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World Teachers' Day 2021

Project Details

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on 5 October to celebrate and appreciate all teachers around the globe. It was launched by UNESCO in 1994. One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process under the theme “Teachers at the heart of education recovery.”

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and Partner Plans
In the entire education system, it is teachers that have the greatest impact on students and education outcomes. A teacher can have a lasting and influential impact on the life arc of a student. We are extending the theme with “The Role of Teachers in Transforming Education Globally” 

When to Celebrate
October and November 2021

Countries Participating
Kenya, Uganda, Northern Ireland (UK), Republic of Ireland, Philippines, USA, Paraguay, India, Iraqi Kurdistan

Teachers lift the next generation of global citizens by passing on knowledge, values, and ethics — vital ingredients of a healthy functioning society. World Teachers' Day presents an opportunity to elevate teachers in ways that build respect for the people and profession. World Teachers' Day highlights the need to support, provide for, and empower teachers as the world community strives towards peace and development, sustainable societies, and quality education for all.



Latest News

As part of a month-long recognition of World Teachers’ Day by the Global Peace Foundation, educators from the Northern Ireland (UK), Republic of Ireland, and the USA discussed the influential role of teachers in moving toward a more globalized and inclusive learning environment at a
Published on 13/01/2022
Global Peace Foundation and partners recognized 2021 World Teachers’ Day and the UNESCO theme, “Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery,” with a series of webinars from October 5 to November 18, 2021, highlighting the critical role of teachers in the intellectual and social development of you
Published on 05/01/2022
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation’s (UBC) television program Good Morning Uganda recognized World Teachers’ Day with an informative discussion on the theme  “The Role of Teachers in the Heart of Education Recovery.”
Published on 24/12/2021
In celebration of World Teachers’ Day, Global Peace Foundation hosted a Kenya webinar on October 5, 2021, to discuss the important role of teachers in recovering education from the disruption brought about by the global pandemic.
Published on 17/12/2021
 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on businesses and public sectors, particularly education, which has had to adapt to remote and hybrid learning.
Published on 01/11/2021
The position, mandate, focus, training and determination of a teacher is at the center of achieving quality education across the globe.
Published on 26/10/2021