Global Youth Mobilization funded project “WoW – Wheels of Wisdom” wins 15th EIFL Library Innovation Award

We are so excited to announce that “WoW-Wheels of Wisdom”, a GYM Local Solutions funded project in Bangladesh, is one of three winners of the 15th EIFL Library Innovation Award. EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

WoW is a youth-led mobile library project that uses three-wheeled vans with books and an internet connection to promote the continued learning of children in the face of education disruptions, as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of this project WoW has used three mobile libraries to distribute over 5 600 books to 4 300 children and has provided them with more than 21 000 hours of internet access from their mobile hotspots.

Congratulations to the WoW team! Read more about WoW-Wheels of Wisdom on the Grow Your Reader website.

To read EIFL’s full article on the WoW project here.

Latest news

The Transforming Education Summit, which brought together world leaders to address the global education crises that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, concluded on 19 September 2022 in New York. The summit was an answer to the Our Common Agenda report, that calls for more inclusive and effective cooperation in response to arising global issues for the next 25 years. During the summit the Secretary General’ s Youth Envoy and youth activists presented the Youth Declaration that looks at the disproportionate impact of education inequity for students in low- and middle-income countries.