Monday 19 May 2014

FrogAsia Celebrates Teacher's Day - Behind the scenes

A few weeks before Teacher's Day, the FrogAsia team had a great time surprising 49 lucky teachers at SK La Salle (1) Sentul and SK Jalan Selangor 1 to celebrate and appreciate them simply for being amazing teachers. 

We had planned the visits with the Head Teachers in each school who played along brilliantly by keeping it a secret from their staff members till the day itself. Many of the teachers were caught by surprise as some of our FrogAsia staff walked into their classrooms in the middle of their lessons with big smiles and colorful balloons! 

While that was happening, the rest of our staff were busy preparing the school hall with an array of delicious cupcakes, sweets and cookies, sponsored by Bachoven, Chupa Chups and Milky Way Food as well as a hearty breakfast spread from McDonalds

One of the best moments during the surprise was when En Mohd Haleq bin Hayon from SK La Salle (1) Sentul said to us, “We [teachers] are normally the ones planning our own Teachers’ Day programme in school. One of the teachers said that in 16 years of being a teacher, no one has surprised me for Teachers’ Day. I was very moved by this surprise.”

Watch the full surprise in this video and take a look at what went on behind the scenes in the photos below!

The FrogAsia team naturally stopping cars with bright colourful balloons when crossing the road to SK La Salle (1) Sentul!

Charles just can't wait to give these beautiful flowers from Far East Flora to the Head Teacher of Sk Jalan Selangor 1

YTL Foundation's Datin Kathleen Chew together with FrogAsia's Executive Director Lou Yeoh and her team, each equipped with a bunch of balloons in hand for the surprise.

The first teacher we surprised. Mr Raj receives a handful of coloured balloons, a Frog goodie bag and an invitation to join us for breakfast at the main hall. 

"Happy Teacher's Day Mr Raj!" says his students while eyeing the balloons.

Crystal and Jade prepare the table of surprises with photobooth props specially made for teachers! 

Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes that were homemade with love by Bachoven and a generous sponsorship of 300 lollipops of different flavours from Chupa Chups

One of the happiest-looking breakfast table arrangements ever!

FrogAsia's Head of Transformation, Elizabeth Lopez, leads the way as the teachers nervously follow her wondering what's in store behind the school hall doors at SK La Salle (1) Sentul. 

A cup of coffee and a delicious warm Egg McMuffin from McDonalds is sure to brighten up anyone's morning!

YTL Foundation had arranged for guest speaker, Daniel Lee the XtraMiler to inspire the students at SK Jalan Selangor 1 with his story earlier that day so he joined in the celebration with the other teachers too. 

Get your free balloons from Jade and Racheal! 

A bright-eyed student happily receives his balloon after patiently waiting in line at SK La Salle (1) Sentul

Students at Sk Jalan Selangor 1 get Frog goodies too!

Happy teachers who know that they matter, makes all the difference in education!

Appreciating teachers doesn't only need to be on Teacher's Day alone. In fact, the celebration has only just begun! We're giving you the chance to any teacher you know by nominating him / her for a Frog Teacher Award! Award winners will be given exclusive cash and device prizes sponsored by DBS bank, RHB bank, Google and iHeal. 

Nominate a teacher at 

Nominations are open till 16 June 2014.

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