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Wednesday, October 14 2020 - 00:04
2020 Wise Awards Winners Announced
DOHA, Qatar, October 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Qatar Foundation initiative recognizes six outstanding projects designed to 
advance education worldwide 

WISE [], an initiative 
of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the winners of the 2020 WISE Awards, 
recognizing and promoting six innovative projects from across the world that 
address global educational challenges. The winners will be celebrated through 
an online event on October 28th, 2020. In addition to publicity and networking 
opportunities, each will receive $20,000 (US).

The 2020 WISE Awards winners: 

Barefoot College Solar Electrification with Enriched Education [] 
by Barefoot College is a holistic education program that combines an adaptable 
curriculum called ENRICHE, teaching and empowering women in rural areas 
(through digital and financial literacy), while providing them with the tools 
to solar electrify their communities. This approach has a ripple effect on the 
whole community and has benefitted 2.2 million people in over 90 countries. 

Think Equal [] works with 
education ministries to adopt its free program mediating value-based, 
experiential, social and emotional learning for children aged 3-6. The 
curriculum covers 25 competencies and skills, including social-emotional 
learning, gender equality, peaceful conflict resolution… It operates in 15 
countries, having reached over 38,000 children globally.

Justice Defenders  
aims to increase access to justice for Kenyan and Ugandan inmates through legal 
education, training, and practice. The program educates inmates to become 
paralegals with a three-week intensive training. Over 24,000 inmates benefited 
from paralegal services and 12,600 were released from jail.

Parenting the Future (PTF) 
[] by Hupan Modou 
Foundation initiative is a parent-engagement program that supports caregivers 
in developing skills and behaviors to foster children's attachment, healthy 
development, and strengthens families' role in children's care and education. 
PTF aims to scale up to all 832 poverty counties in China by 2030.

Stawisha Leadership Institute by Dignitas [] 
offers innovative training and coaching to empower educators in marginalized 
communities to transform students' opportunities in South Sudan and Kenya. It 
has partnered with more than 260 schools across six counties, empowered more 
than 1,500 School Leaders, and impacted the learning of 87,000 students.

Education for Sharing (E4S) 
[] is an international 
non-profit organization that fosters better global citizenship. Through 
innovative education built on the power of play, it reaches 10 countries in the 
Americas. Their model uses a play-reflect-act framework that encourages 
educators to teach dynamically. It has benefitted over 1,272,223 children, 
teachers, and parents. 

Register and join us for the WISE Awards celebration on October 28th, by 
clicking here -


Source: WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)