Every year, The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize honours the world’s most impactful teachers and this year, they had Hollywood A-lister Hugh Jackman announced the top ten finalists of the prestigious accolade.
Hugh Jackman’s heart warming message about teachers
In a four-minute-long video released by The Global Teacher Prize, the X-Men star shared some of his fondest memories claiming teachers as “superheroes” when he was young. He said, “When I was a kid, there were lots of superheroes that I wanted to be. But I can tell you right now, from where I stand, with all my experience, the real superheroes are teachers. They’re the ones that change the world.”
Special message for Sheikh Mohammed and Sunny Varkey
One of Dubai’s most prominent industrialists and the philanthropist behind the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize , Sunny Varkey was honoured in the video for giving teachers “a powerful celebration” for their commitment to education, alongside His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, for helping the accolade become a “shining beacon to teachers around the world.”
Massive concert to honour 2019 Dubai Global Teacher Prize finalists this March
Saturday, 23rd March will mark the inaugural Global Teacher Prize concert, headlined by UK pop stars Liam Payne, Rita Ora and Little Mix. The concert is set to take place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, where the top ten finalists of the 2019 Dubai Global Teacher Prize will be hosted live on stage to share their inspirational stories.
Click here to see this year’s Dubai Global Teacher Prize finalists.