Lyfta won two prestigious awards at the Reimagine Education Awards, known as the Oscars of Education, pipping to the post esteemed colleagues from Harvard University, Imperial College, and Century Tech.
Co-Founders Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit
Over 1,500 education innovators from 84 countries submitted their projects in 16 award categories. The shortlisted applicants showcased their innovations to a global audience of 650 educational leaders at the 2019 Reimagine Education Conference. The winners were announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 10 December.
Lyfta was first awarded the Gold Award in the category, 'ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching', with the project Broadening horizons and nurturing social emotional skills for autistic children.
Upon winning their categories, 12 of the Gold Award winners qualified for the grand final. An expert jury then selected two of the teams for further awards at the Grand Finale Ceremony at the end of the night.
Pipping to the post esteemed colleagues from Harvard University, The Open University, Imperial College, and Century Tech, Lyfta went on to win the overall Edtech Award, which came with a prize of $25,000 from sponsors, Amazon Web Services.
"We are delighted to win these awards and would like to thank our phenomenal team, the wonderful teachers we work with, and the incredible humans who share their stories on Lyfta's platform. Special thanks to Helena Morrissey and her then school Elms Bank for using Lyfta so comprehensively and sharing their amazing stories with us.We believe that it is more important than ever to nurture children with empathy, global awareness & critical thinking, and we are delighted to be doing that with thousands of teachers across Finland, the UK and beyond."