Here's How You Could Help Your Favourite Teacher Win An Award And RM5,000 From McDonald's

It's time to honour those who gave so much to us.

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The teachers who taught and guided us throughout our schooling years have undoubtedly played a huge part in shaping who we are today

Besides equipping us with knowledge, a good teacher also teaches us all kinds of important skills, values, and life lessons, that we'll carry with us for the rest of our lives.

Some teachers truly do go above and beyond for their students, treating them as so much more than just part of their job. While what they do may remain unseen to everyone else, their impact is absolutely unforgettable to those they've helped.

Such teachers truly do deserve recognition and the annual Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald's aims to do exactly that

The launch of Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald's 2019.

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Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald's first started back in 2017, making this its third run. This heartwarming award gives recognition to teachers who have gone beyond the call of duty in nurturing students and inspiring them to do better.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik commended the award when he recently launched this year's edition.

"I hope Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s is able to spur teachers on to do their best inside and outside the classroom. I also hope we as society continue to honour our teachers for their endless unselfish deeds in making a lasting and positive impact on the students who shall become tomorrow’s leaders."

What makes this award extra meaningful is that the students themselves will be nominating their teachers via submissions that talk about how much their teacher has done for them

Some of the winners from last year's edition of Anugerah Inspirasi Guru McDonald's.

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The 2017 and 2018 editions respectively received 1,000 and 3,000 submissions from students all around Malaysia. Last year, 25 of the most outstanding teachers from all the submissions were awarded for their exceptionally inspiring stories in nurturing the nation’s students.

Here are some of the touching stories from last year's recipients:

1. Fatin from SMK Tumpat in Kelantan will forever be grateful to Mrs. Wong for taking her in when her family moved to Negeri Sembilan

When Fatin's family had to move to Negeri Sembilan, Fatin remained behind in Kelantan because she couldn't adapt to her new school. Mrs. Wong took her in for 2 years, caring for her like a family member would, resulting in the pair becoming as close as a mother and daughter.

Read the full story here.

2. To Puvanan and many other students from SMK Pantai Sepang Putra in Selangor, Mr. S Sivasamy is the reason they were able to vastly improve their grades

They are so grateful to him for always putting them first, even before his own family, and completely dedicating himself to them. He offer free tuition classes, pays for them to attend tuition for other subjects that he doesn't teach, and has even taken them to overseas competitions for free.

Read the full story here.

3. Not only has Mr. Romizal helped Nur Aliah and his other students at SMK Seri Setia in Perak, he has helped countless students all over Malaysia through his YouTube channel

Through his innovative teaching methods, he makes Mathematics easy to understand and even gets students to enjoy learning the often-dreaded subject. He records all his lessons and uploads them to YouTube for students to review at their convenience.

Read the full story here.

Got an outstanding teacher that you'd like to honour? Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2019 is currently open for submissions!

Anugerah Guru Inspirasi 2019

An unforgettable moment from 2018 Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s during winners’ announcement. This momentous occasion can be shared with a teacher that went the extra mile for you. Nominate your teacher before 31 March 2019.

Posted by McDonald's on Friday, March 1, 2019

The winning teachers will receive RM5,000 in cash, a trophy, sash, and certificate of recognition at a ceremony organised by their respective schools in conjunction with Teachers’ Day. Meanwhile, the person who nominated them will be acknowledged for their contribution with RM200 worth of McDonald’s gift certificates.

The submission period ends on 31 March 2019 so submit your stories ASAP and you could make this Teacher's Day a very special one for your favourite teacher

Click here for more information.

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