Education Projects are essentially about promoting learning opportunities for all. It is with the mission of raising awareness and making the entire community responsible for the importance of education and citizenship that we promote and implement such initiatives.
The focus of the developed projects is based on the challenges of sustainability, posed by the necessity of preservation of our Planet, where it is intended to recognize the merit, of students and teachers, entrepreneurship and innovation.
From community to community, Future Up is an Educational Social Movement that relies on the action of children and young people, teachers, volunteers and partners, to bring real positive impact to society. We challenge everyone who wants to be part of the change to learn, to act, to teach and to participate actively in issues concerning sustainability, energy and the planet, bringing new ideas, new solutions and a new future ahead.
Considered by many to be the Nobel Prize for Teaching, the Global Teacher Prize is an initiative that rewards teachers for excellence in education. In Portugal the competition is now going in its third edition with the support of the Galp Foundation and will once again distinguish the Portuguese teacher who is elected as the best of the year with a prize of 30 thousand euros.
In Mozambique, the opportunity that a woman has to pursue her studies or to build a career still is extremely limited. Only 31% of girls move from primary to high school. 40% of these young women go through early pregnancies and 48% have premature marriages.
These data are the result of social and cultural pressures and the lack of resources in the contexts in which they operate.
Given this reality, Galp Foundation joins Girl Move on the definition and implementation of the Believe and Lead programmes.
Educate for the Future is a Galp Foundation initiative, in partnership with Helpo, which supports the development of education projects in Portugal, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea Bissau.
Helpo is an NGDO - Non-Governmental Development Organisation, which has been active since 2008 in the fields of education and nutrition, providing support to the most vulnerable populations in countries with low human development index.
The GALP Mentors Programme is a partnership between Galp Foundation and the EPIS Association - Entrepreneurs for Social Inclusion. The purpose of the programme is to support social inclusion projects through explanations and mentoring for students with difficult socio-economic backgrounds, providing on-going school support throughout the school year, and offering curricular placements for students of technical-professional courses.
About a quarter of the Portuguese population, 23%, are at risk of poverty or exclusion, those most affected are single-parent families and those with three or more dependent children. The Northern Region is one of the regions with the highest poverty rate in the country and in Europe, particularly in the communities located in the Douro. (*Sources: Eurostat, 2015 and 2017).
Promoting education is one of the most valid ways to reverse the cycle of social exclusion, a cause we share with Bagos d'Ouro Association share.
The partnership enables 145 children and young people to be monitored and receive school support and for their accomplishments to be recognised, by awarding them with social grants. This seeks to ensure that young people oppose their fate and build a path to success.
The Deaf Association of the Island of São Miguel and Rabo de Peixe’s Music School played together in a unique opening concert of the 6th edition of the Tremor Festival, a partnership with Galp Azores to pormote social inclusion through music.
The Ocean Talks consist in an exchange of ideas from several experts in the area of environmental and maritime life, whose goal is to deepen the knowledge about the ocean, so we can protect it.
In 2019, the 2nd edition of this event was held at the Museu do Mar, in Cascais, which promoted the discussion on the opportunities of the Portuguese Sea and the creation of value around the topic of the Oceans.