Varkey Foundation announces the list of Top 50 Finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2020. Three teachers from India are selected as finalists for this million dollar prize.
Indian Teachers among Top 50
- Ranjitsinh Disale, Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Maharashtra
- Shuvajit Payne, Shiksha Niketan Barefoot College, Rajasthan
- Vineeta Garg, SRDAV Public School, Delhi
These are the three Indian teachers selected among the Top 50 Finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2020
In its announcement, Varkey Foundation states, “Our Top 50 come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence. They are all champions for change and are inspiring their students and communities around them.”
Global Teacher Prize was established by Varkey Foundation in 2014. Since then, every year the prize is awarded to one exceptional teacher from around the world who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of teaching. The winning teacher is presented with US $1 million under this award title.
Global Teacher Prize 2019
Last year, Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal, actor and Miss India 1979, was the only Indian selected as Top 10 Finalists from more than 10,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries. In an interview with Brainfeed, she shared her thoughts saying, “What I do is teach, not only in one classroom or in one school or in one state. I want to change the lives of all the children in my country and influence teachers and educationalist worldwide.”
The 2019 winner was Peter Tabichi from Kenya. He is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.
Here are the Top 50 Finalists: