Five students from Baccalaureate high schools from Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Sevilla and Murcia have participated today Friday in the final of the 14th Financial Olympics of Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja.
The five finalists of the 14th Financial Olympics, a competition which reached nearly 400 initial registrations, have presented today before the jury the conclusions of their projects. The winners have been Seyla Gómez Gutiérrez, from IES Severo Ochoa (Granada), in first place; Rafael Ruiz González, from IES Ítaca (Sevilla), second, and Victoria Moriana Jiménez, from IES Antonio Gala (Cordoba), in third place.
Two special awards have also been granted to Alejandro Agustín Aragón, from IES La Flota (Murcia) and to Helena Fernández Martín de Soto, from IES Puerta de Andalucía (Huelva). A full Fundación Unicaja USA Scholarship has also been raffled among the participants. The scholarship will cover a three-week stay in the United States within a cultural exchange program based on family and school coexistence. The winner has been Seyla Gómez Gutiérrez.
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 387 students who registered in the 14th Edufinet Financial Olympics, 307 completed the practical case. In the first part, the participants had to solve a practical case, with the objective of determining aspects such as where to invest savings, deciding whether it is better to buy a home or rent it, choosing which loan is more appropriate from two proposed options and the costs associated with buying a home. 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; Victoria Romero, member of Unicaja Banco Research Department; 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, and the General Technical Secretary of the Malaga Association of Economists, Isabel Rodríguez.
And, representing the universities which collaborate with Edufinet, the following were part of the jury: Juan José de la Vega, Dean of Faculty of Business Sciences and Tourism at the University of Huelva; Raúl Mata, Head of the Secretariat for Students Employability and Entrepreneurship at the University of Jaen; Eugenio Luque, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Science at the University of Malaga, and Francisca García, professor at the UNED.
Conferences on Financial Education for Young People
The 14th Financial Olympics are a supplement to the 14th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, which have registered this year a participation, in a total of 462 sessions, of 14,250 secondary and Baccalaureate education from 32 provinces.
The Edufinet Project has been promoting financial education actions for nearly 20 years, currently receiving the collaboration of 17 universities and more than a dozen business institutions and organizations, in addition to a work team made up of around 80 members, who participate in this task as volunteers.
Since the beginning of its work, nearly 244,000 people have participated in the different seminars, workshops, courses and conferences it has organized. The Edufinet Project’s web pages have so far registered more than 19 million accumulated visits, with accesses from almost 180 countries.
All this has made Unicaja one of the most active agents in the fields of education and financial inclusion, in the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its commitment to society.