The Varkey Foundation has opened the nomination period for the lucrative Global Teacher Prize, which was founded to discover and celebrate incredible teachers from around the world.
The nomination and application was announced by Astronaut Thomas Pesquet when he announced Maggie MacDonnell as the winner of the 2017 prize from the International Space Station.
He said “all of the human journey, from the invention of the wheel to the launch of the space station, it all happened on earth. It’s our only home and none of these giant leaps would have been possible without teachers.”
The application and nomination period opens today and closes on 8th October 2017. The winner will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, March 2018 following the selection and celebration of the Top 50 Finalists and, following that, the Top 10 teachers!
Apply here : http://www.globalteacherprize.org/application/
The Global Teacher Prize was launched in 2014 by the Varkey GEMS Foundation to celebrate the best teachers around the world- those who inspire their students and the communities around them. It seeks to do for education what the Nobel Prize has done for science, literature, and peace by focussing on uplifting the valuable contributions that teachers make every day to establish a flourishing global society.
In 2015, Kenyan Jacque Kahura was selected amongst the 10 finalists from thousands of applicants who had entered the competition in August 2014.
Mrs Kahura was the only African who unsuccessfully sought the final approval, the accompanying fame and hefty prize.