The Varkey Foundation launched ‘The Assembly: a Global Teacher Prize Concert’ to thank teachers for their unsung work and spread the message of teacher respect to the next generation

The Varkey Foundation last night held ‘The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert’ as a joyful ‘thank you’ to teachers all around the world for the unsung work they do every day.

On Saturday 23rd March thousands of people joined Little Mix, who headlined the event, together with Rita Ora, Liam Payne, and Loren Allred at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre in paying tribute to one of the world’s most important professions.

The festival-style concert, hosted by Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade and featuring supporting sets by East London singer-songwriter Pallab Sarker and DJ Jacques Lavoisier, saw the stars performing many of their greatest hits.

The inaugural Global Teacher Prize Concert helped spread this vital message about the importance of teachers to the next generation, raising their consciousness through the power of music.  Its aim was to help make teacher respect a subject that’s discussed not just in academic seminars but on instagram; not just in the corridors of power but in the school corridor on the way to class.