Palestinian teacher wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Zeeshan Akbar DUBAI: A Palestinian primary school teacher won a $1 million ‘Global Teacher Prize’ on Sunday during a ceremony in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hana al-Hroub, grew up in a refugee camp and educates her students about nonviolence won a $1 million prize for teaching excellence on Sunday, beating out 8,000 other applicants from around the world. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian primary school teacher at Samiha Khalil High School in the West Bank city of al-Bireh just outside Ramallah. She was excited when Pope Francis announced her name in a video message after he talked about the importance of education and teachers. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the prize to al-Hroub, “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.” She told The Associated Press that she will use the million-dollar prize money to create scholarships for students who excel in order to encourage them to choose careers in teaching. Al-Hroub was among 10
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