IDB and ALAS Foundation recognize innovation in early childhood care in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hillary Clinton, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Alejandro Santo Domingo, president of the ALAS Foundation, will present the ALAS-IDB awards in Washington, DC


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation will announce on Tuesday, May 6 the winners of the second edition of the ALAS-IDB awards, which recognize innovation and excellence in social welfare programs designed to help children under the age of six in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and ALAS Foundation President Alejandro Santo Domingo, will attend the award ceremony, which will be held at the IDB Conference Center (1330 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC). The artist Shakira, who founded ALAS as part of her efforts to champion education, will send a message of congratulations to the winners.

The awards ceremony will be the closing event of the seminar Transforming the Future Starts in Childhood: Innovation and Development in Early Education. The conference will bring together policy-makers, educators, educators, neuroscientists, academics, philanthropists and business leaders. Both events will be open to the public and the media, although registration is required.

ALAS-IDB awards are given in the following categories: best childhood development center, best innovation project, best educator and best publication. More than 700 individuals, schools, non-profits, and government agencies were nominated for this round.

For more information on the ALAS-IDB awards, go to http://goo.gl/70VfMC.



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