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Filipino teacher from Cotabato receives honors from Thailand Princess Maha Chakri

A Filipino teacher from Cotabato has been bestowed the prestigious Princess Maha Chakri Award.

Now on its third year, the teaching award honored Filipino teacher Sadat B Minandang who currently teaches at Amirol Elementary School in Cotabato.

The awarding ceremony was held at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok last month. The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok also showed their support for Minandang.

Joining Minandang in the awarding ceremony were Professor Miguel Luz from the Asian Institutue of Management and an Education Department Official from Region 12.

The award, given by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, honors outstanding teachers from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste who have made huge impact on their students’ lives.

Minandang was known for his Karitons style of teaching. He has been teaching for six years and launched his project ‘TulaKaalaman’.

“Andaming reason…kahirapan, no permanent address, naalala ko ang ginawa ni Efren Peñaflorida, ‘yung kaniyang Kariton Classroom, tinawag kong TulaKaalaman to reach the unreached children. Naglalaman ng alternative delivery mode, may water hygiene and sanitation at psycho-social intervention para sa ‘education in emergency’,” Minandang told ABS-CBN News.

The award was presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to outstanding teachers in ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste who made significant impact on their students’ lives.

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