Two Indian teachers have been shortlisted for this year’s Global Teacher Prize. One of them is Satyam Mishra who is a mathematics teacher from Bhagalpur in Bihar, and the second is Meghana Musunuri, social studies, English, and math teacher from Hyderabad.
The Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO has organized the Global Teacher Prize. Over 8,000 nominations and applications have received from 121 countries.
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On Thursday, the shortlist announced has the top 50 names vying for the prestigious prize with 1-million USD prize money that can usher in big changes in the work being done by the award winner.
As per the official release, “UNESCO is a proud partner of the Global Teacher Prize, which has done so much to highlight teachers’ transformational role in young people’s lives,” said Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO.
Moreover, she added that “Inspirational teachers and extraordinary students alike deserve recognition for their commitment to education amid the learning crisis we see today.”