Changing lives through education

We work to build the status of teachers.

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About the Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

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About the Global Student Prize

The Global Student Prize is a US$100,000 award presented to an exceptional student, making a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and on society beyond.


Keishia Thorpe 2021

Keishia Thorpe, who has opened up college education for low-income, first-generation American, immigrant and refugee students, has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2021.

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This is what the world thinks and feels about education

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News, views and opinion from the Varkey Foundation

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Class of Covid-19

A global initiative to give the ‘Class of COVID-19’ a voice on the future of their education