Palestinian woman awards for teaching non-violence through play


A Palestinian teacher’s efforts to promote non-violence has won her international recognition when she was awarded a prestigious global teaching award.
Hanan al-Hroub, 43, won $1 million as part of the Global Teacher Prize awarded by U.K.-based education charity Varkey Foundation.

“In a society torn apart by conflict where children are regularly exposed to violence, Hanan is building trust and supporting children suffering psychological trauma – from the heart of her classroom,”

said the Varkey Foundation as it announced the prize on social media.
In her victory speech Hroub, who grew up in a Bethlehem refugee camp, said that her and the other teachers who made the top 10 shortlist have the power to “change the future.” Hroub, who works in primary education, told Anadolu Agency in February that she promotes non-violence through playing.
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