Returning for the sixth year, Malaysians can show their appreciation and nominate stories of inspiring teachers from 10 March – 2 April 2022
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 March 2022 – Anugerah Guru Inspirasi (AGI) McDonald’s is back for its sixth year to recognise the everyday heroes of our nation, our teachers who have gone above and beyond in educating, shaping, and inspiring the country’s greatest resources – the children. Malaysians can start nominating the inspiring teachers from 10 March to 2 April 2022 by sharing the story of their ‘Cikgu Luar Biasa’ in either Bahasa Malaysia, English or Chinese.
AGI McDonald’s is brought back annually by the quick service restaurant as part of its commitment in giving back to the communities that it operates in. Through AGI McDonald’s, the company continues to give recognition to teachers’ who go above and beyond in nurturing future leaders.
“We saw major changes in the education system in the past two years. Teachers had to transition from in-person classes to fully remote online classes, to different versions of hybrid learning in between. Which is why it is all the more important for Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s to continue to celebrate these teachers in 2022, for their substantial efforts in ensuring that there’s continuation of education for students across the nation,” said Dato’ Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.
Dato’ Azmir added, “These teachers inspire students to grow as individuals in realising their potential and aspirations. They sacrifice their needs for the needs of students while becoming a positive influence in the students’ life that can shift their perspectives and make a significant impact in their lives.”
The award will select 25 teachers as winners who will win cash prize worth RM5,000 while Malaysians who submit the winning nominations will receive RM200 worth of McDonald’s gift vouchers as a token of appreciation.
Students, parents & the public can nominate their extraordinary teachers and share their stories with McDonald’s in three simple steps:
Selected recipients of the award will be identified meticulously by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from McDonald’s, the Ministry of Education, and the media The selection criteria in identifying the chosen teachers include improving the academic performance of the students, employing innovative and out-of-the-box methods of teaching, going beyond the call of duty to assist students, and the positive impact the teacher has had on students.
AGI McDonald’s was first initiated in 2017 and has since received over 19,000 submissions with more than 106 notable teachers awarded nationwide. The annual initiative serves as a platform to honour extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond to provide guidance to students while allowing them flexibility to navigate their own learning, offering a conducive academic environment for students to flourish.
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 its Program Komuniti @ McDonald’s & RMHC that runs throughout the year. Last year’s initiatives included celebrating the birthdays of more than 12,000 children at 400 orphanages nationwide as well as distributing RM1.66 million worth of “Back-To-School” packs to 21,000 students. 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.