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Escuelas Linux nominated to UNESCO Prize

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#1 Astroboy



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:32 PM

Escuelas Linux, the Bodhi-based educational distribution, has been nominated to the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, in its 2015 edition. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the prize was established in 2005 to reward innovations in teaching and learning that leverage technology to improve educational outcomes.  

It is UNESCO’s only prize in the field of ICT in education and seeks to recognize the organizations and individuals that are embracing ICT as a pedagogical ally and, in turn, make learning more effective.

Two prize winners will be designated by UNESCO’s Director-General on the basis of the recommendations of an international jury. Each winner will receive a diploma and a monetary award (USD 25,000).

The Mexican Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (CONALMEX) endorsed this nomination, as they consider Escuelas Linux “a program that promotes the use of a free and open source software in education and provides a friendly environment for teachers and students, who can enjoy the use of ICT to improve teaching and learning”.

CONALMEX also stated: “This Commission supports the aforementioned proposal, taking into consideration that its development fosters the training of top students in Mexico. The CONALMEX considers that this nomination benefits students and teachers by increasing their skills on the use of ICT's to attain their specific needs”.

Wish us luck once again! ;-)

A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux

#2 eric52



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 02:27 AM

This is significant recognition for an important project that showcases the very best merits that Escuelas, Bodhi and Linux in general have to offer the world.

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#3 Jeff


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 02:02 AM

Very awesome! Good luck!

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