A Bangladeshi teacher, Shahnaz Parvin, received 'Global Teachers' Prize-2017' along with 49 others on the second day of the '5th Global Education and Skills Forum' held in United Arab Emirates (UAE), says UNB news agency.
Shahanaz, a teacher of Sherpur Upazila Sadar Model Government Primary School in Bogra, received the award at the conference where education minister Nurul Islam Nahid was also present, according to a PID handout.
Maggie MacDonald of Canada secured the top position among the winners.
Education ministers from 40 countries, educationists, planners, teachers and high official concerned of 140 countries participated in the event.
Shahanaz was born in a remote village in Bogra.
She saw how in her society girls were discouraged from receiving education and endured insults from neighbours, as well as economic hardship.
Beginning with a private school that she and some other women started, she threw herself into educating others, later moving on to a state primary school and becoming more qualified.
While many children in Bangladesh have to drop out of school to work, the dropout rate has been vastly reduced by Shahanaz’s teaching methods.
Her education methods emphasise technology and multimedia applications.
Earlier, Shahanaz was also conferred two national awards--the Upazilla Best Teacher in 2010 and Best Female Teacher in 2013.
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