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Quito, August 14, 2018

Drafting FIDAL

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$ 15,000 will be the award for the best Ecuadorian and Ibero-American teacher from Fundación FIDAL

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For the eleventh first consecutive year, the Foundation for the Integration and Development of Latin America (FIDAL) invites teachers to participate in the XI National and VI Ibero-American Educational Excellence Contest.

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As is tradition, FIDAL will award the best educational project developed by Ecuadorian teachers and, for the sixth time, the best Ibero-American, with an economic incentive of $ 10,000 and $ 5,000, respectively. In addition to trips abroad and decorations for the finalists.

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The Educational Excellence Contest is aimed at strengthening education and motivating educators, both in Ecuador and Latin America, as transformers of society through teaching. Teachers of the initial, basic and high school education levels can participate; of schooled and non-schooled, special and craft education; intercultural and bilingual education systems; who work in public, municipal, fiscal and private establishments in urban and rural areas. The bases can be found on the Foundation's website: www.fidal-amlat.org.

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Likewise, the Second Exhibition of Educational Innovation and Excellence is being prepared. The first edition was the prelude to the award night of the Contest, held in April 2018; It brought together companies, universities, institutes, colleges and schools, publishers of the country and had the visit of some 20,000 people.

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Throughout these ten years of uninterrupted implementation of the Contest, 1,896 teachers, about 1,000 projects, 14 Ibero-American countries, 69 Nous Awards for Educational Excellence and 69 Honorable Mentions have participated.

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The Educational Excellence Contest arose during a conversation between various figures from the education sector and FIDAL collaborators, with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the quality of education and enhancing the high values ​​of the teaching profession, positively impacting the teaching profession and recognizing the best educational practices.