Indian village teacher wins Global Teacher Prize

Ranjitsinh Disale from Paritewadi in the western state of Maharashtra, transformed the education of young girls at a primary school by redesigning textbooks in the local language and embedding QR codes for easier access to the learning materials.

During his acceptance speech, Disale - who teaches at the Zilla Parishad school, announced he would share 50% of the prize money with the other finalists, meaning the other nine in the final round will each receive $55,000.

The Global Teacher Prize, founded in 2015, is awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching profession.