the support to make it happen. The experience of living in a small community in Michoacán where there is major insecurity no doubt makes you want to do something for your hometown, like create honest sources of employment. I'm thankful that life has put me in the right circumstances and has given me the motivation necessary to push me to build a brighter future. A PROGRAM IN CONSTANT GROWTH In 2006 Bécalos established collaboration agreements with just five institutions, while in the school year we worked with 64 different institutions, granting scholarships at 4,028 campuses. We expect to reach 75 participating institutions for the school year * Brayan Fonseca López Third semester in Bachelor institutions of Business Administration, unam. year
10 24,686 43,683 66, , , , Total Scholarship Recipients ,279 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS BY PROGRAM Inclusive, quality education to transform Mexico. category Teachers Students with Special Scholarships High School Students University Students TOTAL total scholarship recipients ,705 15,627 30,223 28, ,874 scholarship recipients to include in ,800 6,344 6,710 3,551 27,405 total 100,505 21,971 36,933 31, ,279 percentage of total 52% 11.49% 19.31% 16.66% 100%
11 16,144 23,328 37, total graduated scholarship recipients 134,859 gradu ation 58,539 79, , graduates in 2013 On May 30th we celebrated the fifth graduation of Bécalos scholars. Diego Luna was the keynote speaker for the class of ,200 young men and women from across the country representing the 7,657 young adults who had completed their level of studies with the support of Bécalos. For more information When I found out that I had received the scholarship I was so happy. When I told my parents, they looked so excited and their eyes filled with joy. They thanked God for putting angels on Earth to help us and congratulated me and told me to do my absolute best and study hard. I know that thanks to the scholarship I'll be able to move forward. I'll always be grateful for having been given this opportunity. THANK YOU!! Briana Marielly Canche Pool Bachelor in Math Instruction, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.
12 Total State Mexico grows with 1,514 Aguascalientes 3, ,140 4,504 Baja California Baja California Sur Campeche Chiapas 3,128 EDUCATION 6,243 2,863 Chihuahua Coahuila 4, ,510 1,870 26,551 6,385 Colima Federal District Durango State of México Guanajuato 6,243 2,863 2,494 5,623 5,122 1,776 1,655 4,466 5,378 3,035 8,381 3,834 3,558 3,546 1,219 4, ,380 2,312 14,398 Guerrero Hidalgo Jalisco Michoacán Morelos Nayarit Nuevo León Oaxaca Puebla Querétaro Quintana Roo San Luis Potosí Sinaloa Sonora Tabasco Tamaulipas Tlaxcala Veracruz 446 By the end of there will be 1,870 1,219 4,466 5, ,596 1,514 3,546 1,776 3,546 6,385 2,494 5,378 5,380 3,834 5,623 26, ,655 2,312 8,381 14, ,035 4,504 3,140 5,740 3,558 5,740 2,596 Yucatán Zacatecas 191, ,874 * *As of close of Total scholarship recipients throughout the country. For more information
13 programs HIGH SCHOOL UNIVERSITY SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS TEACHERS HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL Here we support high school students studying technical diplomas, technical degrees, and outstanding students at the unam, ipn, and some state universities. Necesito esta imagen en alta y grande, esta no da a este tamaño How are scholarships awarded? Academic institutions select the scholarship recipients and, using a database, Bécalos transfers each institution its portion to be combined with the school s contribution and delivered to the selected students. The only case of direct assignment is the program " Y tú por qué te becarías?" ("Why Do You Deserve a Scholarship?"), in which candidates are suggested in social networks and chosen based on majority of votes. Academic performance, socio-economic situation, and personal history are also taken into account. This year 500 scholarships were assigned this way. 40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 TOTAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AND GRADUATES 17,560 22,681 26,642 10,875 8,959 6,736 6,015 2,326 1, ,223 13, ,933 17, Teachers enroll in our programs and their studies are financed by Bécalos, state governments, and by the teachers themselves. total high school scholarships graduates
14 UNIVERSITY LEVEL At university level we favor students at technical universities as well as engineering, mathematics, and science students at state universities, unam, and ipn, while strengthening their international mobility programs. SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are also provided to children with parents in the armed forces, the navy, and federal police involved in high-risk operations. RECIPIENTS BY PROGRAM Total Total Middle School (children of soldiers in the armed forces, navy, and federal police) UNIVERSITY LEVEL Special Scholarships Middle School-High School Transition Scholarships 15,625 6,344 21,971 Foundations: Indigenous population, children of migrants, and homeless children UNAM & IPN Transition High School Level State and technical diplomas: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Yucatán, Zacatecas 30,223 6,710 36,933 Foundations: Indigenous population and homeless children 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 TOTAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AND GRADUATES 10,473 16,502 20,905 24,462 11,748 28,319 15,103 31,870 17,467 University Level UNAM & IPN Technological Universities Autonomous Universities: Baja California, Campeche, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Tabasco Excellence & Mobility Indigenous population, children of migrants, and homeless children 28,319 3,551 31,870 5,000 7,463 4, , total university scholarships graduates Teachers Teacher and Administrator Training Excellence & Mobility Total 89, ,874 10,800 27, , ,279
15 TEACHERS More than 100,000 teacher scholarships awarded 100,000 90,000 80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 BÉCALOS: TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING ,526 31,105 43,126 51,154 66,462 77, , , According to figures from the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) there are 782,947 preschool, elementary, and middle school teachers. This means that Bécalos has supported the equivalent of 12.84% of the nation s educational staff. average number of students per group 26 teachers trained by bécalos 100,505 scholarship recipients per graduating class 2,613,130 total students impacted by bécalos teachers 39,196,950
16 Knowing is one thing, knowing how to teach is another. CicerO Program Formando Formadores Allied Institutions Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Instituto Mexicano para la Excelencia Educativa Educational Opportunities Courses in: Project-oriented Learning Reading Standards and Tools for Effective, Cross-cutting Learning Educational Quality and Instructor Competences Leadership, Quality, and Administrative Competences Competences for Supervision and Educational Support Strategies for Effective Math Teaching Reading Competence: An Approach for Life and the Classroom Teachers Trained in the School Year , ,528 Meaningful Math Learning through PISA and ENLACE approaches for middle school 127 Developing Scientific Competence in the Classroom 147 Methodological Tools for Competence-based Education 396 Developing Learning Environments for Inclusive Education 166 Math & Science Academia Mexicana de Ciencias Science at your School (On-site or Distance Modes) 369 With more than 10,000 teachers to include during the school year there'll be over 100,000 public school teachers and administrators supported by Bécalos. Tecnologías educativas Ethics, Civic Responsibility, and Critical Thinking English Teachers Únete lania / valatec Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa Universidad Iberoamericana Villa Aprendizaje Worldfund British Council Basic IT Competences Instructor Competences in the Use of IT School and Community Más fuerte IAPE Hanover Teacher s Collaborative (iape tc) School Leadership Program (slp) 1,125 5, Total 13,474
17 AWARDING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING To build on the work we do with teachers the key to quality in education Bécalos offers support to the different states and pays part of the teacher scholarships directly to the academic institutions responsible for their training. This year, as part of the teacher training program Formando Formadores a joint effort with the Instituto Mexicano para la Excelencia Educativa and the itesm we sent a group of 70 of the best-performing teachers to a specialization course at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Over 682 teachers have received specialized training at summer courses like this in Spain. teacher conference As part of Formando Formadores, from October 19-20, 2012, 1,100 teachers took part in the 4th "Hay Talento 2012" Teacher Conference. The guiding theme was Management and Design of Learning Environments. As is tradition, there were internationally-renowned speakers like Gunter Pauli, Juan Carlos Navarrete, Magalys Ruiz, Tatiana Mosquera, and César Sáenz. There were also workshops on topics ranging from peace education to math with origami and robotics, fostering the exchange of knowledge and experience between our teachers. And so we continue sponsoring training and updating of teachers, with more than 4,400 already having participated in the four conferences. I really appreciate the fact that I can apply what I learned at the course at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid to my teaching practice and thus point my students in the right direction when it comes to solving problems in their daily lives and their education as a whole. I thank the Bécalos program for the chance to be here and to learn, to appreciate the details, and to share with everyone around me that there's a whole world ahead of us. Juan Manuel García Sánchez Teacher in Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán.
18 WE BELIEVE IN COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION Bécalos supports scholars so that they keep bettering themselves We know that the scholarship provides a huge boost to the recipients and in most cases determines whether they'll be able to continue studying. However, we want our scholars to have more knowledge and skills to increase their competitiveness for the next academic level, or to have better employment opportunities. In 2012 we started the Comunidad Bécalos program, which in its first year has meant: 21,234 English scholarships, in alliance with HSBC. 4,800 scholarships for the Department for Industrial Technological Education's (DGETI) robotics program. 1,500 scholarships for the Habilidades para éxito (Skills for Success) program. TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE I'm convinced that we all have the opportunity to better ourselves and that you'll see your efforts repaid by having the faith in me to give me this scholarship. With it I'll be able to help many more people. alejandro Zamarrón Banda Fifth semester nursing student at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. 98% of former scholarship recipients are interested in online English and complementary courses. Note that, as these are additional benefits for those already receiving scholarships, these scholarships are not included in the total number of 191,279 total recipients. Furthermore, thanks to the generous support of Universia/ Santander we recently launched the Bécalos Job Exchange, where we bring together various job placement efforts for Bécalos graduates. With this we hope to be able to increase not only the number of jobs obtained by our graduates, but also the quality.
19 the impact of bécalos We have an information and administration program on our scholars that allows us to perform a detailed follow-up on them as well as support the clear and transparent handling of funds. 88% of former scholarship recipients found a job in the first six months of their search. More than 18,500 of Bécalos scholars are interested in starting their own business. 78% of university graduates are employed. Of those, 71% are working in an area related to their major.
20 In 2013 we incorporated a new module to the system in order to have more quantitative and qualitative data on graduates. The system provides us with a clearer view of their profiles, grades, needs, and expectations. 8 out of every 10 of Bécalos scholars are the first in their family to earn a university degree. 88% are the child of parents who never finished a degree and only 19% have a sibling who has studied at university level. Over 58,000 young people wouldn't be studying if it wasn't for Bécalos. Without Bécalos, only 30 out of every 100 students continue to the next grade level with Bécalos that number jumps to 90 out of % of scholarship recipients would like to study a graduate degree. Bécalos teachers have impacted the educational quality of more than 39,000,000 students.
21 ASSESSMENT AND STRENGTH-BUILDING Apart from internal management indicators, throughout its eight years of operation, the program has been subject to various external assessments by prestigious institutions. Studies have also been performed to strengthen the operation of the program both as a whole and in specific areas. Among the institutions we've worked with for such purposes are: Valora Consultoría, the Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad, MIT Poverty Lab Mexico, Nodo Estrategia, and Microanalítica TRANSPARENCY AND INFORMATION GIVE US A SOLID FOUNDATION ON WHICH TO WORK. Once again the results of the audit of Bécalos' financial statements that KPMG conducts year after year were favorable. According to the report: In our opinion, the attached financial statements reasonably reflect, in all material aspects, the financial situation of the Bécalos Trust F/ at December 31, 2012 and 2011, as well as the activity that modified its equity and cash flows for the years ending on those dates, pursuant to ifrs. Even so, in a continuous effort to reinforce transparency in the management of the program, this year we created the Audit Subcommittee. We wish to thank Santander and KPMG for donating their trust management and auditing services, respectively. RA NSP ARENCY Trust is built through transparency. DO THE BANKS AND TELEVISA GET A TAX DEDUCTION USING MY DONATION? While Bécalos has the authorization of the Tax Administration System to issue tax-deductible receipts, both Grupo Televisa as well as contributing banks and corporations can only deduct funds that come from their own institutional budgets. Donations made by customers of the banks, sponsors, or those who donate through collection boxes may only be deducted by those people as individuals. For such purposes the corresponding receipt is issued upon request.
22 WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2014 Training even more teachers, and sending ever more young people to study at high school and university levels. We want to push them to reach their full potential and be drivers for change in Mexico.
23 WE'LL KEEP WORKING so that next year these stands are packed full of scholarship recipients once again
24 DIRECTORY Technical Committee Javier Arrigunaga Gómez del Campo President, Asociación de Bancos de México Alicia Lebrija Hirschfeld Executive President, Fundación Televisa Juan Carlos Jiménez Rojas General Director, Asociación de Bancos de México Nora Méndez López Education Director, Fundación Televisa Project Assessment Subcommittee Juan Carlos Jiménez Rojas General Director, Asociación de Bancos de México Miguel Ángel Laporta de Caso Director of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Mexico Andrés Albo Márquez Director of Social Engagement, Banamex José Miguel Domínguez Camacho Director of Press and Institutional Relations, Asociación de Bancos de México Nora Méndez López Education Director, Fundación Televisa Monserrat Jiménez Navia Bécalos Teachers Coordinator Marketing Subcommittee Diego Cosío Barto Executive Director of Marketing, Banamex Julio César Anaya Elizalde Corporate Image and Publicity Director, BBVA-Bancomer Gerardo Serrador Zarandona Executive Image and Publicity Director, Banco Santander Carla Juan Chelala General Director of Marketing, Banorte-Ixe Rubén Castañón Hernández Executive Director of Marketing, HSBC Elsa Mercado Centeno Institutional Communication and Public Relations Director, Scotiabank José Miguel Domínguez Camacho Director of Press and Institutional Relations, Asociación de Bancos de México Investment Subcommittee José Oriol Bosch Par Deputy General Director, J.P. Morgan Grupo Financiero Manuel Torres Barajas Director of Treasury, BBVA-Bancomer Jorge Arturo García Parés Money Market and Treasury Director, Banorte-Ixe Juan Mariano Cerezo Ruiz Director of Markets, Banco Ve por Más Gabriel Velasco Robles Director of Information and Analysis, Asociación de Bancos de México Audit Subcommittee José Manuel Canal H. Independent Auditor, Subcommittee Chair Gilberto Palacio Independent Auditor Jesús A. Serrano y Nava Independent Auditor Juan Carlos Jiménez Rojas General Director, Asociación de Bancos de México José Miguel Domínguez Director of Press and Institutional Relations, Asociación de Bancos de México Nora Méndez López Education Director, Fundación Televisa Ramón Delgado Montuoso Administrator of Bécalos Trust Jaime Víctor Torres Executive Trust Director, Banco Santander Pedro Salazar González Director of Business Trusts, Banco Santander Gabriel Romero García Deputy Director of Business Trusts, Banco Santander Operating Team Nora Méndez López Education Director, Fundación Televisa Monserrat Jiménez Navia Bécalos Teachers Fernanda Beaujean Rovirosa Bécalos University Adrián Santos Ruiz Bécalos High School Alfredo Araujo Luna Bécalos Complementary Programs Ramón Delgado Montuoso Administration Humberto Jacinto Ramón Information Systems Juan Pablo Rivero Accounting Supportz report 2013 General Coordination Karen Sobol and Nora Méndez Editorial Coordination Paulina Rocha Design Ricardo Salas & Frontespizio / Begoña Sáinz Text Rafael Muñoz Saldaña Photography David Mejía Velázquez and Francisco Kochen Printing Impresión Gráfica, Creatividad y Diseño Correction Adriana Cataño Vergara