In a press release, the OEI announced on Tuesday that among 200 candidates from 14 countries, it selected CaféLab, Ecofusion, and Pedagogy Without Limits as the best for “Innovation and the SDGs in educational centers.”
CaféLab, developed by the Municipal Montessori Educational Institution-San Francisco Headquarters in Pitalito, Huila, Colombia, won first place. The project aims to take advantage of the waste generated by coffee production to promote entrepreneurship and reduce pollution.
The second prize has gone in an equal state to two projects: Ecofusion from Uruguay and Pedagogy Without Limits from Ecuador.
The jury has awarded special mentions to other projects from Cuba, Spain, Honduras, and Peru.
The awards recognize the efforts of schools in the region to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.
This edition awarded 10,000 Euros for the first place and 5,000 euros for each project in second place.