10 July 2020


The international contest for Lasallian pre-university students LSdreams closed its tenth edition last Wednesday with the awards ceremony, which, due to the situation derived from the global pandemic, took place in a virtual format. In this way, the students were able to participate from their homes, in Alexandria, Barcelos, Bethlehem, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Los Corrales de Buelna, Palma de Mallorca, Paterna and Valladolid.

LSdreams is an initiative of La Salle Universities for pre-university students from Lasallian centers in Europe and the Middle East, aged between 16 and 20. Its objective is to promote entrepreneurial projects related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through cooperative work, interdisciplinary work, the promotion of ethical values ​​and the focus on excellence, students develop research projects whose main objective is to improve their social environment.

In this edition, the projects had to be framed within one of the 6 areas of knowledge of Digital Arts, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Education, Business Management, Engineering or Health. The prizes with which the students' work has been recognized are participation in the Summer School 2021 at La Salle Campus Barcelona – URL and an Academic - Leisure week at La Salle Campus Madrid.

Since February, 49 teams and a total of 121 students from 13 schools and 7 countries have been developing their projects, and 25 of them have reached the final. The Technical and Honorary Jury of the contest, which has unanimously expressed the difficulty of choosing among projects, all of them of great value, has awarded the following awards:

  • Star Effects. Digital Arts, Animation & Visual Effects.
  • La Salle Beit Hanina, Jerusalem.
  • Team: George Alawi, Anghim Abbas.
  • Ambassador: Amer Qaysi


  • Plastic Architects. Architecture.
  • École des Freres, Bethlehem.
  • Team: Andre Facouseh, Nasri Bassous.
  • Ambassador: Ekhlas Bannoura


  • Map. Education.
  • St. Joseph Fransiz Lisesi, Istanbul.
  • Ayça Deriçıkaran, Pınar Ece Özgül, Maya Kurtulmuş
  • Ambassador: Laurent Chapdelaine


  • The Gymerator. Engineering.
  • Collège Saint Marc, Alexandria.
  • Team: Marwan El Gharbawy, Ramzy Jean Paul, Amr Ayman
  • Ambassador: Samy Medawar


  • H2Obtain. Health.
  • Colegio San Juan Bautista de La Salle, Valladolid.
  • Team: Patricia Rodríguez, Pablo Peña.
  • Ambassador: Fernando Álvarez


  • Ecorrales. Business management
  • Colegio San Juan Bautista de La Salle, Valladolid.
  • Team: Nuria Martínez, Ruth Castillo, Elio Laguna
  • Ambassador: Diana Ortiz

In addition, the Jury awarded a prize to the collaborative project, which rewarded the work Build it Better, developed from La Salle Beit Hanina (Jerusalem) and from La Salle Paterna School (Paterna), by the students Zain Zamamiri, Layana Daas, Tala Khoury, Sara Liern, Sandra Arnau Soriano and Lucía Martínez and the ambassadors Amer Qaysi and Miguel Ángel Redondo.

Finally, the following special mentions have also been awarded:

  • Eurus. Special mention.
  • St. Joseph Fransiz Lisesi, Istanbul.
  • Team: Eda Naz Gezer, Aren Özkan and Kaan Karataş
  • Ambassador: Ebru Aktimur


  • Desalinating Power. Special mention.
  • La Salle School, Paterna
  • Team: Rodrigo Romero, Raúl Rodríguez, Alejandro Salido
  • Ambassador: Peter Devane


  • Accidentstop. Special mention.
  • San Juan de La Salle School, Valladolid
  • Team: Sara Sánchez, Lucía Soto
  • Ambassador: Fernando Álvarez

The ceremony, presented by the director of the Competition, Dr. Josep M. Piqué, began with the words of Mr. Josep M. Santos, General Director of La Salle Campus Barcelona - URL and Director of the Europe and Francophone Africa Region of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU), of Brother Maximiliano Nogales, President of La Salle Campus Madrid and Mrs. Marta Martínez, President of Association Européenne des Directeurs d'Institutions Lasalliennes (ASSEDIL). The event was closed by Brother Jacques d'Huiteau, Head of Lasallian Education in France, Brother Jesús Félix Martínez, Auxiliary Visitor of the Lasallian Region of Europe-Mediterranean (RELEM) and Brother Aidan Kilty, General Councilor of RELEM.