Global Teacher Prize Portugal
TOGETHER RECOGNISING WHO TEACHES TO KNOW!
The Global Teacher Prize was created based on the assumption and undeniable belief that quality education has the power to promote social mobility and reduce inequalities and conflicts. All over the world, teachers work every day to provide education to children and youngsters. Thus, we realise that, in addition to their students and the importance they have in their lives, the recognition of the teaching profession also has a significant importance in their motivations. In 2013, a study by the Varkey Foundation showed that, in many countries, the status of the teaching profession has dropped significantly. This was why Global Teacher Prize was established, as a response to these figures and with the purpose of creating greater recognition and appreciation of the teaching profile and profession.
The Global Teacher Prize Portugal arises from the challenge made by the Varkey Foundation to launch local prizes in several countries, always with the purpose of accelerating the process of valuing the teaching profession across the world, as a driver of change, development, transformation and adaptation to a renewed Education.
GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE PORTUGAL
The progress of a country is measured by the quality of its education. Investing in education, in such a challenging time, with so many great changes, is investing in our children, in our families, in the country's quality of life, in the economy, in development and, above all, in the happiness of our children. Sharing ideas and experiences is a way of finding new solutions.
The prize, worth €30,000, is given annually to a selected teacher in recognition of his/her exceptional work with students and extraordinary contribution to the profession.