Daisy Mertens from primary school De Vuurvogel in Helmond just missed out on winning the best teacher in the world award. The award went to Peter Tabichi from Kenya. He was awarded the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai on Sunday.
The Dutch and Kenyan teachers were two of the ten finalists. They were selected from over 10 thousand nominations from 179 countries around the world. The award came with a prize amount of 1 million dollars.