Vladimer Apkhazava among the Global Teacher Prize 2019 Finalists
13 December, 2018
Vladimer Apkhazava among the Global Teacher Prize 2019 Finalists
The Georgian teacher Vladimer Apkhazava became a finalist of the Global Teacher Prize. The Global Teacher Prize is an annual event awarding exceptional teachers who make a significant contribution to their profession. The Georgian teacher won the Georgian National Teacher Prize last year. Now he is among 50 international teachers fighting to become the winner of the prize $ 1 Million.
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Vladimer Apkhazava winning the Georgian National Teacher Prize, Photo courtesy: www.mes.gov.ge

Vladimer Apkhazava is a civic teacher of a public
school in the village of Chibati in Lanchkhuti Municipality (Guria, the western part of Georgia). He has been teaching at the school since 2010. In 2012, he established a “family House” in the village giving a home to 8 children (who have experienced domestic violence). The region is poor and the parents of many students have had to move to foreign countries for work. Moreover, many students had to leave school and move to Turkey in search of jobs.
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Vladimer Apkhazava, a Georgian teacher of the Chibati school in Guria, Photo courtesy: www.ambebi.ge

Vladimer is an exceptional teacher as he has put great effort to involve every child in school activities. He has applied for different grants to fund supplementary manuals, educational resources, and summer camp places for pupils from socially vulnerable families. Vladimer always tries to give versatile classes believing he can make any student interested in the subject.
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Vladimer Apkhazava representing the project for developing tolerance and multiculturism, Photo courtesy: www.hodaara.ge

The Georgian teacher has created a project “Democratic Revolution”. The project aims to make children more engaged in the learning process and to help them fulfill their ideas. One of his most interesting projects intended to spread tolerance and multiculturalism as the village unites different ethnic groups. What’s more, Vladimer pays particular attention to children’s rights and tries to work with various social services against children’s absence from school due to economic pressure.
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Vladimer Apkhazava, a Georgian teacher of the Chibati school in Guria, Photo courtesy: www.ambebi.ge

If awarded, Vladimer is going to help Georgian schools access modern technology and foreign language books. Besides, the Chibati schools do not provide cafeterias for students and he plans to solve the problem.

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