UNESCO King Hamad Prize supports advancement of education for disadvantaged groups

UNESCO King Hamad Prize supports advancement of education for disadvantaged groups
UNESCO King Hamad Prize supports advancement of education for disadvantaged groups

The Kingdom of Bahrain recently announced that applications are open for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. 

This year’s competition theme is the use of ICTs to further educational opportunities for disadvantaged groups.

Disadvantaged groups include refugees, internationally displaced persons, socioeconomically disadvantaged learners, individuals with disabilities, cultural, ethnic and religious minorities, and vulnerable women and girls. Bahrain’s embassy noted that organizations or individuals seeking to use ICTs to help these groups receive education should apply for the prize. 

UNESCO’s director general will select two winners, awarding the prize at a ceremony held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Feb. 21, 2017. The winners will receive $25,000 each. The deadline for applying for the award is Sept. 30. 

The King Hamad Prize has recognized achievements in using innovation to advance education since 2005.

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