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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Hanan Al Hroub, who has been named the world's best teacher.
"I am proud to be a Palestinian female teacher standing on this stage," she said after receiving the award.
Ms Al Hroub specializes in supporting children who have been traumatised by violence and says she will spend the prize money on support for her students.
Ms Al Hroub also told the audience that "teachers could change the world."
Palestinian wins $1m global teaching prize - BBC News
A Palestinian teacher who grew up in a refugee camp has been named as the most exceptional teacher in the world, winning a $1m prize.