Global Teacher Prize Gala 2019 edition in Dubai: $1 million prize for Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi

Baku, March 25, AZERTAC

A teacher from Kenya has been awarded the recognition of a lifetime, out of ten finalists from across the globe, according to Gulf News.

Peter Tabichi, a Maths and Physics teacher, won the prestigious award and the attached prize bag worth around Dh3.7 million.

Global Teacher Prize gala is an annual star-studded event in the UAE, where one outstanding educator is awarded $1 million (Dh3.7 million) for extraordinary work in their field.

This year, the event was held at the Atlantis, The Palm on Sunday, March 24.

The Global Teacher Prize was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.

In 2018, Andria Zafirakou from the United Kingdom, won the prestigious award. The event was launched five years ago by the UAE-based non-profit Varkey Foundation.

Finalists were selected from over 10,000 nominees and applications from 179 countries around the world. Apart from these, there have also been tens of thousands of applications for the 33 National Teacher Prizes that have been inspired by the Global Teacher Prize.

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