BLOG: Filming in the Philippines for the Global Teacher Awards

I'm really proud of this short film that I made about one of the nominees of the Global Teacher Awards 2018 set up by the Varkey Foundation to raise the profile of teachers and ensure that every child gets an education. Something that, as a Dad myself, really rings home.

In November 2017 I was asked by Fresh Start Media to travel and spend time in a remote rural community on Panay island in the Philippines. It was an amazing experience. Jesus Insilada, the teacher I was filming was an inspiration, using his indeginous culture throughout his teaching to encourage and motivate his students, many of whom drop out of education because of poverty. The people in the Philippines could not have been more welcoming, they showered me with affection and gifts, which was humbling. I hope this film in some small way goes towards helping further the cause of bringing education to all. 

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Nick O'Meally, Philippines, Fresh Start Media, for the Global Teacher Awards

Nick O'Meally, Philippines, Fresh Start Media, for the Global Teacher Awards

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The winner of the Global #TeacherPrize 2108 @TeacherPrize is being announced this weekend (Sunday 18th March 2018) at the Global Education and Skills Forum #GESF Dubai. I'm currently there documenting the event and I wish Jesus and all the other nominees the very best of luck.