"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires". Sounds familiar, isn't it? This famous quote is from William Arthur Ward. Little did we realize that teachers are some of the most unsung heroes we often overlooked. Aside from our parents, a teacher also helps in our personality and growth development, which impact our lives significantly.\r\n\r\nTo appreciate and celebrate the wonderful teachers in Malaysia, Anugerah Guru Inspirasi (AGI) by McDonald's Malaysia is back for its fourth year! As a part of the #McDSayangCikgu program, the nomination submissions for AGI is now open until 30th of March 2020.\r\n\r\nWhat's more special for this year is, for the time first, nominations can be submitted in either English, Malay or Chinese.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnugerah Guru Inspirasi will award 25 selected teachers with the most inspiring stories with RM5,000 cash, a trophy, a sash, and a certificate of recognition, which will be presented to them in conjunction with Teacher's Day during a ceremony at respective schools.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe successful nominees are also entitled to receive a RM200 McDonald's Vouchers as a token of appreciation.\r\nHere are some of the inspirational stories from the winners of AGI 2019:\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=jU94IUnXb-w&feature=youtu.be\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=PkiD3nlVMQI&feature=youtu.be\r\nHow to nominate your teacher for Anugerah Guru Inspirasi (AGI)?\r\nYou just have to follow these three simple steps to nominate your teacher, and make this year's Teacher's Day an even more meaningful for them!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAGI 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\u2019s flagship initiative under the #McDSayangCikgu program which seeks to appreciate and celebrate inspiring teachers who go the extra mile for their students. McDonald\u2019s wants to celebrate these unsung heroes who have guided generations of students academically, creatively and through their compassion and kindness.\r\n\r\n\u201cAnugerah Guru Inspirasi as part of #McDSayangCikgu is all about appreciating, celebrating, and recognizing the efforts of our teachers. McDonald\u2019s 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\u2019s 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,\u201d said McDonald\u2019s Malaysia Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Melati Abdul Hai.\r\n\r\nMelati added, \u201cOn top of this, McDonald\u2019s has been sharing our appreciation for teachers through giving away free meals on Teacher\u2019s Day, organizing annual motivational seminars to equip them with new skills and host Teachers\u2019 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."\r\n\r\nCelebrate and honour your favourite teacher today by nominating them for McDonald's Anugerah Guru Inspirasi. For more information about this event, visit McDonald's Anugerah Guru Inspirasi page today.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAbout McDonald's\r\nMcDonald\u2019s is the world\u2019s leading food service retailer with approximately 36,000 restaurants worldwide, serving more than 70 million customers daily in more than 100 countries. With 38 years of presence in Malaysia, McDonald\u2019s serves over 13.5 million customers a month at more than 290 restaurants nationwide. McDonald\u2019s employs more than 14,000 Malaysians in restaurants across the nation providing career, training and development opportunities. For more information on McDonald\u2019s, please visit www.mcdonalds.com.my.