Nepal, South Africa and Venezuela to receive UN education prize

UNESCO Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

Three institutions in Nepal, South Africa and Venezuela will be recognized for supporting and improving teachers' effectiveness in developing countries, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In Nepal, the Rato Bangala Foundation, a non-governmental organization provides training programmes to primary and secondary school teachers.

Meanwhile, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

As for Venezuela's Banco del Libro, an exchange centre for used books, it has been promoting reading and children's literature in Latin America.

The UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize of $ USD 270,000 is awarded every two years with funding from Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of Dubai.

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