More than 16,800 schoolchildren from all over Spain take part in educational activities organised by Naturgy Foundation during 2018/2019 school year

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More than 16,800 schoolchildren from all over Spain have taken part in the educational activities organised by the Naturgy Foundation during the 2018/2019 school year.

The education offer, which is permanently available, seeks to convey values linked to changing our energy model, looking after the environment and responsible energy consumption through teaching resources that encourage younger generations to learn technology skills.

The Naturgy Foundation’s education programme offers clear and transparent content related to energy in the field of STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), adapting it to all schooling levels based on experience-based and innovative teaching ideas. This programme, which the company’s foundation has been promoting since 2012, is backed by recognised institutions in the education and research sector, such as the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Education and Research Council of the Regional Government of Madrid and the Barcelona Education Consortium, as well as recognition from the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC), the Madri+D Foundation and the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha.

During the 2018/2019 school year, the Naturgy Foundation has strengthened its education programme by expanding it to cover all of Spain via a touring initiative. As in previous years, the offer included a wide range of ideas aimed at the education community, both in and outside the classroom, as well as ongoing training for teachers and third sector managers.

The 2030 Agenda approved by the United Nations General Assembly quotes quality education and access to safe and sustainable energy as key strategic factors for global development and compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Against this backdrop, the Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, expressed the desire to continue promoting an education programme that enables children to acquire technological skills from a young age, and especially girls, as one of the main action lines aiming to increase the number of people seeking a career in the energy sector. “Our roadmap sets a firm commitment to offering specialised and objective knowledge in the field of energy to our future generations. We have a duty to inspire these young people in order to attract their talent and invite them to become aware of the complex future challenge we will need to overcome if we wish to expedite the transition to a new, more reliable, more technological and more environmentally-friendly energy system.”