Germany, S. Korea earn UNESCO honors

Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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PARIS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Projects from Germany and South Korea will share $50,000 for separate work merging information and communications technology with education, UNESCO said.

Using the theme, "Educating youth for responsible global digital citizenship," Germany won for its project designed to increase young people's awareness of safe Internet navigation and South Korea won for addressing growing concerns of online bullying and harassment, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said Monday in a release.

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, will present the two winning entries -- Germany's "Internet ABC Project" and South Korea's "InfollutionZERO" -- with their 2011 UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa Prize during a ceremony Nov. 20 during a ceremony at the agency's headquarters in Paris.

The prize, begun in 2005, is funded by Bahrain and is awarded to individuals, institutions or non-governmental organizations for their use of information and communications technology in enhancing learning, teaching and overall educational performance, the United Nations said. Winning projects from this year's competition were selected from 51 entrants representing 39 countries.

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