On 30 May 2019, the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, in collaboration with the Equitable Education Fund, the Teacher’s council of Thailand, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the 3rd Princess Maha Chakri Award Teacher in 2019. The objective of the Award is to honor the work of teachers. The award-winning teachers are nominated from the Ministry of Education in ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. Teachers who are being nominated for the Award must be qualified for create change for the lives of students and make substantial contribution to education in that country.
In 2019, the recipient for the Award from Indonesia is Mr. Rudi Haryadi, a wireless technology teacher from State Vocational Secondary School located in Cimahi, West Java. Mr. Rudi is an active learner who is constantly updating his knowledge and keeping up with the technology to improve his teaching and develop curriculum as well as to enhance teacher competencies in vocational education.
About Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA)
The Princess Maha Chakri Award is given to outstanding teachers from 11 countries in Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Timor Leste), who have made impact to students’ lives. The Award was set up in 2015 in recognition of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhron’s contribution and devotion to teachers and education.
The Princess Maha Chakri Award is given once every two years to recognize teachers who change students’ lives, particularly the disadvantaged groups. It aims to promote the excellent practices to inspire and serve as examples for other teachers in Southeast Asia. The unique and most important aspect of the award are activities after receiving the Award which will enable these teachers to expand their practices to improve themselves and help other teachers in the region.