Teacher Impact Awards 2024 Honors Educators Across 3 Continents

Teacher Impact Awards 2024 Honors Educators Across 3 Continents

On June 22, 2024, the global spotlight shone brightly on educators as the Teacher Impact Awards 2024 concluded its fourth annual celebration of teaching excellence. Hosted by Surasaa, the pioneering career growth platform for teachers, this year’s event transcended borders, bringing together educators from three continents to recognize their profound contributions to education and society. The awards ceremony not only acknowledged the dedication and impact of teachers but also underscored their pivotal role in shaping future generations.

Joshua Obazeiki, an esteemed educator from Nigeria was crowned the winner at the Teacher Impact Awards 2024 and was subsequently awarded a cash prize of INR 3 lakhs. Two runner-up positions were awarded to Salma Rashid from Saudi Arabia and Orcilla Giliomee from South Africa, who received cash prizes of INR 2 lakhs and INR 1 lakh respectively. Furthermore, the remaining 7 out of the top 10 impact creators were awarded INR 50,000 each. 

Celebrating the success of teachers, Rishabh Khanna, Founder & CEO of Suraasa, shared, “Every teacher is already a winner. At Suraasa, we are honoured and grateful to be able to facilitate the respect and recognition that they deserve. It brings me immense happiness to see the growing number of participants each year at Teacher Impact Awards. Congratulations to everyone who participated — You are the teaching superstars.”

Joshua Obazeiki, the winner of the 2024 edition of the Teacher Impact Awards, also shared his joy as he quipped, “This is more than I expected. This is amazing. I am so happy that people are inspired by my story. Thank you Suraasa for giving teachers this platform.“ 

The participating teachers sent their submissions from across the world through video stories, highlighting their moments of growth and impact. They were evaluated on five key criteria — their areas of impact on their respective communities, their teaching skills with a focus on quality of supporting evidence, their professional and personal growth and vision for the future. The evaluation was conducted by an esteemed panel of judges, comprising school leaders and educationists from the USA, UAE and India. 

The initiative is a part of Suraasa’s long-term commitment to continuing its efforts in highlighting and celebrating teachers and their outstanding work. The focus of the event was to strengthen the perception towards teaching as a profession by conveying its social, emotional, professional and financial rewards.

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