A school teacher from occupied Palestine who won “The Global Teacher Prize” in 2016. She started teaching traumatised children who had faced violence, or whose parents had been shot in front of them. Hanan Al Hroub instilled confidence, self-esteem and the ability to live a normal childhood. She published a book entitled “Play and Learn”, enhanced with images that include educational games helping children overcome the challenges they face.
Source of Influence: Social Issues
Status: Featured in current year