NEWS : Congratulations to Ms. Lurdes Rangel Gonçalves for being selected to received the Princess Maha Chakri Award 2019  News

NEWS : Congratulations to Ms. Lurdes Rangel Gonçalves for being selected to received the Princess Maha Chakri Award 2019

Ms. Gonçalves is a teacher in the municipality school of Ermera. She has been the key driver of change in her school both in education and human development. She was part of the National Curriculum Team which wrote curriculum for grade 1-6 as well as specific syllabus for literacy and teaching and learning materials. Ms. Gonçalves is committed to holistic cognitive, socio-effective and physical development of her students. She also mentors other teachers in the school. 


The Princess Maha Chakri Award is given to outstanding teachers from 11 countries on South East Asia (ASEAN + Timor-Leste), who have made impacts to students’ lives. The award was set up in 2015 in recognition of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s contributions and devotion to teachers and education on the occasion of HRH 60th birthday anniversary. 


The Princess Maha Chakri Award is given once every two years to recognize teachers who change students’ lives, particularly the disadvantage 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.