In a unique celebration of teachers and educators from across the world, the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) along with the International Hospitality Council (IHC) felicitated the brave teachers of Afghanistan on the online platform. The first ever Teachers Peace Award 2021 is another pioneering initiative by IIHM under the Teacher’s Day Awards held by the institute every year.
In view of the adverse conditions in Afghanistan, IIHM decided to felicitate the teachers in private schools in Afghanistan who have worked hard to recover and keep the education system in place despite huge challenges.
IIHM Teachers Day Awards 2021 has been assigned a theme, ‘Because Teachers Make Difference’, that aims to salute teachers for their efforts to combat odds and keep the flame of education burning. Teachers in Afghanistan, today, are working hard to keep the torch of education lit in their country and for that are having to face enormous challenges.
The first ever event of the type garnered substantial response from institutions and teachers in Afghanistan. Thirty teachers from several prestigious institutions like Sofia Private School, Ahmad Shah Abdali Private High School, Shams London Academy and Mushtaqbil-e-Naween Private High School accepted the Teachers Peace Award 2021 and expressed their gratitude to India and IIHM. The teachers were enthusiastic and felt motivated at receiving this special honour from IIHM. The institute also extended assistance to teachers in Afghanistan to improve quality of education in the country. Ten courses will be offered to students of Afghanistan absolutely free of cost.
Dr Suborno Bose, Chairman and Chief Mentor, IIHM, said on the occasion, “We salute the teachers of Afghanistan who, despite the difficult situations, have never let education stop even for a day. We are all proud of each one of these teachers who have set an example to the world. They have proved that there is no force that can stop education.”
Prof David Foskett, the Chairman of International Hospitality Council (IHC), said, “Teachers in Afghanistan are pillars and role models to students. They are caring, show empathy and share their knowledge and change people’s lives. They can influence young people for the good and it is definitely a great honour that IIHM and IHC are giving to teachers of Afghanistan.”