Tony Blair Faith Foundation Education Director, Annika Small wins outstanding achievement award
On Thursday evening, Annika Small, Director of Education at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, won the ‘Outstanding achievement in ICT education award’ at the BETT Awards. This is the most prestigious and sought-after accolade for educational technology suppliers. Organised by Emap, Becta and BESA (the British Educational Suppliers Association), the BETT Awards recognise and celebrate the best and most innovative technology solutions available for UK classrooms.
The award was in recognition of her work as former Chief Executive of Futurelab, a leading research and development centre for educational technology.
Annika Small continues to be at the cutting edge of educational innovation. Face to Faith, our global schools programme is now linking young people from 15 countries, including India, Singapore, Lebanon, UK, Canada and Pakistan through video conferences and an online community. They are building real connections across different cultures and faiths. Through firsthand, direct encounter the students are breaking down barriers, increasing understanding, and guarding against prejudice and extremism. “It is so much more interesting to hear directly from those of another religion than simply reading about them in a book. “said one Face to Faith student from New Delhi
Annika also pioneers our Faith and Globalisation Initiative, bringing together a global network of universities to help emerging and current leaders to understand the major trends in faith and globalisation.
Everyone at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation is very proud of her achievement and excited to see where her commitment to technology and innovation will take us.
Ruth Turner, Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation said: “This is a much-deserved recognition of Annika’s talent and achievements. She’s truly a pioneer in using technology and creative approaches to enable meaningful education on an international scale. The Foundation is lucky to have Annika as part of our team and we, and the schools engaged in our Face to Faith programme, are benefitting enormously from her innovation"