“We will definitely win! Together with you, together with your help for Ukrainian children!” — Artur Proidakov, winner of the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine 2021, addressed a speech to teachers of Slovakia at the Global Teacher Prize Slovakia 2021 ceremony.
On May 4, 2022, the award ceremony for the best teacher in Slovakia according to the Global Teacher Prize Slovakia 2021 took place. On behalf of all educators of Ukraine, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine 2021 Artur Proidakov addressed the teachers of Slovakia with congratulations and gratitude for the support of Ukraine on the educational front.
Here are the words of Mr. Proidakov, which made the audience applaud standing:
“Dear colleagues, dear teachers!
On behalf of all educators of Ukraine, let me congratulate you on a wonderful holiday, on an incredible ceremony where happiness, goodness and the power of knowledge reign — the Global Teacher Prize Slovakia.
Most recently, last year, although it seems that it was in a past life, we also met with charming teachers of Ukraine in Kyiv at the award ceremony. It was a great pleasure for me to be awarded as a winner.
And today I am very pleased to see you and address you with words of congratulations and gratitude. Congratulations – because this is an incredibly important day in your life and the life of education in Slovakia, appreciate these moments and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Gratitude – because we are intensely grateful to you for carrying out the educational process for all Ukrainian students who were forced to leave Ukraine because of the Russian military invasion. And let these two feelings be an important message for you today from Ukrainian teachers (greetings and gratitude). We, as your colleagues, continue to fight on the educational front, we continue to teach in the current conditions of war, because we are well aware that knowledge and education are an important investment in the future of independent and democratic Ukraine!
We will definitely win! Together with you, together with your support, together with your help for Ukrainian children! Congratulations to you! Glory to Ukraine!“
The recording of the Global Teacher Prize Slovakia 2021 ceremony is available by the following link.