WISE PRIZE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     4th December 2023        

Context: Safeena Hussain, founder of 'Educate Girls,' has become the first Indian woman to bag the WISE Prize.

  • Safeena Hussain has played a pivotal role in mobilizing 14 lakh out-of-school girls in Indian villages, empowering them to reintegrate into mainstream education.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Prize

  • About: This Prize for Education recognizes an individual or a team for their outstanding contribution to education, and for their resolve to develop an idea or grow their initiative further.
  • Aim: At recognizing the accomplishment of an individual or team in education and their potential in shaping the future of education.
  • Founded: In 2009.
  • Awarded by: Qatar Foundation.
  • Prize: US $ 500,000 cash.
  • Nominee: Candidates can be researchers, education practitioners, policy makers, organization leaders and can belong to any education sector.

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