Palestinian Wins Teaching Prize and $1 Million
A Palestinian teacher has won an international teaching prize, earning her $1 million dollars.
Hanan Al-Hroub, a teacher from the West Bank, won the Global Teacher Prize on Sunday.
Pope Francis announced the award in a video. He talked about the importance of education and teachers, especially for children who have seen violence.
Pope Francis said teachers were "the builders of peace and unity."
Al-Hroub told the Associated Press:
"I feel amazing and I still can't believe that the Pope said my name ... For an Arab-Palestinian teacher to talk to the world today and to reach the highest peak in teaching could be an example for teachers around the world."
At the award ceremony in Dubai, Al-Hroub told the audience that "teachers could change the world."
Al-Hroub, who grew up in a refugee camp, is a specialist in helping children who have witnessed violence. She teaches at an elementary school in Al-Bireh, near Ramallah in the West Bank.
Al-Hroub says she became interested in teaching when her children saw a shooting on their way home from school. Helping her children recover from that experience made her think about how classrooms can help other children.
Al-Hroub was among 10 finalists. The nine other finalists came from the United States, Pakistan, Kenya, Japan, India, Finland, Australia and Britain.
Al-Hroub had the other finalists stand on stage with her after her speech.
Given to one teacher every year, the Global Teacher Prize is an award that recognizes a teacher who has made a contribution to the teaching profession. The teacher must use new classroom practices and encourage others to become teachers.
The Varkey Foundation gives the award. Its founder, Sunny Varkey, established the GEMS Education company, which has more than 80 schools around the world.
Sunny Varkey said he hoped that Hanan Al-Hroub's story would "inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession."
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1.the highest peak 最高峰
The pearl peak is the highest peak of the world.
2.award ceremony 颁奖仪式；颁奖典礼
An award ceremony will be given in Helsinki on June 15.
3.refugee camp 难民营；难民收容所
A spirit of hopelessness pervaded the refugee camp.
4.made a contribution to 做出...的贡献
He made a material contribution to the work.
1.Al-Hroub, who grew up in a refugee camp, is a specialist in helping children who have witnessed violence.
grew up 成长；逐渐形成
An intimacy grew up between us.
As she grew up,she began to fill her dresses out well.
2.Sunny Varkey said he hoped that Hanan Al-Hroub's story would "inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession."
looking to 寻找；期望；展望
I am looking to be with you soon.
They moved slowly forward, looking to the right and to the left.
Hanan Al-Hroub是一名来自约旦河西岸的教师，周日，她赢得了全球教师奖 。
教皇方济各发布的视频中宣布该奖的最终得主 。他谈到了教育和教师的重要性，尤其是教育那些曾目睹过暴力事件的孩子们的重要性 。
“太吃惊了，我仍然不敢相信教皇念的是我的名字 。今天，巴基斯坦籍教师站在了世界讲台上，登上了教学的最高峰，为全世界的老师做出了榜样 。”
Al-Hroub从小在难民营长大，专为目睹过暴力事件的孩子们提供心理疏导 。她在比雷赫的一所小学任教，学校位于约旦河西岸的拉姆安拉市 。
Al-Hroub称，自己的孩子在放学回家的路上亲历了一次枪杀事件，从那时起她开始对教学产生兴趣 。她帮助孩子从那次可怕的经历中恢复过来，她开始思考如何在教室里帮助其他的孩子 。
Al-Hroub入围决赛的前十名 。其他九位选手分别来自美国、巴基斯坦、肯尼亚、日本、印度、芬兰、澳大利亚和英国 。
“全球教师奖”每年会选出一名教师授予荣誉，奖励那些在教学工作中做出巨大贡献的人 。获奖者必须使用新型课堂实践，并鼓励其他人成为教师 。
Varkey基金会授予这个奖项 。珊妮·瓦尔奇是基金会创始人，他创建了GEMS教育集团公司，在全球建有80多所学校 。
珊妮·瓦尔奇说，他希望Hanan Al-Hroub的事迹能够“鼓舞那些想要进入教师工作领域的人” 。