Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 #WISE Award Winners Announced

The six 2014 WISE Awards winning projects address an array of education challenges linked to employment, creativity, access and literacy:

The Song Room – Australia – Providing arts-based programs enhancing the education, personal development and community involvement of the country’s disadvantaged children.
Street Children: Reintegration through Education - Egypt – Reducing the number of children living and working on the streets of Cairo by providing child-friendly education and life skills.
Me & My City – Finland – A hands-on learning environment offering pupils positive experiences of entrepreneurship, the economy and society.
Educate Girls – India – Improving girls’ enrolment, retention and academic performance in government schools through community empowerment.
We Love Reading – Jordan – Encouraging children to read for pleasure through a cost-efficient, grassroots approach.
Alternate Education for Rural Development – Peru - Promoting integration of rural work and school life to improve students' employment prospects.

WISE Awards recognize six innovative initiatives in education