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Charlé LaMonica | October 14, 2019

Is there a student in your classroom who could become a future Nobel Peace Prize winner? I cannot help but wonder who the future peacemakers are sitting in today’s classrooms around the world.

Announced live from Oslo, Norway on October 11, 2019 the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner is Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Prime Minister is credited with “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” The Nobel Prize, established in the will of Alfred Nobel, was first awarded in 1901. The Peace Prize is decided by the Norwegian Parliament.

Educators today can access information about the Nobel Prize and the achievements of Abiy Ahmed Ali by connecting to Teachers have the capacity to inspire and motivate students every day. Take a minute and share this worldwide celebration of peace with your students. What better way to start or end a class than to discuss initiatives that create peace in the world?



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