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Mon 14 Mar 2016 12:47 PM

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Meet the Palestinian teacher who won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

A Palestinian primary school teacher who grew up in a refugee camp won a $1 million prize for teaching excellence on Sunday, beating out 8,000 other applicants from around the world

Hanan al-Hroub, who teaches in the West Bank city of al-Bireh just outside Ramallah, was awarded the second annual Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in the city of Dubai.\n\nHanan strives to provide peace in the classroom coupled with attention to individual children’s needs. Her goal is to lend a helping hand to children who have been exposed to any kind of violence and need special care in their first years at school.\n\n(Source: Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize YouTube channel)