In the lead up to the National Teachers’ Day on 16 May 2020, AGI gives Malaysians an opportunity to shine the spotlight on their inspirational teachers that often go beyond their call of duty. This award will be given to 25 most inspiring teachers and each will receive RM5,000 in cash, a trophy, a sash, and a certificate of recognition at a ceremony organized by their respective schools in conjunction with Teachers’ Day. Malaysians who nominate the awarded recipients will also be receiving RM200 worth of McDonald’s gift vouchers.
AGI which was first launched in 2017, has since received encouraging response with over 11,500 submissions and has awarded 56 teachers nationwide. It is McDonald’s flagship initiative under the #McDSayangCikgu program which seeks to appreciate and celebrate inspiring teachers who go the extra mile for their students. McDonald’s wants to celebrate these unsung heroes who have guided generations of students academically, creatively and through their compassion and kindness.
“Anugerah Guru Inspirasi as part of #McDSayangCikgu is all about appreciating, celebrating, and recognizing the efforts of our teachers. McDonald’s believes that teachers are instrumental not just for the academic growth of children but for their personal growth as well. A teacher who has a positive influence on a student can set off a chain reaction that goes far beyond the classroom. McDonald’s Malaysia is committed to making sure teachers know they are appreciated and hope to inspire more people to find small ways to make a big difference,” said McDonald’s Malaysia Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Melati Abdul Hai.
Melati added, “On top of this, McDonald’s has been sharing our appreciation for teachers through giving away free meals on Teacher’s Day, organizing annual motivational seminars to equip them with new skills and host Teachers’ Day parties at our outlets. We call on students, parents, families and teaching fraternities to take the time to share about their teachers who are truly inspirational”
Nominate your special teacher in three easy steps and make this Teacher’s Day an even more meaningful one for them -
Step 1 – Log on to https://www.mcdonalds.com.my/en/anugerahguruinspirasi
Step 2 – Write about how your teacher has inspired you (in Bahasa Malaysia, English or Mandarin).
Step 3 – Add any supporting photos or videos (optional)
The selection criteria in shortlisting nominations include improving the academic performance of the students, employing innovative and out-of-the-box methods of teaching, going beyond the call of duty and making a lasting positive impact on students.
Helping the community is a core value of McDonald’s Malaysia. Aside from celebrating teachers, McDonald’s Malaysia also takes pride in engaging and giving back to the community through several programs that run throughout the year. Some of these nationwide efforts include visiting old folks home during Chinese New Year, moreh sponsorship at local mosques during Ramadan, bringing joy to underprivileged children in October with various activities and the appointment of youths to participate in McDonald’s vocational apprentice programme. McDonald’s also supports Ronald McDonald House Charities that focuses on the pillars of education, health and welfare targeted at deserving children and families.
● Any students, parents or teaching fraternities can nominate teachers who meet the criteria as outlined on the website
● Nominated teachers must be a Malaysian citizen and should currently be teaching in any government or private schools in any state in Malaysia.
● The winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges based on a number of criteria including but not limited to - improving the academic performance of the students, employing innovative and out-of-the-box methods of teaching, going beyond the call of duty and making a lasting positive impact on students.