The WISE Awards

2018 WISE Awards

2018 WISE Awards Winners Projects Announced

Six projects from five countries have won the 2018 WISE Awards for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. This year 413 projects have applied or been nominated for the WISE Awards.

The six winners join the WISE Awards community of projects that are supporting cutting-edge practices and encouraging new collaboration around the world.

These will be celebrated at WISE@NY Forum in September 22, 2018.

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About the Winning Projects

Safe Space Club for Girls, Nigeria – The Center for Girl-Child Education uses intensive mentor-led “safe space” girls groups for adolescent girls to acquire the basic academic competencies (including literacy and numeracy) and critical life skills they would need to succeed in school and beyond.

Technology-Based Deaf Education, Pakistan – Technology-Based Deaf Education works to overcome the critical lack of quality education for Deaf children in Pakistan, harnessing digital technologies to transform Deaf education and offer unprecedented access to resources for language development.

1001 Nights Life Skills and Citizenship Education Program, Canada – The 1001 Nights program is an academic curriculum developed for use in formal and informal learning environments that uses entertainment (cartoons) to engage children to teach life skills and citizenship education.

Generation, USA – Generation is a global platform that seeks to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly skilled, motivated talent they need.

Partners for Possibility, South Africa – Partners for Possibility aims to improve the quality of education by capacitating the school principals of under-resourced schools to lead change within their schools and their communities, through connecting business and school leaders.

One Village One Preschool, China – One Village One Preschool aims at providing accessible early childhood development services to remote, mountainous, and impoverished villages through Village Early Education Centers (VEECs).

Safe Space Club for Girls

Technology-Based Deaf Education

1001 Nights Life Skills and
Citizenship Education Program
Partners for Possibility

One Village One Preschool


Claudia Costin Photo
Dr. Claudia Costin,
Center for Excellence and Innovation
in Education Policies from Getulio
Vargas Foundation (CEIPE/FGV),
Stefanos Gialamas Photo
Dr. Stefanos Gialamas,
American Community Schools
of Athens,
Emad Al-Khaja Photo
Mr. Emad Al-Khaja,
INJAZ Qatar,
Lucy Lake Photo
Ms Lucy Lake,
Camfed International,
Clive Lee Photo
Mr. Clive Lee,
Yidan Prize Foundation
Hong Kong
Julia Moffett Photo
Ms Julia Moffett,
Founder and CEO,
Future of Learning Fund,
Ben Nelson Photo
Mr. Ben Nelson,
Minerva Project,
Urvashi Sahni Photo
Dr. Urvashi Sahni,
Study Hall Foundation,
Sebastien Turbot Photo
Mr. Sébastien Turbot,
Executive Director,


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