Educating for the future - Up Mission | Power up | Switch up
Our educational projects go further than our goal of promoting energy efficiency and more sustainable energy consumption habits in schools, as well as in the students’ families and their community.
Missão UP | Unidos pelo Planeta (UP Mission | United by the Planet) is an educational project on energy efficiency that we have developed since 2010. This project is aimed at Primary School students, aged between six and 10 years, as well as their teachers, guardians and parents.
Over the past seven school years, we have taught more than 3,000 energy classes, which in turn have impacted more than one million students.
Following this success, we decided to extend the programme to the secondary education students by creating the project Power UP.
Addressing issues such as energy sources, sustainable mobility, energy footprint and energy-related careers, schools receive play-based educational visits that aim to contribute to changing behaviours towards a more efficient energy consumption.
On the other hand, support materials are made available on the online platform, allowing to relate the various topics to the curricular programs and to discuss them in a familiar environment, in a coherent and fun way.
In 2017, another innovative project was launched: Switch UP, which is aimed at secondary and vocational education students. This programme promotes entrepreneurship by creating Clubs in secondary schools throughout the country, for developing projects that promote local community engagement projects and the sharing of ideas and activities about energy efficiency. The program seeks to encourage accountability of young people and to enhance their project management abilities. With a logic of stimulus to creating start-ups and generating future employment.
Our Galp educational projects were acknowledged in 2016 by the Energy Globe Awards. This is the most prestigious environmental award and distinguishes regional, national and global projects that focus on the preservation of resources or use renewable or emission-free energy sources.