Top 50 Shortlist Announced for US $1Million Global Teacher Prize 2017


December 13th 2016

The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017 are announced today at Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding […]

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Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub Returns Home to Palestine

Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub

March 17th 2016

“Education is a human right and it is the right of our children to live their childhood in peace.”–Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner Global Teacher Prize Winner, Hanan Al Hroub, was received a hero’s welcome yesterday when she returned home to Palestine. A welcome ceremony was held for Hanan in the West […]

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The World Celebrates 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub

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March 16th 2016

On the 13th of March 2016, Hanan Al Hroub, a primary school teacher in Palestine was announced by Pope Francis as the 2016 winner of the Global Teacher Prize. She went into primary education after her children were left deeply traumatised by a shooting incident they witnessed on their way home from school. Hanan embraces […]

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The Global Teacher Prize Red Carpet & Gala


March 13th 2016

As soon as the Global Teacher Prize Ceremony was over it was time to head to the Global Teacher Prize Gala where our Winner, Hanan Al Hroub, Top 10 Finalists and many celebrities walked the red carpet. Here are some highlights tweeted in from our fans as we celebrate The Global Teacher Prize Winner, Hanan […]

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Pope Francis Announces 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner

Pope Francis Announces the Global Teacher Prize Winner

March 13th 2016

Pope Francis announced the 2016 Winner of the Global Teacher Prize in a ceremony held in Dubai on the 13th of March, 2016. Congratulations to the winner Hanan Al Hroub. Learn more about her incredible story here. Watch the video of the announcement below.

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