Last week, Educate!’s co-founders-- Executive Director Boris Bulayev and Global Director of Programs Angelica Towne-- were in Doha, Qatar accepting the 2015 WISE Award, the pre-eminent global education award.
Educate! is a 2015 WISE Award Winner, and Boris and Angelica had the opportunity to present Educate!’s award-winning model to Summit attendees, as well as participate in a panel on the importance of skills-based education for youth and how to prepare a generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
First lady Michelle Obama was in attendance, as well as hundreds of global education experts and leading innovators in the field.
For Angelica, one of the most inspiring moments of the Summit was listening to the First Lady’s speech: (She spoke) “about the power of education to give students a future their dreams couldn't even reach. She spoke of education taking her from a lower income apartment to the White House.”
We’re honored to have been part of such an amazing event! To see more highlights from the Summit, check out our Twitter feed and watch videos of some of the keynote speeches here: http://www.wise-qatar.org/summit.