The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has revealed the names of the fifteen projects selected as 2016 WISE Awards finalists. The awards are designed to identify and promote the most innovative and effective approaches to key global education challenges, and help to build a network of change-makers to inspire others around the world.
Selected by a pre-jury of international education experts, the 2016 WISE Awards finalists offer creative solutions in access, quality education, the teaching of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – and entrepreneurial skills. Together, they address a wide range of issues that represent common global challenges.
This year’s projects are Geekie; Ideas Box; Sports for Sharing; Smart Robot Coding School; Glowork; Tara Akshar Literacy Program; Lights for Learning; Partners for Possibility; Little Ripples; Jump Math; Youth for Technology Academy; Sonidos de la Tierra; 1Kgbox; Education for Growth and Value Creation in Lebanon; and From Puppets to Empowerment.
The WISE Awards finalist projects were selected according to strict criteria requiring them to demonstrate innovative thinking and a concrete, positive impact on their communities, as well as the potential to be replicated in other contexts and regions. The WISE Awards jury will determine the six winners; they will be announced in September 2016. In addition to publicity and networking opportunities, each winning project will receive USD 20,000.
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