The Minister of Education, Professor Idel Vexler, awarded the "Allies for Education 2017" to 52 private organizations that promote projects aligned to public education policies in favor of thousands of students in the country.
He mentioned that these projects are aimed at improving the educational infrastructure, strengthening management of the schools, strengthen the learning and the revaluation of the teachers. By highlighting that these initiatives are helping to reduce the huge educational gaps, he urged more companies to join the network of Allies for Education.
On behalf of the country's students, he thanked the organizations for their ongoing support and highlighted the need for the public and private sectors to work together in order to provide quality, equitable and inclusive education shaping healthy people of mind, body and spirit on the basis of values based teaching. "When the supreme goal is the education of children, everything must unite us and nothing should owe us divide, "he said.
In turn, and on behalf of the private organizations, Elizabeth Galdo, Director of the Foundation Telefónica del Perú, noted that the alliance of all fronts is necessary to ensure an education of quality that adapts to the constant social changes and the demands of the market, and that promote innovation, creativity and training. "It is necessary that companies keep adding up efforts for education to build a better Peru, " she said.
In a special ceremony held yesterday [Dec 5, 2017] at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education (Minedu), 23 private organizations were recognized in the category of Sustainable Cooperation for work developed through medium and long-term actions to Benefit educational quality. Likewise, another 15 were awarded in the Specific Cooperation category, which recognizes the development of short-term actions.
In the Emergency Cooperation category, 10 organizations stood out for the support given to the educational sector during various natural disasters, mainly due to El Niño Costero phenomenon. In addition, four honorable mentions were delivered.
In the category of Sustainable Cooperation, the recognition was given to the Banco de Credito del Peru and BCP Patronage, Antamina Mining Company, Natura Cosméticos, Telefónica and Fundación Telefónica, Peruvian Institute of Business Action (IPAE), Energy Network of Peru, Cisco Peru, Arca Continental Lindley, IBM of Peru, Entrepreneurs for Education, Ama Edu !, Center for Development and Self-Management DYA, Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE), Civil Association Prorural and Foundation Dispurse.
To these institutions are also added the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, the National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration, the Superintendency of Banking and Insurance of Peru, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), Global Affairs Canada, the Population of the United Nations (UNFPA), the Peace Corps and the United States Embassy.
In the Specific Cooperation category, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, GM International, Faber-Castell, Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute-Cusco, SK Telecom Korea, Minera Yanacocha, CMS Grau Abogados, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Peru 2021, Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas, Petroperú, Municipality of Santiago de Surco, Samsung Electronics Peru, National Program of Solidarity Assistance-Pension 65 and Ministry of Culture.
In the category of Emergency Cooperation, Engie Energía Perú, Tecnológica de Alimentos-TASA, Galdiaz Group, Save the Children Peru, Plan International Peru, Care Peru, Teach Peru, TECHO, Pizzarotti Foundation and the United Nations Fund for Children (Unicef).
This year, the honorable mentions were for the Telecommunications Investment Fund (Fitel), National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Organization of United Nations for Education, Science and Culture (Unesco)