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 The competition focuses on protecting and preserving natural sources of water. Students were encouraged to go to their communities to identify water- related problems and to develop solutions.
PetrolCopa School Challenge
In August 2018, a partnership between Gran Tierra and the Colombian chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) launched the PetrolCopa School Challenge. The competition, focused on protecting and preserving natural sources of water, was conducted by volunteers from SPE and GTE in Putumayo, Cauca and Cesar departments, the areas where GTE’s main operations are located.
1,066 students age 16 to 18 from 22 secondary schools participated in the challenge. Students were encouraged to go into their communities and identify water-related problems and to develop solutions.
Four to five member student teams collaborated on a project and were supported by a mentor as they researched and advanced their projects over eight weeks. The best one from each school qualified for the broader competition which judged these projects on presentation, innovation, technical understanding and other factors.
Winners received personal items such as laptops as well as monetary awards for improvements to their schools.
                                                                                      1,066
STUDENTS
22 SECONDARY SCHOOLS
227 STUDENT TEAMS
VOLUNTEERS FROM GTE AND SPE
                                       






















































































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