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A South African woman has been shortlisted for this year’s world’s best teacher prize.

Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba is among the ten shortlisted for the top prize.

She teaches at a primary school in Limpopo in northern South Africa and told the BBC that she wants to raise aspirations among her pupils.

“I introduced project-based teaching knowing that we still have resources to experiment and practical lessons and I also use the indigenous knowledge.

So I knew we grew up doing things a certain way I engaged members of the community to assist in the indigenous ways of doing things so that I can build confidence in them,” she said in the interview.

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Ms Machaba also encourages her pupils to aim higher and get to the top in their fields of endeavors.

Every year, one teacher is awarded $1m (£747,000) under the Global Teacher Prize for their contributions to the profession.

Last year Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order won the prize for his dedication to work and helping his students.

Peter Tabichi, a science teacher spoke at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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For years he dedicated his teaching career to helping the less privileged in the communities where he teaches.

The science teacher gives away 80% of his monthly salary to support pupils who lack uniforms and books.

The competition is run by the Varkey Foundation and receives hundreds of applicants.

 

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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