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UNESCO ‘s prestigious award King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize has been awarded to CLIx program of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Instituted in year 2005, King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize is an international recognition. This time, it is given for innovative use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of education. For year 2017, it is awarded to Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx).

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Know more about CLIx
CLIx program aims at improving the chances of students from underserved communities to access secondary and higher education in India. It is running in Rajasthan and has helped in improving learning outcomes in 101 government secondary schools in Rajasthan. This program of TISS is supported by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Trusts.

The CLIx was chosen out of 143 applications from 79 countries. TISS’s CLIx is the only Indian initiative to have been honoured with this award since the time of its institution.

“The UNESCO award to CLIx program of India is a testimony to the efforts being done by all its stakeholders in improving teaching learning practices in our government schools by leveraging on the potential of ICT technology,” said Aanandhi P, State Project Director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of Rajasthan on achieving this award.

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