2016 Global Teacher Prize Has Been Won by the Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub


The prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp. She was honored with the award at a ceremony held in Dubai for her outstanding contribution to the profession. She has beaten other nine including India’s Robin Chaurasiya, who runs a not-for-profit school in Mumbai for girls from the city’s red light district of Kamatipura.

About Hanan Al Hroub

  • She is serving as teacher at the Samiha Khalil High School in Al-Bireh, Palestine.
  • To overcome tense environments of the region under the shadow of the Israel-Palestine conflict she uses a specialist approach in her school.
  • And her approach has helped a lot to decline violent behaviour in schools where it was a frequent occurrence.
  • She has described all this in detail in her book ‘We Play and Learn’.
  • Her colleagues are also inspired from her to review the way they teach and their classroom management strategies.

About Global Teacher Prize

  • The Global Teacher Prize was founded in 2014 by Sunny Varkey, Kerala-born entrepreneur and educational philanthropist.
  • Every year it identifies one excellent teacher who has made an outstanding involvement to the profession.
  • It is also based on significant role played by teachers in the society.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 15, 2016