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Wednesday, September 01 2021 - 21:00
Meet the 2021 WISE Awards Winners
DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) [ 
], an initiative of Qatar Foundation, has unveiled the six winners of the 2021 
WISE Awards. The innovative projects are being recognized for their work 
addressing today's most urgent education challenges. This year's winners are: 

The Delhi Government's Happiness Curriculum [ ] partnered with 
Dream a Dream and other NGOs to create a space in the school curricula 
dedicated to well-being, happiness, mindfulness, and other important 
social-emotional skills. Their groundbreaking work positively impacted 800,000 
students in 1,024 schools, who became more involved and focused in class.
Onebillion [ ] is a complete 
edtech solution (tablet and app) for all children to achieve numeracy and 
literacy skills in their own languages, regardless of the context they live in. 
The app provides children with adapted and personalized learning sessions. A 
durable solution, the tablet can be solar-charged and is designed to be used in 
remote and marginalized environments. 

Trauma Informed Schools [ ] is a program 
promoting trauma-informed education within Turkish public schools. The 
intervention applies a multi-pronged approach targeting the children and the 
community surrounding them through training and workshops. Between October 2019 
and September 2020, it reached 5,216 children, 406 teachers and 190 caregivers. 

Aprendamos Todos a Leer [ ] is a comprehensive 
and innovative model for elementary school students to learn literacy. It 
provides teachers with reading materials, training and a grading system 
allowing all students to reach normal reading levels. It has been adopted as a 
public policy in Colombia and Panama and benefited 703,277 children and 

Taleemabad [ ] was selected for 
partnering with low-cost private schools and providing their classrooms with 
highly localized and contextualized digital content aligned with the National 
Curriculum. Taleemabad is broadcasted on multiple channels reaching an audience 
of 8.5 million across Pakistan. The platform is also accessible through the 
Taleemabad App, downloaded 1.5 million times.

ProFuturo Digital Education Program [ ] by 
Telefónica Foundation and "la Caixa" Foundation, created a digital education 
program designed to be implemented in vulnerable environments, with or without 
connectivity. Focusing on teachers training and support, ProFuturo helps 
strengthen their teaching practice and digital skills. It has benefited more 
than 914,000 teachers and 19.7 million children in 40 countries. 

The projects will be celebrated during the WISE Summit "Generation Unmute: 
Reclaiming our Future through Education" [ ] from December 7-9, 2021 in Doha, Qatar 
and online. In addition to publicity and networking opportunities, each project 
will receive $20,000 (US).


SOURCE: WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)