A teacher in Abu Dhabi was included in the list of 50 best applicants for the world teacher prize of 1 million dollars.
Ravid Hashem, physical education and health teacher at the Al Moatasem Public School for Boys in Baniyas, Abu Dhabi, UAE, is preparing for the competition for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize in 2019.
The teachers included in the list of candidates, who were taken from more than 10,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries of the world.
“The Global Teacher Prize is awarded by the
Varkey Foundation Global under the patronage of
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. [First awarded in 2015], it has been gaining strength thanks to the 2018 award, which was attended by over 30,000 applications and nominations, ” as per the foundation’s website.
In a press release published, the foundation stated that “ Hashem works in a remote school around 40km away from the capital and close to a nomadic tribal environment. He decided to pursue his hopes of studying and got the first doctorate in his particular field in the UAE. Since then Hashem has contributed to the teaching profession by equipping non-traditional learning environments to improve students’ learning levels through mobility. “
Hashem won the Mohammad Bin Zayed Award for Best Gulf Teacher in 2018, and also received the UAE medal in 2015 from Sheikh Mohammed [Bin Rashid Al Maktoum].