According to the OEI, which awards the award jointly with Spain’s Ministry of Education, two educational institutions from Mexico and this Iberian nation won the award in the category of projects already developed during the last school year 2021-2022. ,
Similarly, two centers in Argentina and Colombia received other recognitions, in a category that separates initiatives yet to be implemented during this 2022-2023 school year.
The awards, in their first edition, were called ‘SDGs in Education Hubs’, which seek to encourage hubs that creatively promote the knowledge and dissemination of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.
A jury composed of experts from both institutions selected the works from the mentioned countries, which would receive a prize of five thousand euros for the improvement and continuation of their projects in the classroom.
At a simple ceremony held in the capital, OEI Assistant Secretary-General Andres Delich highlighted the importance of recognizing educational work on the SDGs and “its transformative power in the classroom and the classroom environment”.
In his turn, Purifición Laquet, Deputy Director General for Territorial Cooperation and Educational Innovation of the Spanish Ministry of Education, stressed that the prize is an example of the universality of the 2030 Agenda, as well as the alignment of the signatory countries to promote prosperity. and protect the planet.
OEI Director of Education Tamara Diaz commented that the awards are part of the work that has been developed to promote the creation and implementation of the “Ibero-American Network of Educational Innovation and Research”.
In the category of initiatives already implemented in the 2021-2022 academic year, the project ‘Podcast of the SDGs: from research to action’ from the Lázaro Cárdenas Institute in Madrid, and the Pedro Garza Elementary School, won the award. from Mexico.
The winning projects, to be implemented in the 2022-2023 academic year, were the San Antonio de Padua Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and ‘Connecting Worlds’ from the Liceo Quayal in the city of Cali, Colombia. mgt/ft