Colombian wins global education prize in Qatar

Vicky Colbert

A Colombian school pioneer on Tuesday won the annual WISE Prize for Education in Qatar for a program aimed at improving education in her country’s impoverished rural areas.

The $500,000 prize, considered the Nobel Prize for education, was awarded to her during the opening ceremony of the 5th WISE Summit, held in Doha, Qatar.

Educator Vicky Colbert has been involved in developing education programs in Colombia since the 1970s.

The programs she co-founded are aimed particularly at enhancing the quality of education in underprivileged regions of rural Colombia.

Colbert’s educational concepts were so successful that they have been adopted as government policies in Colombia and later by the World Bank and UNESCO as part of programs for rural education in Latin America and Asia.

Dr. Al Thani of WISE described the merit of her work as the transformation of daily lives.


The post Colombian wins global education prize in Qatar appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Today Colombia than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organizations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our site as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Updating reports on Today Colombia takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe our reports matter.
If everyone who reads Today Colombia, who likes it, helps to support it by clicking our ads, our future would be much more secure. Do you part, click on an ad today.

Written by Rico


"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!