An afternoon with Ranjitsinh Disale, the 2020 Global Teacher Prize Winner
27 January 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Join the UCL Institute of Education and the Varkey Foundation (in partnership with UNESCO) for a talk with Ranjitsinh Disale, the winner of the 2020 Global Teacher Prize.
This event is free.
Watch the event
Ranjitsinh Disale has been bridging barriers for girls' education in rural India by innovating with QR coded textbooks. School attendance can be as low as 2% for girls in some parts of rural India, and those who are in school are prevented from learning as the curriculum is not in their primary language.
Ranjitsinh translated class textbooks into his pupils’ mother tongue and embedded them with the unique QR codes to give students access to audio poems, video lectures, stories, and assignments.
He joined Professor Sue Rogers to chat about his innovations, and to answer questions from our education community.
Image: Courtesy of the Varkey Foundation
About the Speaker
Indian village teacher, Ranjitsinh transformed the life chances of young girls at the Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Solapur, Maharashtra, India. He has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020.More about Ranjitsinh Disale