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The global teacher prize is organized by Varkey Foundation the Global Teacher Prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them. In 2013, the Varkey Foundation commissioned Populus, the leading research and strategy consultancy, to gather in-depth opinions from 21 countries to explore attitudes about the teaching profession; teachers’ salaries; students’ attitudes towards educators and how participants rated their own education systems.

 In the prize’s inaugural year, there were over 5,000 entries from 127 countries which generated a huge amount of media interest. Reporting around the world has been tremendously supportive of the shortlisted teachers while a host of high profile endorsers have included Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abduallah of Jordan, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair have been very vocal in their support.

The Global Teacher Prize is awarded by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Every year since then, the Global Teacher Prize has been going from strength to strength with the 2018 Prize bringing in over 30,000 applications and nominations.

Global award have it requirement and criteria and you can click on the link to know more about the scheme. 


As at now the application for 2019 Global Prize Teacher has closed now.

The 2018 Global Prize winner Andria Zafirakou won the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize – the first UK teacher to win the prestigious award. She was an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School in Brent, north-west London,

List of previous winners


List of top ten  Global prize award Kenya was able to make a cut.

Which is going to come off today 5pm 

Venue: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

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