Five students from Baccalaureate high schools from El Ejido (Almeria), Granada, Salamanca and Seville have participated today Friday in the final of the 13th Financial Olympics of Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja.
The five finalists of the 13th Financial Olympics, a competition which reached 373 initial registrations, have presented today before the jury the conclusions of their projects.
The winners have been Rebeca Guerrero García, from IES Severo Ochoa (Granada), in first place; Pablo Sánchez Jerez, from IES Padre Manjón (Granada), second, and Javier Carmona Enríquez, from IES Azahar (Sevilla), in third place.
Two special awards have also been granted to Ana Isabel Redondo Vicente, from IES Lucía de Medrano (Salamanca), and to Candela Cara Peralta, from Colegio SEK Alborán Internaiconal (El Ejido, Almeria).
As for prizes, the first classified has received an iPhone SE, the second one, a 64 GB iPad and the third one, an Apple Watch SE. The winning high schools and teachers have also been awarded.
Of the 373 students who registered in the 13th Edufinet Financial Olympics, 129 completed the practical case. After to years of online competitions due to the situation caused by the COVID-19, this year the Olympics have recovered their face-to-face format.
In the first part, the participants had to solve a practical case, with the objective of determining the steps to follow when receiving an inheritance that included a reverse mortgage. Today, Friday, the five finalists presented their conclusions to the jury.
The jury which has determined the winners has been composed by the Head of the Edufinet Project, José M. Domínguez; the General Manager of Fundación Unicaja, Sergio Corral; the Head of Sustainability and Stakeholders Relations at CECA, Juan Carlos López; the Head of the Malaga Branch of the Bank of Spain, Adolfo Gil; Félix Infante, Technician at the Department of Service to Businesses of the Confederación de Empresarios de Málaga (CEM), and the Head of the Entrepreneurs Division of Promálaga, Eva Pérez.
And, representing the universities which collaborate with Edufinet, the following were part of the jury: José Antonio Jurado Martín, Vice-Dean of Academic Organization, Students and Business Affairs at the University of Huelva; Raúl Mata, Head of the Secretariat for Students Employability and Entrepreneurship at the University of Jaen; Beatriz Rodríguez, Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Economics and Business Science at the University of Malaga, Luis Alberto Rivas, Dean at the Faculty of Insurance, Law and Business Science Faculty at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca; and Ignacio Contreras, lecturer at the University of Seville.
The 13th Financial Olympics are a supplement to the 13th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, which have registered this year a participation, both online and in-person, of 11,000 secondary and Baccalaureate education from 38 provinces.
The Edufinet Project was launched at the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005, within Unicaja, with the collaboration of the International University of Andalusia (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, UNIA) and the UMA. This way, it became of the pioneering institutions in Spain in launched an initiative of this kind.
Unicaja is therefore, one of the most active agents in the fields of financial inclusion and education, under the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its commitment to society.