The team from the University of Costa Rica, winner of SFERA 2022

The second edition of SFERA project has come to an end. The eleven participating teams from Latin American and European universities culminated these months of work with a week at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico, where they shared an intense agenda to develop and present their social entrepreneurship projects.

The winning team, which received a full scholarship to study at UCJC next year, was that of the University of Costa Rica, made up by Michelle Rodriguez Umaña, Valeria Peña Sequeira, Miguel Blanco Mora and Fabiola Torres Castillo with the “Girasol” project that seeks to help with the ecological literacy of people with disabilities through an adapted didactic manual, so that they can understand their role in the fight against climate change and that they can become agents of change.

From January 2022, teams received mentoring and accompaniment of professors from Camilo José Cela University with the aim of carrying out an social innovation project, applied to its closest contexts, which would allow applying a solution in line with the SDGs.

Promoted by UCJC together with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the SFERA Project is a collaborative international competition in social entrepreneurship that seeks to train university students so that they can face challenges that allow social transformation in favour of the local or global community.