Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured on Sunday Maggie MacDonnell, the winner of Global Teacher Prize.
The prize is organised annually by Varkey Foundation in Dubai. In one of the world s most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, Maggie McDonnell is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community.
In a televised message, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Maggie MacDonnell – on behalf of all Canadians – on winning the Global Teacher Prize 2017.
He thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his support to education in the UAE and the whole world.
The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic.
Maggie McDonnell has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of her students and everyone in Salluit. She is a deserving winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2017.
The honouring ceremony, held at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs; Irina Bokova: Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Sunny Varkey, Chairman of Varkey Foundation, and a number of local and international educational figures.