1M1B Announces Lead Z Teacher Awards To Honour Educators And Mentors For Their Efforts During COVID Times
10 teachers from across India to be selected to showcase their work at the 6th 1M1B summit at the United Nations in New York.
1M1B (One Million for One Billion), a United Nations accredited not-for-profit organization focussed on future skills and leadership development among youth in India has announced Lead Z Teacher awards for teachers, educators, changemakers and mentors across India, who have made extraordinary efforts during the pandemic to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No 6 on Quality Education. The selected 100 educators will be recognized and invited to the national final and the top 10 teachers will be awarded prizes etc in India. Additionally, the 10 award winners teachers will be given an opportunity to showcase their work at the prestigious 1M1B Activate Impact Summit scheduled at United Nations, New York in December 2021.
The Lead Z teacher awards is a first of its kind initiative and opportunity given by the 1M1B foundation for teachers in India to showcase their work at the 1M1B Activate Impact Summit in New York. Over the last 6 years, 1M1B has given opportunities to over 120 youth from India who have done extraordinary work to advance the SDG’s and presented the projects at New York.
The objective of the Lead Z Teacher Awards is to recognize and acknowledge the unwavering dedication and commitment shown by India’s teachers in these testing times. Any teacher, educator, changemaker or mentor who has been innovating with teaching methods, reaching students online or otherwise, ensuring that they are guided well and getting the right education during the COVID period is eligible to apply or be nominated for the award by1M1B foundation
Speaking on this occasion, Manav Subodh, Co-Founder of 1M1B, said, “We are excited to honour the educators who have been the silent COVID warriors and have gone above and beyond their call of duty and responding with compassion, care, innovation and dedication in these extraordinary times. During the COVID19 and the ‘school shut down era’, the teachers emerged as the true leaders. 1M1B wants to celebrate and honour the unsung nation-builders i.e. our Teachers.”
The Lead Z teachers award has been categorized in following segments - The Climate Warrior, The Lockdown Innovator, The Social Impactor, The Sports/ Fitness Leader, The STEM Champion, The Arts Advocate, The Inclusion Agent, The Tech for Good Campaigner, The Happiness & Wellbeing Activist and Changemakers in Education and The Entrepreneurship Mindset Creator.
All applicants to Lead Z Teacher awards will get access to a Teacher Development Workshop conducted by a renowned faculty. The top 100 teachers will be announced over 5 rounds (27th of every month - March, April, May & June 2021), and the final round will be held in July 2021. They can choose to apply in multiple categories as well. A nominal fee per application is applicable. Teachers from underserved and rural backgrounds will be given scholarships and travel support.
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