The global pandemic has made one thing clear, teachers are extremely vital for our well being. They helped navigate students through tough times by not compromising on their education. Many teachers have worked as hard as possible to make the best out of the tough situation.
‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) October 5, 2020
Held every year on 5 October, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommendation for concerning the status of teachers. This recommendation back then sets benchmark regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and their standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
Besides our parents, teachers are the ones who’ve had lasting positive impact on who we are today. Our success in life owes them deep gratitude. On #WorldTeachersDay I thank all my teachers as well as every single teacher who continue to light the way for our young generations.
— Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (@ibusolih) October 5, 2020
This 2020 teachers have shown utmost leadership and innovation amid the global crisis. Around the world every teacher worked individually and collectively to find solutions and create new learning environments for their students to allow education to continue. This year the theme is Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind.