Agreement signed with Scientia Private Foundation to promote “Girls First” initiative by First Lego League in Spain

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On Monday, 18 November, the President of the Scientia Private Foundation, Ricard Huguet, and the Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, signed a partnership agreement to launch the “Girls First” initiative as part of the First Lego League in Spain.

First Lego League in Spain is an international programme that fosters science and technology for young people through the values of innovation, creativity and teamwork, and is aimed at encouraging careers in the field of science and technology.

Against this backdrop, the “Girls First” initiative encourages STEM careers for girls aged 4-18 through grants issued to schools aimed at fostering female talent in these disciplines, raising their profile and awakening confidence in their own skills.

The partnership between the Scientia Private Foundation and the Naturgy Foundation will enable 8 teams of girls aged 10-16 to take part in the event. The 8 participating teams will have the opportunity to focus their projects on the field of energy and, more specifically, on projects about new energy technologies applied to cities of the future. In order for the girls to be able to develop their projects successfully, the Naturgy Foundation will offer them specialised technical training sessions and support through mentors.

The Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, expressed her satisfaction with the participation in this programme. “We are proud to contribute to the identification of talent and encouragement of STEM careers for girls at decisive ages for their academic and professional future. The energy sector will need to tackle major challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Through initiatives like Girls First, we seek to guarantee female contributions towards finding future solutions capable of ensuring a new more reliable, technological and environmentally friendly energy system”.