Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- A project in San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, was awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Minex- congratulated the organization Long Way Home Inc. for being selected as a winner of the 2023 edition of the Unesco-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development. On their social media X, formerly known as Twitter.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -Unesco- promotes this award for its “Hero School program.”
The program was implemented at the Centro Educativo Técnico Chixot in San Juan Comalapa, in Chimaltenango.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported, “The award recognizes the role of education in connecting the social, economic, cultural, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.”
Education in this field is essential to providing knowledge, skills, and values to address the interconnected global challenges. These include climate change, the loss of biodiversity, unsustainable resource use, and inequality.
Empowering the youth
The award-winning program also empowers students of all ages to take individual and collective action in caring for the planet.
Education for sustainable development is also a lifelong learning process and a vital part of a quality education that enhances the cognitive, socioeconomic, and behavioral learning process.
Unesco works to make education a fundamental and visible part of the international response in the fight against climate change.
The Government of Guatemala, through Minex, urges the public and other organizations to continue to submit successful projects in the country in the different categories awarded by Unesco.