Emirati teacher from RAK bags Emirates Innovative Teacher AwardFebruary 9, 2016, 6:36 am GMT
Ebtisam Ahmad Al Shemeili, a physics teacher at Ro'ya school in Ras Al Khaimah won the inaugural AED 1 million Emirates Innovative Teacher Award at the Government Summit.
Al Shemeili was recognised for her work on projects related to clean energy and fire safety. "I am honoured and proud to have received the award. The leaders of the UAE truly care about teachers in the country. This is a great incentive for teachers to continue to give and build the future generation. I plan on buying a house for my family with the cash prize," she said.
Al Shemeili received her trophy from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who was joined on stage by Minister of Education HH Hussain Al Hammadi and Gems Education founder and chairman Sunny Varkey.
Four other teachers - Noora Saeed Al Shehi, Samah Hamdan, Amnah Abdullah Al Zaabi and Nadia Saeed Al Kaabi - were also awarded AED 500,000 each.
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