September 8, 2013

2013 WISE Awards Honor World’s Most Innovative Initiatives in Education

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Wise-Prize-for-Education-2013.jpgThe World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is pleased to announce the six winners of the 2013 WISE Awards. Since 2009 the WISE Awards have helped to disseminate some of the most effective practices in addressing urgent global challenges in education. The winning projects are:

Medersat.com; Casablanca, Morocco *
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools); London, United Kingdom
ALISON (Advance Learning Information Systems Online); Galway, Ireland
Pathways to Education; Toronto, Canada
Te Kotahitanga; Hamilton, New Zealand
iThra Youth Initiative; Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

* Medersat.com received the special mention for ’access to education‘. This emphasis reflects the support of Qatar Foundation Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser for United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 on achieving universal primary education.

A Jury composed of leaders from the education world, chaired by HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD, Chairman of WISE, selected the winning projects from a short list of 14 finalists. In total, WISE received more than 500 applications for these prestigious Awards.

Dr Al-Thani remarked, “The WISE Awards Jury has identified six diverse projects from around the world that represent inspiring models for all who seek to overcome obstacles to education.”

The six 2013 WISE Awards winning projects and the other finalists will participate in the fifth annual WISE Summit taking place on 29-31 October 2013 at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha under the theme ’Reinventing Education for Life‘.

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