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Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
15 March 2016

Statement by UNICEF Special Representative to the State of Palestine June Kunugi
on Palestinian teacher winning global award

EAST JERUSALEM, 15 March 2016 -"I join many others today in conveying warm and sincere congratulations to Hanan Al-Hroub for being awarded with the prestigious Global Teacher Prize.

"It is a welcome affirmation of the difference teachers can make and the value and importance of the teaching profession. Ms. Al-Hroub's enduring commitment to Palestinian children's education and non-violence in school is an inspiration to us all.

"Despite the tense environment she lives in, Al-Hroub embraced the ideal and practice of non-violence, and promoted an approach that focuses on active learning through playing and rewarding positive behaviour".

"Al Hroub adopted this approach after her own children suffered psychological distress following a shooting they witnessed on their way home from school."


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