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The Global Teacher Prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impact of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.

Join the Global Teacher Community to network with other teachers, meet previous prize winners and finalists, and access teaching resources and events.

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2023 Global Teacher Prize Winner
Sister Zeph

Pakistani teacher Sister Zeph, who founded her own school for underprivileged children in the courtyard of her home at just 13, has been named the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2023, organised in collaboration with UNESCO and in strategic partnership with Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic organisation. 

Meet our Top 10 and Top 50 Finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2023!

Our Finalists come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence. They are all champions for change and are inspiring their students and communities around them, please join us in congratulating them!

2023 Global Student Prize Winner
Nhial Deng

South Sudanese refugee Nhial Deng, empowered over 20,000 refugees in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya through peacebuilding, education, and entrepreneurship programmes, as well as creating a safe space for young people to heal from their trauma. Nhial has been named the winner of the Global Student Prize 2023. The US$100,000 sister award to the Global Teacher Prize is given to one exceptional student who has made a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers, and on society beyond.

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