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Hungary’s innovative child development initiatives awarded

The winners have developed programs for more than 300,000 children and 70,000 parents nationwide.

In addition to finding and recognizing good practices, the Edisonplatform aims to bring together companies, developers and parents to create new collaborations and programs that reach as many children as possible.

Out of a total of 100 candidates on the Edison100 list, recognition in the 8 + 1 category was earned by participants who develop the knowledge and skills of preschoolers and primary school students in an innovative and future-friendly way. 

The winners of the award ceremony were decided by a professional jury, while the audience award was decided by an audience vote — 41,536 votes were received this year.

“The diversity of the winners shows that reading doesn’t have to be boring; you can also love math or just that you can find your way back to nature with digital tools,” Rita Veres, strategic manager at Edisonplatform said.

Heroes’ Square Foundation (Hősök Tere Alapítvány), Bookr Kids, Meerkat Occupation (Szurikáta Foglalkozás), Indahouse Hungary, Wolf Cub Youth Association (Farkaskölyök Ifjúsági Egyesület), Magic Paws (Varázsmancsok), Simpler Childhood (Egyszerűbb Gyermekkor), Bear Math (Medve Matek) and Inspirations #DareToCreate (Inspirációk #MERJALKOTNI) took home awards at the ceremony at the Ludwig Museum.

The awards ceremony also announced the second challenge of the EdisonKids program to be implemented in collaboration with the Ludwig Museum and Barabási Lab. 

Overview of the winners:

Heroes’ Square Foundation (Hősök Tere Alapítvány) seeks a world where we dare to stand up and do for ourselves and others every day.

Bookr Kids aims to spend your children’s time using smart devices with valuable and interesting content.

Meerkat Occupation (Szurikáta Foglalkozás) serves to integrate, sensitize, and educate type-1 diabetic children who require immediate and lifelong insulin treatment.

Indahouse Hungary supports the life of minor, disadvantaged children living in the Encs micro-region. 

Wolf Cub Youth Association (Farkaskölyök Ifjúsági Egyesület) is committed to promoting the importance of an environmentally conscious lifestyle, sports, media awareness, and natural lifestyles.

Magic Paws (Varázsmancsok) provides dog therapy sessions for preschool and elementary school children.

Simpler Childhood (Egyszerűbb Gyermekkor) started in Hungary in 2012 and provides a family response to overconsumption.

Bear Math (Medve Matek) promotes mathematics and works to break down negative attitudes toward the subject.

Inspirations #DareToCreate (Inspirációk #MERJALKOTNI) became this year’s audience award, The program inspires young people to create.

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