The Naturgy Foundation has started visiting education centres in Catalonia with the Efigy Education programme, an innovative initiative which introduces over 7,500 students to the most current knowledge about new energy technology such as renewable gas and its role in the circular economy, and the transition towards a more sustainable energy system.
From today until Wednesday, the Naturgy Foundation teachers visit the Josep Montserrat, Rocafonda and Cirera education centres in Mataró, where around 500 primary school students will participate in workshops about energy.
The travelling programme, which will run throughout the school year, aims to educate 20,000 school students in over 100 towns across Spain. In Catalonia, over 7,500 children will participate in almost 300 activities that will be held throughout the year in schools in Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Cornellà de Llobregat, Terrassa, Sant Cugat, Rubí, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Manresa, Tarragona, Valls, Lleida and Girona, as well as in Mataró.
Efigy Education completes the education offer that the Naturgy Foundation initiated in 2012. This new initiative, which combines all of the institution’s educational resources, will make it easier for new generations to understand key aspects of energy, so they can contribute to the future sustainability of the planet.
The managing director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, stated: “It is the foundation's duty to inspire the youngest generations so they are aware of the complex challenges we are facing regarding energy.” “As a society we require all kinds of talent to accelerate the transition towards a new energy system that is more reliable, technological and environmentally friendly, and with Efigy Education we want to contribute to that with the tools we have,” she said.
Free educational activities that run throughout the school year
The training programme, delivered by specialist teachers at the schools, is free and will run throughout the school year. Efigy Education will provide content about energy in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines to promote technological professions from a very early age.
This initiative will breathe a new lease of life into the Naturgy Foundation's educational activity. Since 2012, its range of activities has received recognition and collaboration from leading 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, the Barcelona Education Consortium, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Madri+D Foundation.