Education and Knowledge

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

Education Projects are essentially about promoting access to inclusive and quality education and 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 the Galp Foundation promotes and implements its initiatives.

The focus of the developed projects is based on the challenges of sustainability, posed by the energy needs and preservation of the Planet, where it is intended to recognize the merit, of students and teachers, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Galp Educational Movement


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The Galp Social Educational Movement challenges students and teachers to present sustainable solutions for the problems they find in their communities. We go to the schools, raise awareness for themes based on the Sustainability of the Planet and the Sustainable Development Goals and we grant the opportunity for the teams to present their projects and see their work funded.

From primary schools to secondary schools, the teams may have the opportunity to present and finance their project through Galp Energy Bootcamp, an event which gathers all the teams of the Galp Educational Movement in a day to celebrate Sustainability and the good ideas for the Planet. 
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Global Teacher Prize

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 to its second 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.
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Energy Bootcamp

Galp Energy Bootcamp is an event that annually brings together more than 200 students and teachers from the Portuguese school community who participate in the Galp Educational Movement and gives them the stage to present their most sustainable ideas.
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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.

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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.

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