Bill Gates Reveals Global Teacher Prize Awardees, Includes Andria Zafirakou of UK

From the latest announcement made by Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates, he revealed that one of the recipients of the global teaching award is from the United Kingdom, named Andria Zafirakou.

Andria is one of the final 10 awardees who hail from northern London.

From the shared news information online through bbc.com, it revealed that tech tycoon Bill Gates announced that one of the lucky recipients for the global teaching award is Andria Zafirakou of United Kingdom (UK).

According to Gates, education serves as the “master of switch” to the lives of many people and improvement of the society.

Based on the information, all the 10 chosen teachers who are part of the Global Teacher Prize will be receiving an amount of $1 million. This kind of recognition is under the project of Varkey Foundation and they are very strict when it comes to choosing the winners.

Andria is a teacher for art and textile at the Alperton Community School in North London and teaching those underprivileged young students, which made her a strong candidate for the nomination of Global Teacher Prize.

“By getting pupils to open up about their home lives, I discovered that many of my students come from crowded homes where multiple families share a single property,” Mrs. Zafirakou said as quoted by the news online.

“Others could not participate in extra-curricular activities after school because they had to take on parental responsibilities like collecting their brothers and sisters from other schools,” she added in her explanation.

The nominations for this courageous teacher from UK truly proved her worth and dedication because they consider her as a phenomenal leader as well as a teacher.

According from the reported online news information also, over 30,000 teachers are part of the nominations and coming from almost 173 nations worldwide. The 10 lucky awardees came from UK, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Colombia, among others.

 

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