“Canadian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize”

Theguardian.com – Mar 2017 – Canada |

An inspirational Canadian teacher has been awarded a life-changing prize for her work in a remote, Arctic village.

Salluit is a fly-in only village located in the Arctic circle. The area is known for high suicide rates, as well as high levels of teenage pregnancies.

Maggie MacDonnell’s work in the area is being hailed as ‘transformative’, and is helping to improve societal and cultural issues in the area. She has specifically set-up life skills classes for girls in the region, helping them gain vital skills and education.

MacDonnell’s work was chosen above 20,000 other applications, and comes with a prize fund of $1 million dollars.

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