"This new call serves to make visible and recognize the projects and pedagogical experiences that educational centers, both public and concerted, are developing with admirable professionalism in this area," said the head of Education.

These awards, organized by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, they recognize every year fifteen educational experiences of centers held with public funds aimed at sensitizing, raising awareness, developing the critical spirit and encouraging the active participation of students in the achievement of a global and solidary citizenship, and committed to the eradication of poverty and its causes and with human and sustainable development.

Ministry of Education and Vocational TrainingIn this edition, the prize went to fifteen schools in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Valencian Community, Galicia, Community of Madrid, Community of Navarra and Principality of Asturias. "In short, the practices of the different educational centers that we recognize today confirm us the transformative potential of public education and how necessary it is to create a citizenship that exercises its freedom and its commitment to others," said the minister.

During her speech, Isabel Celaá stressed the role of the school to face the challenges that threaten us today, such as the eradication of poverty, climate change or authoritarian drifts. "Young people must know the world in which they live through school and develop the capacity for analysis and critical sense in the face of inequality, poverty and exclusion, because they are the breeding ground for malaise and social conflict that a citizen democratic cannot tolerate, "he added.

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