UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It is a specialised United Nations agency. Its name stands for an ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of human beings through education. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
“Take a stand for teachers!” is the 2012 motto for World Teachers’ Day.
“Teachers… ultimately determine our collective ability to innovate, to invent, to find solutions for tomorrow. Nothing will ever replace a good teacher. Nothing is more important than supporting them.” Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General.
We obviously celebrated our teachers here at EC too (EC employs over a 100 yearly). We celebrated with an open bar and traditional Maltese savories, including ‘hobz biz-zejt’, Maltese bread with olive oil and tomatoes, onions, fresh mint and lots of pepper – a very fattening savory we always include in our EC parties.
Therese Moore was awarded the most valuable EC Malta teacher trophy for 2012, which she will keep for the entire year and a small gift. All our teachers were given a mug with World Teachers Day design in our EC traditional colours, orange and white.
We are proud to say that most of our students enjoy their classes because our teachers not only dedicate themselves but know how to make a lesson good fun. Keep up the good work dear teachers!