Eleven teachers from 11 Southeast Asian nations have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Princess Maha Chakri Awards for their outstanding roles in life-changing learning and educational development.
This international award is dedicated to honour teachers devoted in teaching at the basic education level and equivalent. The Princess Maha Chakri Award is administered by the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, in collaboration with the Teachers Council of Thailand under the supervision of the Thailand Ministry of Education, the Quality Learning Foundation and other partner agencies.
Dr.Krissanapong Kirtikara, Chairman of the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, recently announced the list of award-winning teachers endorsed by the committee chaired by Her Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the annual general meeting.
The 11 recipients are Madam Lim Soh Ngo from Brunei Darussalam, Mrs. Dy Sophorn from Cambodia, Mr. Encon Rahman from Indonesia, Mrs. Kounvilay Khenkitisack from Lao PDR, Mdm Hajah Saripah binti Embong from Malaysia, U Than Tun from Myanmar, Dr. Jesus C Incilada from the Philippines, Mdm Sarabjeet Kaur Hardip Singh from Singapore, Mrs.Leopoldina Joana Guterres from Timor-Leste, Mrs. Phan Thi Nu from Vietnam and Mr. Jirat Jamsawang from Thailand.
The Princess Maha Chakri Award was established in commemoration of the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2015. The presentation of the award is to honour Her Royal Highness for her outstanding achievements in the fields of education and the development of people’s quality of life, especially for the underprivileged.
This year marks the second time that the awards will be presented to outstanding teachers. Her Royal Highness will preside over the ceremony. Each recipient of the award will receive a medal, a certificate of honor, and a 10,000 US dollar-cash.