Education and Knowledge

As a major driver of human development, education is a central pillar of Galp Foundation's strategy.

Global Teacher Prize Portugal

Regarded by many as the “Nobel Prize for Teaching”, the Global Teacher Prize is an initiative that rewards teachers that display works of excellence in education. In Portugal, with the support of Galp Foundation, the contest advances to its second edition and will once again recognise, with a prize of 30 thousand Euros, the best Portuguese teacher of the year.

UP Educational Projects

The UP Educational Projects are intended for primary and secondary school students, aiming to raise awareness throughout the entire school community about the development of an inclusive, collaborative and sustainable society.

The UP Projects are divided into:

  • Mission UP, aimed at students in the 1st grade of primary school
  • Power UP, aimed at students in the 2nd and 3rd grades of primary school
  • Switch UP, targeted at secondary school students

The programme culminates in the selection of 5 finalist projects from each UP project, which are presented at an Energy Boot Camp, where the winners are chosen by a panel of judges. The winning schools will receive funding for the implementation of their project, amounting to a prize between one thousand and seven thousand Euros, among other prizes.
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Educate for the Future

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.


GALP Mentors Programme

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.

In addition to this programme, Galp Foundation awards two three-year scholarships to two students from the municipalities of Sines and Matosinhos.

Every year, around 40 Galp employees take up the challenge and embrace the project, becoming mentors for young people in the 3rd grade, in the Lisbon region.

Created in 2006 by Portuguese businessmen and managers, EPIS chooses to promote social inclusion through Education. It develops projects that aim to combat school failure and drop-outs, with a particular focus on training at-risk young people attending the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade of school and spreading good management practices in schools.

In 2018/2019 our Mentors and EPIS facilitated the...

  • Support for 39 students
  • Involvement of 86 volunteers
  • Allocation of 8 internship grants
  • Donation of 4 social and merit-based scholarships

Serralves - Education for environmental culture and citizenship

Galp Foundation is a partner of the Serralves Foundation in the development of educational programmes that integrate Arts, Culture and Environment. With the belief that energy is the driving force that connects reflection and applies knowledge to practice, the programme reinforces the link between energy and the educational activities promoted by non-conventional educational methods.

According to a strategy based on the “Hands on/Minds on” concept, the main areas of this Project are translated into operations such as:

Experiment: activities aimed at the school community

Integrate: activities to promote social and intellectual inclusion.