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WISE Award 2011

The TESSA team is delighted to announce the news that TESSA has been awarded one of six prizes by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).  The panel considered hundreds of entries and selected TESSA for its creative approach and its evidence of impact.  A WISE spokesperson said:

“The 2011 Winners were selected for their innovative approaches and positive impact upon societies and education, within the perennial theme of Transforming Education: Investment, Innovation and Inclusion."

Commenting on the winning projects, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE and Chairman of the WISE Awards Jury, says: “Innovation is crucial for continuing to improve both access to and quality of education. The WISE Awards aim to showcase inspiring projects and give them the exposure they deserve. The 2011 WISE Awards Winners have often had to overcome pre-conceived ideas and find creative solutions to break down barriers to innovation in education. They have already been rewarded by the positive results of their projects. I would like to congratulate them all for their perseverance and worthy achievements. They are genuine role models for the entire WISE community.”

The WISE Awards 2011 will be presented during a Gala Dinner on November 2.

For more details about WISE please click here.

In accepting the award, the TESSA team at the Open University UK would like to pay tribute to our international partners based across Sub Saharan Africa, who have been integral to the success of TESSA; as institutions and individuals they have committed time,  energy and creativity to incorporating the TESSA approach into teacher education programmes, which has been the crucial element of success.