Trivandrum: Government Higher Secondary School, Areekode in Malappuram district has won the first ever K Sabarish Memorial School Wiki Award, constituted by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), for recognizing the best effort in the School Wiki portal.
GVHSS, Vakeri in Wayanad district secured the Second prize and Govt Model HSS, Venganoor in Thiruvananthapuram district bagged the 3rd prize, in the State level competition.
School Wiki was launched in 2009 by KITE (erstwhile IT@School), in a Wikipedia model to foster a culture of collaborative learning in over 10,000 schools in Kerala. School Wiki, which is completely in Malayalam, is the largest and most comprehensive educational repository among all regional languages in India. School Wiki features the entire set of literary works of students from State Kalolsavam from 2017 onwards. In addition to that, the unique portal also features exclusive pages for over 15,000 schools, with their historical, geographical information, eminent alumni, School websites, School Map, Blogs, various clubs and forums, Class Magazines, supporting images and videos. Currently, there are over 26,952 members in the portal which has over 16,047 articles. School Wiki has been honoured with several accolades over the years including the Stockholm Challenge Award in 2010 and Social Media for Empowerment Award in 2017.
Late K Sabarish, who was the Master Trainer Co-ordinator of KITE in Malappuram District, was the lead anchor in implementing the concept of School Wiki for Kerala schools and the first School Wiki Award 2018 is in memorial of Sabarish.
The first prize winner would get a Trophy, an appreciation letter along with Rs.1 Lakh cash award, while the second and third prize winners would get Rs.50,000/- and Rs.25,000/- respectively. District level first and second prize winners would be awarded Rs.10,000/- & Rs.5,000/- along with a trophy and appreciation letter.
“Minister for Education, Prof. C Raveendranath would hand over the School Wiki 2018 awards to the winners on 4th October at Malappuram”, said K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of KITE. The complete list of award winning schools and pages are available on www.schoolwiki.in.
Kerala IT News