September 15, 2014

The 2014 WISE Awards Winners Announced

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The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has announced the six 2014 WISE Awards winning projects.
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The six 2014 WISE Awards winning projects address an array of education challenges linked to employment, creativity, access and literacy:

The Song Room – Australia – Providing arts-based programs enhancing the education, personal development and community involvement of the country’s disadvantaged children.
Street Children: Reintegration through Education – Egypt – Reducing the number of children living and working on the streets of Cairo by providing child-friendly education and life skills.
Me & MyCity – Finland – A hands-on learning environment offering pupils positive experiences of entrepreneurship, the economy and society.
Educate Girls – India – Improving girls’ enrollment, retention and academic performance in government schools through community empowerment.
We Love Reading – Jordan – Encouraging children to read for pleasure through a cost-efficient, grassroots approach.
Alternate Education for Rural Development in Peru – Peru/Spain – Promoting integration of rural work and school life to improve students’ employment prospects.

A Jury comprised of education leaders, chaired by HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE, selected the winning projects from a shortlist of 15 finalists, chosen from hundreds of applications.
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HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani remarked: “These initiatives demonstrate how transformative educational programs not only bring real change to the classroom, but can also have a wider influence in communities and society.”

The six 2014 WISE Awards winning projects will be celebrated at a Gala Dinner during the sixth World Innovation Summit for Education, 4-6 November 2014, in Doha, Qatar.

For further information about WISE and the WISE Awards, please go to www.wise-qatar.org or http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards

To read the full article on the WISE website, please click here.