HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, today honoured project representatives of the six WISE Awards winning projects during a special ceremony at the 2017 World Innovation Summit for Education.
WISE previously named the six winning projects of the 2017 WISE Awards. The six winners were selected from a group of 15 finalists by a panel of expert judges from Parthenon-EY.
The 2017 WISE Awards winners:
42 (France/US) – a free computer programming training programme open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 30, whether they possess an academic degree or not. The programme focuses on project-based, peer-to-peer learning.
Lights to Learn (Spain/Latin America) – a program led by the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) that provides electricity to support quality education and community development in rural and marginalised regions of Latin America through the installation of photovoltaic systems, Internet, IT equipment, teacher training and community development.
PhET Interactive Simulations (US/global) – an engaging education solution promoting science and math literacy through interactive simulations, founded by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman and housed at University of Colorado Boulder.
The Learner Guide Program (Tanzania/UK) – a mentorship programme led by Camfed Tanzania to support education and employment opportunities for young women in rural areas.
The Speed School project (US/global) – an intensive, child-centered programme run by the Luminos Fund to enable out-of-school children to attain their grade level at government schools.
Ubongo Edutainment (Tanzania) – a Dar-es-Salaam-based initiative providing fun learning to millions of children in Africa through animated educational content across multiple platforms including television, SMS and smartphones.
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