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Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale is the winner of The 2020 Global Teacher Prize

Darpan News Desk , 08 Dec, 2020 12:20 AM
  • Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale is the winner of The 2020 Global Teacher Prize

The 2020 Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale for his work in  helping girls from impoverished backgrounds. They all belong to a village school in western India.

He was chosen from 12,000 nominations from over 140 countries around the world. The Indian teacher's win was announced by actor Stephen Fry through a virtual ceremony broadcast from the Natural History Museum in London.

Disale announced that he would half the of the $1 million dollar prize money with the nine other finalists. That $55,000 will go to each of the other nine finalists from countries including Italy, Nigeria, and South Korea.

Disale is the sixth recipients of the award. The award has been established by the Varkey Foundation and is given in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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