The National Institute of Open Schooling, NIOS, has been selected as one of the winners of the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for the programme ‘Enabling education of persons with disabilities through the technology-enabled inclusive learning material, with a focus on Indian Sign Language (ISL) based content’.
The jury highly appreciated this programme in its commitment to working with Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and recognized the value of providing for the unique educational and language needs of PwDs learners by developing teaching content in sign language through a digital mode.
The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize was created in 1989. This Prize rewards the activities of governments or governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) displaying merit and achieving particularly effective results in contributing to the fight for literacy. It gives special consideration to the creation, development and dissemination of mother-tongue languages in developing countries.
The Prize consists of a sum of US $20,000, a silver medal and a diploma.
– Nishant Saurabh