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KWN Award Ceremony 2016 held in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

KWN Award Ceremony 2016 held in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

On September 15th , the KWN Global Awards Ceremony was held in Brazil, the first ever in Latin America and during the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

For this year, there were seven finalist schools from six different countries including Brazil, Hong Kong, Germany, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. After a full day of exploring Rio de Janerio (Sugar Loaf Mountain, Athlete Villages, & The Media Press Center) the main event would be the Awards Ceremony.

The Grand Prix for the Primary Category went to Kowloon Tong School in Hong Kong for their work "the Bigger Picture", a heart warming story that teaches us to look at things beyond our own perspective.

The Grand Prix for the Secondary Category went to Assumption Samutpkarn School in Thailand for their work "Missing Game", an exhilarating video showing us that in our social media consumed world, real moments with real people is most important.

To commemorate its collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee, the Awards Ceremony began with a greeting from its special guest Sir. Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee. Other special guests included, Mr. Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee, Mr. Duane Kale, Governing Board Member of the International Paralympic Committee, Mr. Mark Wallace, the Chief Content Officer of the Olympic Broadcasting Services, Mr. Renato Ciuchini, Chief Commercial Officer, Rio 2016, Mr. Yukihiko Nunomura, Vice Director General, Chief Operating Officer, Tokyo 2020, & Mr. Junichi Kawai, Chairman of Japan Paralympic Committee.

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