HUGHES Distance Learning Project in Amazon Wins WISE Award Brazilian initiative wins as best project in innovation category

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, informed that its Brazilian operating unit, Hughes do Brasil, will receive the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award for the distance learning project developed for the Education Department of the State of Amazonas (SEDUC-AM). The WISE Award, granted by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, recognizes the best initiatives globally in the area of education.

The Brazilian project delivers interactive distance learning over satellite to more than 20,000 students in 700 classrooms across 300 schools in the State of Amazonas, and was one of six laureates chosen from 588 entries. The WISE Awards aim to showcase pioneering, education-related projects at a worldwide level that foster distinctive, cross-educational collaboration. This is the sixth award received by the project.