Life is Better When You Dance

I want to say thank you for the amazing opportunity I had to participate in the 2016 Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP) trip to New Delhi, India. I’m so proud to work for a company that is really engaged with the community and has good values.

During my two weeks in New Delhi I had the opportunity to bond with eleven exceptional fellow Celanese employees from around the world and learn about their experiences, culture and beliefs. The Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS) staff’s hospitality made New Delhi feel like home. Each day we learned together about the Indian culture, religion and education.

My assignment in New Delhi consisted of teaching English and mathematics to children between 9-15 years old. I also had the opportunity to teach salsa dancing! Even though the goal was for me to teach, I learned so much from these sweet children, such as:

The last day of the program was the most difficult for me and it broke my heart that this would be the last time I would see them again. I wanted to take these sweet children home with me.

One small boy, Sunil, asked when I would return. I replied that I was not sure if I would ever have the opportunity to return to New Delhi but, I reassured him our amazing memories and positive interaction would last a lifetime. Everyone I met on this trip will always be a part of me, in every place, every moment and in every good action.

I will always be grateful and proud to have been part of CIIP; this was an awesome life-changing experience. I can proudly say we achieved our objective—giving back to the community!

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of 11 blogs by Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP) team members who served for two weeks in New Delhi, India.

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Reyna Martínez is the control inventory specialist at Cangrejera Marine Terminal, Mexico Celanese. She believes everything we do should be done with love and passion and make a positive change in this world. She describes herself as a cheerful person and is a soccer lover.

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  1. Cecilia Tehrani says:

    Reyna, I am sure that it was an amazing experience for you and the rest of the group but I am sure that you made it better for everyone with your always welcoming and friendly smile. I am so happy that you got to live this with Celanese.

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