Established in 2005 and supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain, UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education annually rewards individuals and organizations that use digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and overall education performance.
As of 2020, more than 800,000 learners enrolled in the “One College Student Per Village” programme in 1,513 learning centres, covering 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) in China. The programme has offered a total of 29 junior college and undergraduate majors (orientations) and trained over 530,000 graduates. Having trained a large number of applied practical talents for new rural construction and Rural Revitalisation, the programme has played a positive role in narrowing the regional and urban-rural gap, promoting educational equity, serving the construction of lifelong learning education system for the whole people, and helping to fight a decisive battle against poverty. In the future, the programme will upgrade its information technology, intensify the use of artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and other modern information technology means, cultivate more local talents, and continue to aid rural revitalisation.