The six winning projects foster innovation in numeracy assessment, ICT development, educational technology, inclusion, early childhood development, and environmental education.

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — WISE has recognized six innovative projects tackling global educational challenges for their positive contribution to education and society. The WISE Awards aim to highlight projects that have demonstrated impact in their communities and have the potential to set international standards and best practices around the world.

The 2023 WISE Awards winners, hailing from the Republic of Moldova, Kenya, the United States, Colombia and India, are role models of excellence who inspire innovation and creative action in education.

Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO of WISE, commented: “In a world where education is the cornerstone of progress, the WISE Awards not only celebrate innovation but also the spirit of unity, resilience and determination. Each winner this year exemplifies the transformative power of education, bridging gaps and fostering inclusion.As we navigate the complexities of our global landscape, these initiatives light the way, demonstrating that with innovation and dedication, we can shape a brighter and more equitable future. for all”.

This year’s WISE Awards winners are:

Tekwill in Every School by ATIC (Republic of Moldova): A national program that provides 60% of secondary schools in Moldova with a free online digital curriculum that enables students and teachers to gain future-ready skills driven by the needs of the IT sector.

International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) by PAL Network (Kenya): A common numeracy assessment tool designed to address fundamental learning challenges across the Global South.

NaTakallam: A Different Kind of Language Learning by NaTakallam (USA): Addressing challenges faced by displaced populations by partnering with K12 schools and universities to improve language learning.

Ahlan Simsim by IRC in association with Sesame Workshop (USA, Jordan): A transformative early childhood development initiative that reaches young children and their caregivers with playful learning opportunities integrated with educational media.

Nature-Based Education Networks by OpEPA (Colombia): Transform urban learning communities into living classrooms, adopting natural ecosystems as spaces for immersive learning experiences.

Catalyzing ECE at Scale by Rocket Learning (India): An early childhood and foundational learning EdTech system that supports anganwadi teachers, students, and caregivers to improve student learning.

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