Mr. Ranjitsinh Disale (India) won the global teacher prize worth one million USD according to the announcement on December 3rd of the organizing committee of Global Teacher Prize 2020.
Ranjitsinh Disale is a primary school teacher in India. In 2009, when he came to work at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi Village, Solapur City, Maharashtra State, he realized he needed to do something to increase the percentage of girls going to school because most girls marry in their adolescence. year. The curriculum is not in the native language (Kannada) that many students cannot learn.
Ranjitsinh learned Kannada language to redesign all 1-4 grade textbooks, QR code all poems, stories, lecture videos, exercises in Kannada language for students to easily learn, can learn even when School is closed.
Ranjitsinh’s actions bring extraordinary results, according to the Global Teacher Prize. Currently, 100% of girls in the village go to school, none of them get married under adolescents. It was also recently awarded the Solapur Best School Award with 85% of its students scoring A on annual exams. A girl in the village graduated from university – something that was considered impossible before Ranjitsinh arrived.
Ranjitsinh then went on to revolutionize the use of QR-coded textbooks across India, taking part in solving many of the real world problems facing his school.
Receiving a $ 1 million prize, Ranjitsinh said she would divide half by 9 teachers in the final top 10, that is, each remaining teacher in the top 10 will receive more than 55,000 USD. Ranjitsinh is the first to do this in the 6-year history of the global teacher award.
This year, in addition to Ranjitsinh Disale, the organizers of the Global Teacher Prize also awarded the $ 45,000 “Covid hero” to British Math teacher Jamie Frost, founder of the free DrFrostMaths program, helping students around the world. have access to Mathematics, even when unable to go to school.
The Global Teacher Prize was founded in 2014 by Varkey Foundation – a global charity fund, founded in 2014. This year, 12,000 candidates from more than 140 countries have submitted applications. Only one excellent teacher received a million USD award from the organizers.
In 2019, this award went to a poor teacher in Kenya, Peter Tabichi, for his material and spiritual contributions to helping poor students to take the international competition.