Best Teacher In The World
Hanan al-Hroub grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp, Bethlehem, where she was regularly exposed to acts of violence. She went into primary education after her children were left deeply traumatised by a shooting incident they witnessed on their way home from school.
She grew up as a refugee and who now teaches refugee children has been awarded with a $1million (£707,000) global prize for reaching excellence.
“We just want peace; we want our children to enjoy their childhoods in peace.”
The Pope announced Ms al-Hroub – who teaches about non-violence – as the winner in a video message while Prince William also sent his congratulations.
“I feel amazing and I still can’t believe that the Pope said my name,” al-Hroub told The Associated Press. “For an Arab, Palestinian teacher to talk to the world today and to reach the highest peak in teaching could be an example for teachers around the world.”
Ms al-Hroub was one of 10 finalists flown to Dubai for the ceremony. The other finalists for the Varkey Foundation prize were from Australia, Finland, India, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Britain, and the United States.
Source: AJ+ and Global teacher prize