Winner will be awarded on March 19 in Dubai Prince Harry of Wales pays tribute to the work of teachers
Dubai: The ten finalists for the $1-million Global Teacher Prize were revealed on Wednesday, with the winner to be awarded on March 19 in Dubai.
Established by the Varkey Foundation, the prize is awarded under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The finalists are listed on www.globalteacherprize.org. In a video message, Prince Harry of Wales paid tribute to the work of teachers around the world on the occasion of the announcement of the finalists.
Last year, Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub won the prize for her adaptation of using playtime in the classroom as a way of reaching out and educating children in strife-torn communities.
This year, two UAE-based teachers were included in the top 50 shortlisted candidates. However, there are no UAE-based teachers among the ten finalists. The prize committee will look for evidence that applicants meet certain criteria, such as achieving student learning outcomes in the classroom and achievements in the wider community that provide models of excellence for the teaching profession, among others.