About the Winning Projects
The 2014 WISE Awards winning projects have been selected. The six innovative education projects originate from Australia, Egypt, Finland, India, Jordan, and Peru. They were selected from a pool of 15 Finalists
for their creative approach to learning and positive impact on society.
The winning projects address several education challenges linked to access, literacy, creativity, and employment. ‘Alternate Education for Rural Development in Peru
’ and ‘Me and My City
’ in Finland use real-life models and provide hands-on training to equip youth with skills to match the needs of the local market.
The Jordan-based ‘We Love Reading
’ program is training women to bring a love of reading to children, and provides a rich learning experience outside the school walls. This cost-effective program has spread across the Arab world and beyond.
In Australia, ‘The Song Room
’ uses arts and music to improve social well-being and learning outcomes among children from underprivileged backgrounds. In Egypt, the ‘Street Children: Re-integration through Education
’ program is taking children off the streets by reconnecting them with their families and the public school system.
In India, ‘Educate Girls
’ tackles core issues of gender inequality in the education system. The project is building a cadre of village-based youth leaders to champion girls' education and become catalysts for school reform. They work within schools as well as village communities to encourage parents to send their girls to school, boosting enrolment, retention and learning outcomes for all girls.
The WISE Awards Ceremony
The achievements of the WISE Awards winning projects will be celebrated at a special ceremony on November 5 during the 2014 WISE Summit, in Doha, Qatar.Download the 2014 Awards Brochure Regulations and criteria
Pre-JuryMs Estela Souza
, International Consultant for Learning and Innovation, Argentina Ms Ana Raad
, Head of Education, Fundación Chile, 2012 WISE Awards Winner, Chile Dr. Charles Goldman
, Senior Economist, RAND, USA Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra
, President, Lebanese American University, Lebanon Mr. James Jones
, Manager of Community Investment Programs, Exxon Mobil Corporation, USA
Ms Aurora Vélez García, Learning World Producer & Senior Journalist, Euronews, Spain Mr. Paul Collard
, CEO, Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE); 2011 WISE Awards Winner, UK
Ms Dorothy Garland, Director, Professional Networks, former Deputy Secretary General, ACU, UK Ms Sheetal Mehta
, Trustee and Executive Director, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust, 2009 WISE Awards Winner, India Mr. Wei Wei
, Head of Asia, Optimus Foundation, China Dr. Sungchul Chung
, Senior Research Fellow Emeritus, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Republic of Korea Ms Jenny Lewis
, CEO and Company Secretary, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), Australia Mr. Marwan Tarazi
, Director, Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University, Palestine Dr. Florence Tobo Lobé
, Founder & President, Rubisadt Foundation, Cameroon Ms Bruktawit Tigabu
, General Manager and Co-Founder, Whiz Kids Workshop; 2010 Rolex Young Laureate, Ethiopia