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WISE Awards Pick 2 African Education Projects As Winners

TechInAfrica – WISE Awards winners come from two education-focused projects serving Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Liberia. The Qatar Foundation initiative has revealed the winners of this year’s Awards, and it recognizes and promotes 6 innovative worldwide projects which address challenges found in the global education system.

The other 2019 World Innovation Summit for Education IWISE) Awards are: United World Schools: Teaching the Unreached (UK/Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar), Micro:bit Educational Foundation (UK/Global) (www.Microbit.org), Programa Criança Feliz (Brazil), and Arpan’s Personal Safety Education Program (India).

Both winners are Akilah Institute, founded in Washington D.C. and UK-based Street Child.

As a women’s college in Rwanda, Akilah trains students with solving complex world problems through a 21st-century skills-based curriculum, personalized learning, ethical leadership, and sustainability. The award-winning institute offers a transformative learning experience for the students through the unique take of technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning. By the leverage of these elements, Akilah’s CEO and Co-founder, Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes is truly honored for the award, and grateful to WISE and the Qatar Foundation for recognizing and supporting the pioneering work Akilah has been doing for women in East Africa.

Credit: Wisecampaign.org.uk,
2018 Winners

Tom Dannatt of Street Child’s Founder and CEO is delighted for the recognition by WISE for its transformative impact on some of the world’s poorest children and families in Sierra Leone. Street Child or Family Business for Education supports low-income families in Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone by packages supports that help the funding for children’s education, included in it are financial aid, mentoring, business training, planning support, and access to incentive savings schemes and loans. The project has been supporting more than 15,000 families from 2009. Dannatt wants to make the project replicated in other countries so that more children can access education.

WISE Global Summit held on the upcoming November 19-21 in Doha will celebrate the projects, bringing the theme ” UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be human”. Apply here. The projects will receive $20,000 (US) along with publicity and networking opportunities.

More information here.

Source: CNBCAfrica.com

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