The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has announced the six winners of the 2013 WISE Awards. The winning projects are 'Medersat' from Morocco, PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) from the UK, ALISON (Advance Learning Information Systems Online) from Ireland, Pathways to Education from Canada, Te Kotahitanga from New Zealand from iThra Youth Initiative from Saudi Arabia.
Every year the WISE awards identify six innovative educational projects that are addressing global educational challenges. According to H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Ph.D. Chairman of WISE “There is a need to highlight best practices because they can inspire other projects and be of use to practitioners and learners around the world. I encourage people engaged in innovative projects to share models that have had a significant impact in improving people’s lives.”
The winning projects will receive an international recognition and a prize of $20,000. In addition to this, the WISE Awards winning projects and finalists will be given support and visibility through the WISE awards community, WISE media and communication channels, film productions, Participation in the annual WISE Summit and collaborative events where the projects are presented on a global stage and the WISE Books, which explore current challenges and solutions facing 21st century education and feature several WISE Awards winning projects and finalists.
About WISE Awards
WISE Awards were inaugurated in the year 2009. The awards identify innovative educational projects across the world. During these five years, over 2,000 applications have been received from 136 countries. The 30 successful educational projects have come from a number of countries around the world, such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the USA.