Little Mix, Rita Ora and Liam Payne to play Dubai ‘Teacher Prize’ concert

Little Mix to headline Dubai concert

Artists to play ‘The Assembly: a Global Teacher Prize Concert’, being held by the Varkey Foundation to thank teachers for their unsung work.

On the eve of the Global Teacher Prize ceremony, the Varkey Foundation will hold ‘The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert’ as a joyful ‘thank you’ to teachers all around the world for the unsung work they do every day.

The concert will take place on Saturday 23rd March at which ten thousand people are expected to join Little Mix, together with Rita Ora and Liam Payne, at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The event is to pay tribute to one of the world’s most important professions.

The musicians will also be joined on stage by the Top 10 Finalists of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, where the spotlight will turn to the teachers, whose inspirational stories will be shared with a live audience.

The US$1 million (Dhs3.67 million) Global Teacher Prize, to be announced at a ceremony the following evening, was set up to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

It also aims to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society. By unearthing thousands of stories of heroes that have transformed young people’s lives, the prize hopes to bring to life the exceptional work of teachers all over the world.

Andria Zafirakou, winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2018, said: “Winning last year’s Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize has been incredible in giving me a platform to celebrate and help shine a light on the importance of my profession.”

“As an arts teacher, I know just how crucial it is to come up with creative ways to communicate vital messages to our young people. It is, after all, young people who will inherit our amazing world; its fantastic opportunities, and also its considerable challenges, from tackling climate change to preparing for a world of artificial intelligence.”

“And that’s why we have to show the next generation the importance of their teachers in equipping them to thrive in this new world, and also inspire those with a calling to go into teaching themselves. The Assembly – A Global Teacher Prize Concert’ will inspire young people to come together to thank some of the world’s greatest unsung heroes through the power of song.”

Concert Details: 

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019

Venue: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Time: Doors open from 5pm

Tickets: Prices start at AED 350 and are available from 800Tickets or

Open to all ages.

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