EDP Renewables awards 90 Green Education grants to students across Spain, Portugal, Poland and Romania
EDPR’s Green Education program helps promote access to education for children from low-income families. Last November and December, 90 awards of up to €78,000 were awarded to children from areas where EDPR does business in Spain,Portugal, Poland and Romania. Given the increase in the number of applications received and the current economic climate, EDPR decided to double the number of grants for the third year running. The grants are awarded in accordance with the families’ per capita income and the students’ academic performance.
The program is largest in Spain,where 63 grants were awarded across the three autonomous communities where EDPR has a presence: Catalonia, Galicia and Andalusia. In Poland, in collaboration with the local governments of Bodzanow, Bulkowo, Golancz and Korsze municipalities, EDPR provided nine Green Education grants to young students there. The number of awards in Portugal was increased from nine to 14 and were awarded to children from the municipalities of Aljezur, Cinfães and Almodôvar in Portugal. Nine awards were also made to children in Romania.
“EDP Renewables’ commitment to society and future generations continues to grow and, accordingly, we continually seek initiatives to support,” said João Paulo Costeira, CEO of EDP Renewables Europe. “This year we received more applications than ever before which means we are already getting to work on the 2014 edition.”