Day of Dubai Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 04 February 2019: The winner of Global Teacher Prize 2016, Hanan Al Hroub met H.H. Pope Francis upon his visit to the UAE yesterday. Back in 2016, Pope Francis had announced Hanan Al Hroub as the final winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2016 from over 8,000 teacher applications and nominations from 148 countries via a special video message broadcast into the Global Teacher Prize ceremony.
Al Hroub was presented the Prize by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and Sunny Varkey, Founder of the Varkey Foundation.
On her meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, Hanan Al Hroub, winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2016, said:
“I’ll never forget the magical moment in 2016 when, at a ceremony in Dubai, His Holiness Pope Francis announced my name as the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. As I stood on stage in front of the world, time briefly stood still. EXPO 2020 in Dubai
discovered later that this moment captured the imagination of millions and communicated a powerful message of peace, love, and inclusivity right around the world.
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