This woman just won the UN's annual
million-dollar Global Teacher Prize
Keishia Thorpe devoted her career
to educating immigrant children
She grew up in poverty in Jamaica -
before immigrating to the U.S.
on a track and field scholarship
(SOUNDBITE) (English) HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, KEISHIA THORPE SAYING
"This is to encourage every little black boy and girl that looks like me, and every child in the world that feels marginalised and has a story like mine, and felt they never mattered."
The very first Global Student Prize
went to a student from Sierra Leone
He is currently enrolled
at Durham University
The prize's website describes him
as a 'renewable energy scholar'
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DURHAM UNIVERSITY STUDENT, JEREMIAH THORONKA, SAYING:
"It's amazing, it's wonderful. Words can't express how I feel right now about this."
Hugh Jackman presented the award
worth $100,000 via video link