Gomathy Sankaran, a school teacher from SJK (T) Kangkar Pulai, Johor was awarded the ‘Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year’ by Global Education and a gold medal for her recent hair oil invention. The non-governmental organisation based in India released the awardees list on 7th June 2021.
It comes after Gomathy received recognition for her herbal hair oil innovation which was held on May 20th till 22nd at the 13th European International Innovation Competition in Ilsa, Romania.
According to Gomathy, the products which include powder, liquid and solid form have been certified for usage in Malaysia. But she is facing difficulties retailing them due to budgetary restrictions.
Her 4N-FREE Hair Solutions Products received a Gold Medal (Environment), the Turkish Inventors Association Prize, the World Invention Intellectual Property Associations Prize, the 2021 Innovation Award (Environment), and a special design award for her inventions.
So, what does the 4N-FREE Hair products contain?
The products can be used to stimulate hair growth for cancer patients who are experiencing hair loss as a result of their therapy.
The high-achieving teacher is currently pursuing a master’s degree after earning two gold medals and two special awards in the Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN) 2020.
Gomathy who has been in the teaching field for nearly 24 years, remarked of her innovation and the sense of accomplishment it brought her;
“Personally, I think it is great and that I’m finally on the right track. I’m living with my heart and doing what I love. My job and invention are both very vital to me. I am genuinely happy when receiving the awards.,” said Gomathy.
A total number of 800 innovators from 360 institutions and countries took part in the prestigious competition. The awards for outstanding teacher and innovator bring great joy to the 48-year-old mother of two girls, who would rather ignite interest in science and environment in her students than bask in the sunshine of world acclaim.
Despite the current outbreak, in 2021 the dedicated teacher also earned an innovation award at an International Innovation Competition in Canada.
Congratulations on your notable achievements, Teacher Gomathy!