UNESCO World Teachers Day Celebration for Teachers in Crisis
Because teachers throw in great contribution into education, teachers appreciation day subsists to give them honors. Last October 5, the UNESCO has invited the public to commemorate the World Teachers Day. They requested the people to bring photos and videos, and send stories to their teachers who are involved from natural disaster of their country as a way of students paying homage.
Last 2010, these teachers were undertaking conflicts, that’s why teachers from Israel, Haiti, Mali, Lao PDR, France, and Lesotho celebrated the World Teachers Day with the UNESCO in Paris, wherein some of the teachers share their experience regarding the crisis they have been through.
The Director-General of UNESCO and the chief executives of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Education International (EI), and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have said the day’s joint statement, “Teachers provide continuity and reassurance…. By giving hope for the future and providing structure and a sense of normalcy, they help to mitigate the effects of conflict, disaster and displacement….. Supporting teachers in post-crisis situations is an investment in peace and development.”
Irina Bokova of UNESCO’s Director-General added a statement that “Teachers are peace builders. They pave the way to living together, by promoting values of respect, tolerance, mutual understanding and solidarity. This mission is more vital than ever in our increasingly connected and multicultural societies.”
The UNESCO celebrates the annual World Teachers Day held every 5th day of October. Aiming to support teachers around the world, the commemoration does not only target to give honor to teachers but as well as to draw attention toward their employment status and the requirements of teachers’ recruitment in all countries.
So if this special day for teachers comes to your country, you may prepare a gift for your favorite teacher. There are wide selections to choose from like a basket of flower, teacher poems in a card to say thank you to them, or anything you think can make your teacher happy and appreciate your present.