The WISE Awards

2018 WISE Awards

2018 WISE Awards

The 2018 WISE Awards Finalist projects have been announced. Twelve projects from 11 countries have been shortlisted 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 12 finalists join the WISE Awards community of projects that are supporting the replication of cutting-edge practices and encouraging new collaboration around the world.

The WISE Awards selection process now enters its final phase in which the WISE Awards Jury selects the six winning projects. These will be announced mid-July and celebrated at WISE @NewYork mid-September.

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About the Finalists 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.

Life Project 4 Youth, France – LP4Y aims to create an integrated ecosystem, around entrepreneurial training, that will be a catalyst for the sustainable social and professional integration of youth living in extreme poverty and victims of exclusion.

Ghata: Bringing Education to Refugees in Informal Tented Settlements, Lebanon – The Ghata project brings education to refugees in informal tented settlements and collective shelters through a portable, scalable, contextualized and sustainable model that addresses the challenges during protracted crisis.

TAK-TAK-TAK: Learning system through educational video games, Mexico – TAK-TAK-TAK System improves the quality of low-income children basic education by supporting and complementing traditional learning through a free access digital platform offering fun educational serious video games, as well as providing teachers and parents with pedagogical tools supported by AI.

African Children’s Stories, Australia – African Children’s Stories aims to publish and distribute African Children’s Stories from all African nations, filled with stories written by primary-aged students, which nurture creativity and imagination, and engage with the traditions and tales of their ancestors.

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.

ANEER-Action Nationale pour L'Éducation de la Petite Enfance en zone Rurale, Morocco – ANEER is a free pre-school program in rural Morocco that also focuses on parental education and local capacity building.

StoryWeaver from Pratham Books, India – A total readership of over 2.5 million, StoryWeaver is used by a global community of over 550,000 users that include Ministries of Education, literacy focused organizations, educators, language groups, and education technology applications.

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).


The selection process

All applications and nominations should be completed on the official form in English. Eligible applications and nominations were evaluated by a Pre-jury according to the guidelines. Twelve Finalists have been selected by Qatar Foundation; a Jury will make the final selection of six winning projects.


2018 Calendar


Submission period November 15, 2017 – January 30, 2018
Announcement of finalists April
Announcement of winning projects September

Pre-Jury

Contact us at awards@wise.org.qa if you have any questions.