Uzma Siraj from Future World School, has been named regional winner of the 2023 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards in Pakistan.Run by Cambridge University Press, the Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards are a global competition which celebrates the efforts of teachers around the world. This year, the competition received over 11,000 nominations from 99 countries. An increase of over 30% compared to last year’s nominations.
The global competition gives students, parents and other teachers the chance to nominate a current primary or secondary teacher for something wonderful they have done. Now in its fifth year, the awards demonstrate the inspiring and positive impact of teachers across the globe and give students a platform to say, ‘thank you’.
This year, Uzma Siraj was named regional winner in Pakistan, winning for taking her learning into her own hands to learn Urdu, providing above and beyond support to her students and promoting charity work through organising a flood relief charity drive
Siraj said: “I’ve always had a passion for teaching and helping those more in need – whether that be supporting students with day-to-day tasks or providing external pick up and drop off services. To inspire students, we need to ensure they are learning in a safe and comfortable environment best suited to developing their skills. I’m incredibly proud of my students and this? recognition of the care put into my classroom activities and beyond”.
Matthew Walker, Publishing Director for Education at Cambridge University Press, said: “”The achievements of our 2023 regional winners, plus the thousands of nominations we received for the competition.