DISCOVER THE 2022 WISE AWARD WINNERS

Doha, Qatar, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Six pioneering projects addressing global educational challenges have been recognized by WISE, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, for their positive contribution to education and society. The 2022 WISE Awards winners are:

EduFinance Opportunity by Opportunity International (UNITED STATES) helps children access quality schools through social finance. It provides technical assistance to financial institutions to launch and develop education financing portfolios; and trains schools in these portfolios to become more financially sustainable and improve the quality of education over time.

Educate for well-being by AttentaMente (Mexico) focuses on the development of social and emotional skills (SEC) in adults, promoting the well-being of educators and creating caring environments in the classroom and at school, thus providing students with an environment of protective learning. In three years, 12,500 preschool directors, teachers and educational authorities have been trained in EW.

Child Care Social Franchise by Kidogo (Kenya) was developed to help women entrepreneurs run their own early childhood centers, enabling young children to receive quality, affordable education and care. Kidogo is now the largest childcare network in Kenyawith more than 750 franchises reaching approximately 16,000 children.

Redo learning (UNITED STATES) connects students to learning experiences that cultivate creativity and imagination inside and outside the classroom. It is a peer network of over 1,200 members that brings together educators and innovators to create engaging learning opportunities for students, then supports them as they navigate rapid social and technological change.

The bank of free educational resources on the Internet by Education First (Qatar) is a universally accessible collection of low-resource, technology-free, project-based learning resources for a student-directed approach to learning. This adaptive solution has reached over 827,000 learners in over 14 countries with over 30 partners, including marginalized learners in refugee camps, remote rural communities and underserved urban contexts.

Climate Change Problem Solvers by Reap Benefit Foundation (India) developed the Solve Ninja platform to activate youth and 21st century action-oriented skills through grassroots actions. Harnessing the power of grassroots mobilization, technology and action-driven communities, over 112,018 Solve Ninjas have taken more than 94,000 actions related to climate and civic issues nationwide.

Winners of the WISE Awards will be celebrated in Doha in an exclusive ceremony. In addition to visibility and networking opportunities as part of the WISE community, each winner will receive $20,000 (WE).

For more information: http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards

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