The Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai witnessed a star studded red carpet with Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan – who also payed a tribute to the teachers at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.
The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 Maggie McDonnell, lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic.
Ranbir Kapoor at ceremony remembered his favourite teacher. “My favourite was my Hindi teacher. I loved his patience and encouragement. He made me a confident person and I will always be grateful for it all my life.”
“You can never disregard the contribution of teachers in a society. Some of the teachers don’t even have blackboards or a classroom to reach, but they still persevere,” he added.
The Varkey Foundation founded the Global Teacher Prize to shine a spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over the world.
The foundation believes every child deserves a vibrant, stimulating learning environment that awakens and supports their full potential.
The foundation believes nothing is more important to achieving this than the passion and quality of teachers. They support global teaching capacity and seed excellence and innovation in the next generation of educators.
For more info https://www.varkeyfoundation.org