Date of Issue : 16 June 2015
San Marino Post released a set of two stamps on 16th June 2015, celebrating the World Teacher’s Day which is held annually on 5th October.
The first stamp of the set shows some stylized pupils listening to a teacher holding a book in his hand . They are standing on a pile of books, which means that roots and knowledge come from the same fertile soil. On the second stamp, the teacher is showing light of knowledge to the students. The same design appears on the first day cancellation of the stamp. A grateful homage to the teachers who help the intellectual and social development of the new generations.
World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
According to UNESCO, World Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.
Education International (EI) (the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide) strongly believes that World Teachers' Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world. EI also believes that the principles of the 1966 and 1997 Recommendations should be considered for implementation in all nations.
Over 100 countries observe World Teachers' Day. The efforts of Education International and its 401 member organizations have contributed to this widely spread recognition. Every year, EI launches a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.