Winner Of Global Teacher Prize Donates Half Of $1 Million Prize Money To Fellow Nominees

December 4, 2020

Indian village teacher Ranjitsinh Disale, who transformed the life chances of young girls at the Zilla Parishad Primary School, has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

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Ranjitsinh Disale / Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is awarded to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. This year's top 10 were selected from over 12,000 applications and nominations from over 140 countries around the world.

Disale, 32, emerged a winner for his efforts to promote girls' education and for encouraging a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.

In his winning speech, Disale made the announcement that he will share half the prize money with his fellow top 10 finalists, resulting in the other nine finalists receiving just over $55,000 each.

This is the first time in the Global Teacher Prize's six year history that the winner has shared the prize money with other finalists.

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