Teacher Wins $1-Million Prize For Work In Remote Village

Maggie MacDonnell teaches at a school in the Inuit village of Salluit, Quebec, up in the Canadian Arctic - this place is so remote, you can only get there by plane. And she’s made such an impact there, she just won a $1-million Global Teacher prize at a ceremony in Dubai.

MacDonnell was part of a group of 10 finalists, chosen from 20,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries. She’s been teaching there for six years and has been recognized for “changing the lives of her students and transforming her community.”

The teacher has focused on emphasizing “acts of kindness” and has helped set up a fitness center, a community kitchen, and created a life-skills program for girls to lower the teen pregnancy rate there. MacDonnell plans to use the money to help “reawaken a love for the land” with the young people.

Source: Sunny Skyz

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