Sister Zeph, a Pakistani teacher who established a school for underprivileged children at the age of 13, has won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2023. The $1 million award, the largest of its kind, was presented to her in collaboration with UNESCO and Dubai Cares.
Sister Zeph, chosen from over 7,000 nominees worldwide, has dedicated 26 years to providing free education to more than 200 children.
The award ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, featured speakers like Nile Rodgers and highlighted the UNESCO and Teacher Taskforce Global Report on Teachers, emphasizing the need for 44 million additional teachers globally by 2030.
Sister Zeph plans to use the prize funds to build a school for underprivileged children and create a shelter for orphans.
The event also recognized the top 10 finalists for the Global Student Prize 2023. The Global Teacher Prize aims to celebrate exceptional teachers and acknowledge the critical role they play in society.
Via: Gulf Today