World’s Best School Prizes: 5 Indian Schools In List

Five Indian schools have been named to the top ten shortlists for the inaugural $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes, founded in the United Kingdom to honour schools around the world for their significant contributions to society’s advancement.

For the World’s Best School Prize for Innovation, CNM School of SVKM in Mumbai and SDMC Primary School Lajpat Nagar III in New Delhi have been inluded in the top ten shortlist.

The top 10 school shortlisted for the honour in the Community Collaboration category include Khoj School in Mumbai and PCMC English Medium School, Bopkhel in Pune.

Samaritan Mission School in Howrah is shortlisted for the World’s Best School Prize in Overcoming Adversity.

“The World’s Best School Prizes were conceived as a grassroots alternative to help build the necessary systemic change.” Schools may share their best practises and have their voices heard at the top table to help reform education by presenting the tales of inspirational schools that are altering the lives of their kids and making a meaningful difference to their communities,” he said.

With over 1.5 billion students affected by school and university closures, Covid has exacerbated a global education crisis that the UN warned was already too slow to achieve universal quality education by 2030, even before the pandemic,” said Vikas Pota, founder of T4 Education and the World’s Best School Prizes.

The World’s Best School Prizes were created as a grassroots solution to assist build the systemic change that is required. Schools may share their best practises and have their voices heard at the top table to help reform education by presenting the tales of inspirational schools that are altering the lives of their kids and making a meaningful difference to their communities,” he said.

T4 Education, a UK-based digital media platform, developed the World’s Best School Prizes in collaboration with Accenture, American Express, Yayasan Hasanah, Templeton World Charity Foundation, and the Lemann Foundation.

Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives will each have three finalists announced later this year. The winner in each category will be determined by the Judging Academy, which is comprised of notable leaders from throughout the world, following a public advisory vote.

The winners of the World’s Best School Prizes will be announced in October during World Education Week, with a prize pool of $250,000 split equally among the five winners, each receiving a $50,000 prize. All 50 chosen schools for the five prizes will share their best practises through toolkits that display their unique ideas and step-by-step instructions on how others can imitate their methods to help enhance education everywhere, according to the framework.

All 50 shortlisted schools across the five prizes will share their best practises through toolkits that display their unique ideas and step-by-step instructions on how others can copy their methods to help enhance education everywhere, according to the framework.

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