James Kidiga, a Tanzanian teacher, makes it to the final round for the Global Teacher Prize 2023 with a chance to win $1 million.


James Kidiga David, a teacher at Kiara Secondary School in Musoma, Tanzania, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2023.

The prize, which is worth $1 million (Sh2.5 billion), is awarded to one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Kidiga David was selected from over 7,000 nominations and applications from 130 countries around the world.

He is one of only 50 teachers to make the shortlist, and he is the first Tanzanian teacher to ever be nominated for the prize.

Kidiga David is a passionate educator who is committed to providing his students with a quality education. He is known for his innovative teaching methods and his dedication to helping his students reach their full potential.

In addition to his teaching duties, Kidiga David is also the founder of Pamoja Hub, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and social support to children and families in Musoma.

Through Pamoja Hub, Kidiga David has launched campaigns to provide sanitary pads, help young people acquire school uniforms, and stop early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the community.

James Kidiga David during one of his teaching sessions

Kidiga David’s nomination for the Global Teacher Prize is a testament to his dedication to his students and his community. He is an inspiration to teachers and students all over the world.

Tanzanians celebrate Kidiga David’s shortlisting

Tanzanians have taken to social media to celebrate Kidiga David’s shortlisting for the Global Teacher Prize. Many people have expressed their pride in Kidiga David and his accomplishments.

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One Twitter user wrote, “Congratulations to James Kidiga David for being shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize! He is a role model for all teachers and students in Tanzania. We are so proud of him!”

Another Twitter user wrote, “James Kidiga David is a true inspiration. He is a teacher who goes above and beyond to help his students succeed. He is also a dedicated advocate for children’s rights and education. We are so lucky to have him as a teacher in Tanzania.”

Kidiga David’s shortlisting for the Global Teacher Prize is a major achievement for Tanzania.

Tanzanians can support David by following the Global Teacher Prize on social media and using the hashtag #TeacherPrize to share his story. They can also vote for David online.

The public vote will count for 25 percent of the final decision.

Tanzanians can also support David by advocating for better education in their communities. They can volunteer at their local schools or donate to organizations that support education.

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