In March 2012, RBF was awarded the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for its work. The prize was presented to RBF at a ceremony held on April 24, 2012 in Dubai. The UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was introduced 2009 and is award to three candidates every two years. Funded by his Highness Sheikh Al-Maktoum, aims to support, the prize encourages and benefits those working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers in achieving Education for All. It attaches particular importance to outstanding practices in developing countries or those aimed at marginalized and disadvantaged communitie and aims to facilitate the global sharing and dissemination of such practices.