• Mamoura British Academy makes final 3 for the $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes 2023
September 12, 2023: Mamoura British Academy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which is empowering its students and transforming communities through sustainability, has been named a Top 3 finalist for the World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action as the nation prepares to host COP28. The $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes, founded last year by T4 Education in collaboration with Accenture, American Express, Yayasan Hasanah, and the Lemann Foundation, are the world’s most prestigious education prizes.
The five World’s Best School Prizes - for Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives - celebrate schools everywhere for the pivotal role they play in developing the next generation of learners and for their enormous contribution to society’s progress, especially in the wake of COVID. The Prizes were established to share the best practices of schools that are transforming the lives of their students and making a real difference to their communities.
The winners of the five Prizes will be chosen by an expert Judging Academy based on rigorous criteria. In addition, T4 Education has launched a new Community Choice Award this year – open to the 15 schools that make up the Top 3 finalists across all five World’s Best School Prizes – and given to the one school that inspires the most support in a Public Vote, which opened today. The winner of the Community Choice Award will receive membership to T4 Education’s new Best School to Work programme, an independent, evidence-based mechanism to certify schools for their culture and help them transform their working environment to attract and retain the best teachers.
Jill Huntley, Managing Director – Global Corporate Citizenship, at Accenture, said:
“I want to congratulate Mamoura British Academy on being named a Top 3 finalist for the World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action 2023. This great honour recognises the Academy for the work it has done to safeguard our planet’s future and I hope educators everywhere will be inspired by the example of this outstanding school.”
“Accenture is proud to be a part of T4 Education’s initiative in empowering the next generation to tackle global sustainability challenges with new technologies and innovative practices.”
Vikas Pota, Founder of T4 Education and the World’s Best School Prizes, said:
“Congratulations to Mamoura British Academy in the UAE on making the final 3 for the World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action 2023 just as the nation prepares to host COP28. You, and your fellow finalists, have inspired me with the leadership, vision and culture you have fostered and for the exceptional teaching and learning environment you have built.
As the world seeks to tackle a deepening education crisis, you light the path to a better future. It’s time for governments everywhere to listen to your voice and learn from your expertise.”