Several Egyptians teachers won first, second, and third places in the Microsoft in Education Global Forum which was held in Barcelona from 11 to 14 March, and which celebrated the best 250 projects that would merge technology in teaching and learning processes.
The forum featured the participation of over 1000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries who gathered to learn from each other, share classroom challenges and successes, and to work together to transform education for the 21st century.
The winner projects were announced by the international jury, which comprised a number of experts in both education and technology. The first individual project award went to ElShaimaa Ismail Muharam from Beni-Mazar, Minya, Upper Egypt, as Change Agent category, while the first project on the teamwork level was Tamer Muhammad al-Qadi’s from Alexandria on the Poverty Learn-a-thon category. On the same teamwork level, the Egyptians Rehab al-Khudary from Damietta and Ahmed Darwish from Giza ranked second and third.
The Education Minister, Mahmoud Abul-Nasr, congratulated the Egyptian winner teachers. Through a phone call with the team members who represented Egypt in the forum, the minister—on behalf of all Egypt’s teachers—expressed his pride at their achievement which he described as “unprecedented”.
17 March 2014