Actor, teacher Swaroop Rawal among 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2019

Indian actor turned teacher Swaroop Rawal has been selected among 10 finalists for Global teacher prize 2019. Rawal, who teaches at Lavad Primary School in Gujarat, uses unique teaching methods to reach out to children across different segments of society in India. She has been shortlisted from around 10,000 nominations and applications across 179 countries for the annual prize. The winner names will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai next month.

“This solidifies that some very special people are noticing and celebrating the work done by teachers,” Rawal said, in response to the announcement.

“Given the scale of the education challenge world over, I strongly believe every effort made in education should be celebrated and thus I congratulate my fellow teachers; those have made to the list and also those who haven’t,” she said.

Rawal, a former Miss India and the wife of actor Paresh Rawal, says she went into teaching to accomplish two goals – to help make children more flexible through life skills education and to implement new methods to teaching.

“I want my children to be equipped with life skills that not only make them flexible but emotionally empowered. I want life skills education in all schools, for all children, from all age groups,” she said.