Within the framework of the 1st Latin American Transformative Education Meeting that is taking place in Colombia, ENOVA received recognition from Ashoka for its work as a social entrepreneur and for its contribution to the innovation of Mexican education.
The event seeks to promote education and is based on the philosophy that all people must be recognized as generators of change; it also supports the promotion of entrepreneurial skills of children and youth, educators and other members of the education system.
Transformative education is not reduced to the acquisition of knowledge, but acquires a value in the face of the abilities and talents of each individual. Its objectives are the reduction of discrimination and violent attitudes, as well as greater competitiveness to enter universities and jobs, resulting in a salary increase and economic growth.
Jorge Camil, co-founder of ENOVA, was in charge of receiving the award at the Bogota National Museum, and there he spoke about the importance of being agents of change and continue with dreams in improving education.
“Everyone knows that education is what must be done, and we know that we must get involved in the education of our children, our parents and the communities, but very few people are dedicated to that. I share with you how difficult the road is, how complicated it is and how many times we see our dreams blown”, he said after receiving the award.
Camil presented the value of ENOVA as a social enterprise with 10 years of experience and having under its operation 205 nationwide centers in Mexico, reaching more than 1.5 million beneficiaries, providing courses in robotics, programming and English, among others.
international civil organization that promotes social change and one of the largest networks of social entrepreneurs, chose 21 winners among the more than 80 proposals that were competing, and in which ENOVA stood out for its commitment to education technology, with interactive tools and management platforms to attack two main problems: little Internet access in Mexico, and a low percentage of children (25%) not attending school.