Ranjitsinh Disale, a Zilla Parishad teacher from Solapur, won the ‘Global Teacher Prize 2020’ after competing with 12,000 teachers across the globe
Over a decade ago, in 2009, Rajnitsinh Disale walked in the Zilla Parishad school, in the remote Paritewadi village located in Solapur, which was a rundown building that had a cattle shed on one side and a storeroom on the other.
The students, mainly from the tribal community, accommodated themselves in the middle room with just 2% who were girls.
But today, the school is known to the world, thanks to the efforts of Ranjitsinh who transformed their educational system through technology.
For his extraordinary work to empower girls and promote education Ranjitsinh is now the world’s most exceptional teacher after being conferred with the Global Teacher Prize 2020. The prize money awarded is $ 1 million, equivalent to Rs 7 crore in India.
The award instituted by Varkey foundation saw 12,000 nominations across the world,…