We all had that favorite teacher growing up; the one who went above and beyond to make your year special.
Sadly, not every child knows that special feeling, because they never got to experience the joy of learning. According to the United Nations, 59 million children are out of school right now.
This needs to change.
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) is celebrating its 16th annual World Teachers' Day today on October 5, which highlights the importance of the world's current teachers, as well as bringing awareness to all those who still need teachers.
Worldwide, the UN estimates that by 2020, countries will need to recruit a total of 10.9 million teachers to keep up with the demand.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) October 2, 2015
In conjunction with bringing awareness to the overwhelming amount of children out of school, World Teachers' Day aims to honor every teacher around the world. Every teacher waking up at the crack of dawn to educate today's youth, usually with little to no praise.
Today is the day to sincerely thank a teacher and tell them how much they mean to you. It could be your teacher, your child's teacher, a friend who's a teacher — thank them for all they do, day in and day out, to make this world just a little bit better.
See how millions worldwide are celebrating World Teachers' Day:
Happy Teachers Day sa lahat ng mga ma'ams, sirs, misses, mesdames, messrs, chers at teachers sa mundo! Grateful and thankful to and for all of you! 😊👍🏼👏🏼 #happyteachersday #worldteachersday #teachersday God bless you all! ❤️
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Watch the video below for all those wonderful movie teachers we wished we'd had: