Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, which introduced solar-powered floating schools in Bangladesh to ensure children’s uninterrupted education even during monsoon, was recognised by WISE in 2012.
DOHA: Nominations have been invited for the 2014 Annual World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) awards.
The awards provide a global platform for innovative projects having a transformative impact on societies and education.
Deadline for entries is January 15.
The 2014 awards will celebrate six innovative educational projects for their positive contribution to education and society.
Each winner receives global visibility along with a prize of $20,000 and is celebrated at the annual WISE Summit.
WISE seeks to share best practices worldwide and inspire others to bring about change in education.
Since 2009, 30 projects across the world have been awarded for their transformative impact. .
WISE awards have recognised ‘Nanhi Kali’, a project supporting education of girls in India, the Mother Child Education Programme in Turkey which trains mothers in under-resourced communities to educate their children, the UK-based Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa project implemented in 12 African countries and Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha which introduced solar-powered floating schools in Bangladesh to ensure children’s uninterrupted education even during monsoon.
Project representatives from any region, sector or education level are encouraged to submit nominations to demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities. Whether they are involved in a project that creates opportunities for lifelong learning, increases access to quality education or designs innovative educational tools and technologies, WISE invites them to apply for the awards.
Since 2009, WISE has received thousands of applications from a variety of sectors from over 130 countries.
The winning projects constitute a growing pool of expertise and diverse sound educational practices.
Following a global call for projects, a pre-jury of education experts assesses submissions to select finalists and then a jury of leading personalities from the education world chooses six projects for the awards.