Despite facing many hurdles, some teachers in Morocco continue to inspire and motivate through their excellent methods and winning presence.
Rabat – The British Varkey Foundation has nominated a Moroccan teacher, Charif Hamidi, for the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2019.
The nomination is an acknowledgement of Hamidi’s efforts to promote education and improve standards for underprivileged children in Morocco, according to Varkey Foundation.
The London-based foundation selects 50 nominees from around the world based on their endeavors to develop educational programs and projects in developing countries.
Thanks to his ambitious and innovative Education 4.0 or Ed4.0 projects, Charif Hamidi, 29, will contest for the “Best Teacher of the Year 2019” award, with the possibility of earning a $1 million cash prize should he make the final cut.
According to the World Economic Forum, Education 4.0 is a social enterprise that leverages fourth industrial revolution technologies across young populations to empower them, develop their creativity and cognitive skills, and prepare them for future labor markets.
Hamidi has also contributed to education through another promising project that aimed to set up libraries to promote reading and encourage young people to exchange books and start further local libraries.
Varkey Foundation released the list of the top 50 finalists nominated for the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. The list includes candidates from the United Kingdom, the US, India, Brazil, the Netherlands, Senegal, France, Belgium, Uruguay, Lebanon, and Malawi.
But nomination for the prestigious prize is not the first time that an international audience acknowledges and applauds the Moroccan teacher’s devotion to his job as well as his positive social impact on his environment and students.
Charif Hamidi has appeared on the Forbes Middle East 2018 Arab 30 under 30 list as an Arab high-achiever who had an impact in education.
The list included social entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, celebrities. and intellectuals.