Naturgy Foundation and Junior Achievement Foundation unite so secondary schoolchildren can learn to manage natural resources responsibly

  • More than 35 volunteers from the Naturgy Foundation will teach the “Managing my Energy” programme to more than 400 pupils in Madrid and Barcelona.

More than 35 volunteers from the Naturgy Foundation will train second- and third-year pupils in secondary education as part of the new “Managing my Energy” education programme that has been launched in partnership with the Junior Achievement Foundation.

This initiative seeks to help students learn how to manage natural resources by taking responsible decisions, thereby making them critical consumers with an ability to take decisions that protect the environment.

Over the course of four sessions based on play, reflection and a learning-by-doing approach, more than 400 pupils in Madrid and Barcelona will learn the importance of knowing how to manage natural and economic resources through the experience and knowledge in the energy sector of the volunteers from the Naturgy Foundation.

Individually and in groups, the pupils will analyse the need to take responsible decisions about their own spending, with an emphasis on energy spending, the need to save and responsible consumption. Using the materials prepared for this programme, they will also reflect on the repercussions of our actions on the environment.

The activities they will complete include a bill comprehension workshop so pupils can learn to plan their long-term finances by making commitments and therefore becoming informed and responsible consumers. They will also learn about the subsidised rate and will calculate the maximum amount of energy needed by a home based on the circumstances of each family.

The Naturgy Foundation and its mission to train

The “Managing my Energy” programme forms part of a series of education and information campaigns with which the Naturgy Foundation seeks to convey values on changing the energy model, conserving the environment and consuming energy responsibly. Since they were launched in 2012, almost 700,000 children and young people have taken part in these education initiatives aimed at schools of all levels, including online and classroom-based education resources, the Learning-Service Programme (APS) and touring experiences.

Set up by the power company in 1992, the Naturgy Foundation is also engaged in social action programmes both nationally and further afield, by influencing particular initiatives aimed at alleviating energy vulnerability.

About Junior Achievement 

Junior Achievement is one of the largest non-profit international organisations in the world for entrepreneurial education, financial education and career guidance. It develops programmes in more than 120 countries and in 30 languages, helping more than 10.5 million young people every year. Junior Achievement has been working in Spain since 2001 to enhance young talent and give young people the skills they need to successfully transition into employment. It currently runs its programmes at public, subsidised and private education centres in partnership with numerous companies and institutions. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Junior Achievement Spain taught a total of 2,912 programmes to help 35,614 pupils at education centres throughout Spain thanks to the support of more than 2,600 volunteers.