India shines in the World's Best School Prizes 2023
Indian schools shine as finalists in the World's Best School Prizes 2023
In a significant achievement, two Indian schools have been selected as finalists for the prestigious World's Best School Prizes 2023, each with a chance to win a share of the $250,000 prize. Snehalaya English Medium School from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, and Riverside School from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, have secured their spots among the top three schools globally in different prize categories.
Snehalaya English medium school
Snehalaya English Medium School, situated in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, stands as a beacon of hope and transformation. This school, founded on charitable principles, has played a remarkable role in changing the lives of children facing the daunting challenges of HIV/AIDS and those born into sex worker families. Notably, it has successfully put an end to second-generation prostitution within its district. The school's remarkable efforts have earned it a place among the final three contenders for the World's Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity 2023.
On the other hand, Riverside School, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has gained global recognition for its innovative and student-centric approach to education. It is particularly renowned for its I CAN pedagogical model, which has revolutionized the way education is delivered. This international school has secured its position in the final three for the World's Best School Prize for Innovation 2023.
World's best school prizes
The World's Best School Prizes encompass five distinct categories: community collaboration, environmental action, innovation, overcoming adversity, and supporting healthy lives. These awards serve as a platform to honor and celebrate schools worldwide for their exceptional contributions to nurturing the next generation of learners and their vital role in society's progress, especially in the challenging times following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final winners will be determined by an expert judging academy comprised of distinguished leaders from various fields, including academics, educators, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, government representatives, civil society members, and private sector professionals. Their evaluation will be based on a comprehensive set of criteria, ensuring that the most deserving schools are recognized for their outstanding contributions to education and society at large.