Anita Ghulam Ali World Teachers' Day Award 2014
Anita Ghulam Ali World Teachers' Day Award 2014
Results Announced

Mr. Rashid Mehmood



Mr. Sardar Irfan



Ms. Zarina Fazal



Ms. Yasmeen Mohammad



Ms. Ghazala Malik



Ms. Huma Ijaz



Mr. Aneeq Ehsan



Ms. Ismat Riaz



Ms. Saima Shafiq



Ms. Misbah  Waqar


Special Award: Ghazala Yasmeen, Gilgit Baltistan

AGA WTD Award was initiated by ITA in 2008 to honor a teacher par excellence. The AGA WTD award commemorates and salutes a living legend Professor Anita Ghulam Ali – an active citizen above all. On August 8, 2014 she left us after a protracted illness – however, the legend lives on as a teacher leader – an activist for teachers’ status in multiple ways, but above all she inspired millions of students and colleagues.

For WTD 2014 the theme for the award is “inclusive education”. Inclusion in education process or Inclusive education (IE) is “the process of increasing the participation of students in, and reducing their exclusion from, the cultures, curricula and communities of local schools”. The theme will focus on teachers across Pakistan in all sub-sectors of education to share what they have accomplished to address inclusion practically in their classrooms, schools and worldviews.  The award will extend to schools and institutions for different ability students as well as mainstream schools where teachers have made conscious efforts to address the needs of the ‘differently abled’ students and colleagues.  

The Criteria and Guidelines to the participating teachers are given in five progressive categories:

  • Inclusive practices that teachers  implement in classrooms/institutions  with clear description and evidence
  • The process adopted for designing and implementing them with clear steps explained and evidence on how do they know that these were successful – including recommendations/case studies  - parental/guardians views and/or  media coverage etc. 
  • The element of sacrifice undertaken by teachers in terms  of time, energy, preparation  and resources expended
  • Any institutional affiliation/establishment,  professional development and knowledge acquisition on inclusion that teachers can share with evidence
  • All Professional qualifications and years of professional practice of teachers in each institution (just give the past 10 years) with evidence

The AGA WTD Award 2014 comprises of the following package:







Rs. 100,000 each

Citation for each individual winner 
Shield and Medal



Rs. 50,000 each



Rs. 30,000 each



Rs. 10,000 each

Who can Apply?

  • All teachers/principals practicing inclusive learning in their institutions 
  • All Genders 
  • From all provinces/areas  geographies of the country
  • All  levels of education – pre-school- primary- secondary- college – universities and TVET  

It is an equal opportunity award. We encourage our courageous teachers from all communities, religions and ethnic backgrounds from every geography of the country to be a part of this award & be COUNTED!

Key Dates to Remember-Time Line
October 5, 2014                                                Launch of the Award
November 25, 2014                                         Last date of Submission of Entries
November 20 - December 10th 2014         Jury/Panelist Finalize and Short list Entries
December 31, 2014                                         Award Announced
January 2015                                                      Awards Presented

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