KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today received the exemplary award from the Cheras Education Foundation (YPC) for her efforts in innovating children's development.
Rosmah, who is also the Permata programme patron, was awarded for her ideas and leadership role in fighting for issues related to children’s education and welfare.
Rosmah was recognised through her programmes such as Permata Negara, Permata Kurnia, Permata Pintar, Permata Insan, Permata Seni and also for creating awareness to fight against sexual crimes involving children.
She also received a trophy and RM100,000 in funds from YPC for Yayasan Permata Malaysia.
The event saw a total of 56 award recipients from six different categories namely the Bestari Teacher Award, Special Award for Educational Development, Special Award for School’s Parents and Teacher Association, Special Award for Headmaster’s Leadership, Special Award for Principal’s Leadership and Special Award for YPC Chairman.
The Bestari Teacher Award 2017, which was organised by YPC, was also launched by Rosmah.
“This award has been created since 2001 by YPC and it is the highest recognition for educators.
“I am pleased with this initiative which shows the determination and commitment by YPC to assist the government in empowering teachers and to strengthen this country’s education sector.
“Hopefully this award will push educators in Malaysia to be more efficient and effective,” Rosmah said during her speech at the launch of the event.
Award recipients took home a trophy, certificate, RM1,000 in cash and an iPhone.
Aside from that, YPC also contributed RM370,000 to 37 schools.
Also present at the event were Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, YPC chairman Datuk Sri Syed Ali Alhabshee and Berjaya Group founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
Reporting by FARHANA SYED NOKMAN IZZATY SHAIFUL and AHIRINE AHIRUDIN