Ducere Foundation 2018 WISE Awards Finalist

The 2018 WISE Awards Finalists have been announced and our project is one of them! The WISE Awards program recognizes innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges.
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Ducere Foundation 2018 WISE Awards Finalist

The 2018 WISE Awards Finalists have been announced and our project is one of them!
The WISE Awards program recognizes innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges. The six winning projects will be announced in September 2018!
Find out more about the 12 WISE Awards Finalists: https://bit.ly/2hAdO7g

 

AUSTRALIAN PROJECT DUCERE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S STORIES, BY DUCERE FOUNDATION, SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR THE WISE AWARDS 2018  

African Children’s Stories, an initiative of Ducere Foundation Ltd, is among 12 finalists chosen by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for their innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges

10 April 2018 –Ducere African Children’s Stories, by Ducere Foundation Ltd in Australia, has been selected as one of the 12 finalist projects for the 2018 WISE Awards.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges.

African Children’s Stories is a sustainable and scalable model nurturing creativity, imagination and tradition through the publication of stories written by primary-aged students from all African nations. This project aims to fix the lack of available African authored education material while increasing literacy rates and preserving oral traditions through stories children captured from their elders.

Di Fleming, Executive Director of Ducere Foundation Ltd, stated: “Ducere Foundation is committed to publishing stories authored by African children, for African children to be shared across the globe. These stories come from student imaginations, life’s realities and the desire to preserve oral tradition. We are steadfast in our goal to publish stories from the 54 African nations by 2024. Today, we have over 50 Collections from 20 African countries – the pride and joy as authors see their stories in print is truly extraordinary”.

Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO of WISE, said: “We congratulate African Children’s Stories for making it to the finalist stage. Each of the 2018 WISE Awards finalists has constructed an effective, tested solution to a global educational challenge. Whether it’s ensuring fundamental education for refugees or creating the next generation of empathetic and conscious leaders, each project is already transforming lives, and provides an inspirational model for others to adopt. This is vital to our mission at WISE, which centers around collaboration”.

The 12 projects come from eleven countries and were shortlisted for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. The awards finalists were picked from a pool of 413 projects, and evaluated according to strict criteria. They must be successful, innovative education projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities, and society. They must be financially stable, have a clear development plan and be scalable and replicable.

The finalists will be reviewed by a jury of experts and the six WISE Awards winning projects will be announced mid-July 2018 and celebrated at WISE@NewYork Forum in the United States, September 2018. In addition to publicity and networking opportunities, each project receives $20,000 (US).

For further information, visit http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards.

About the WISE Awards:

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,200 applications from over 150 countries. Up until now, 54 projects have won the WISE Awards, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovative character, their positive contribution and their potential for scalability and adaptability. These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice. Year by year, WISE is building a community of educational innovators which offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are helping bring real change to societies and communities.

For further information, visit www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards

About the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE):

The World Innovation Summit for Education was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative, evidence-based thinking, debate, and purposeful action in education.  Through the biennial summit, collaborative research and a range of on-going programs, WISE is a global reference in new approaches to education.

For further information about WISE, visit www.wise-qatar.org

The next WISE event will be a regional conference, WISE@Accra, taking place in Ghana on May 9, 2018, under the theme “Unlocking the World’s Potential: Leading and Innovating for Quality Education in Africa”.

For further information about WISE@Accra, visit http://www.wise-qatar.org/africa-accra-leadership-education

For further information about WISE, visit www.wise-qatar.org

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