ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Awardees of 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan in cooperation with UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education would like to congratulate all awardees and express appreciation to schools who participated in the 2018 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme of ‘Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation’.

Appreciation is also extended to the Ministries of Education of Southeast Asian countries, SEAMEO Regional Centres and Educational Development Agencies who contributed and supported this 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award. The winners of the 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are as follows:

 

1st Prize

Widya Mukti Vocational School
Indonesia

Title of the School's Programme:
"PLANTATION: Participative-Active Learning through the Adoption of “Tritangtu” Philosophy to Save the Environment!"

Address: Jalan Perkebunan Gunung Satria, RT 01 RW 02, Sirnagalih Village, Subdistrict of Cigalontang, 46463 Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia
Education Level: Junior High School Grade 7-9
Number of Teachers: 21
Number of Students: 342
School Principal: Mr Dadan Erawan, S.Pd., M.Pd.
Coordinating Teacher: Mr Ginanjar M Sukamdani, S.Pd.
Website: http://setiabhakti.id/index.php/id/pendidikan/smk-widya-mukti

 

2nd Prize

Ayao-Iyao Elementary School
Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
I HOLD BIG (Intensifying Holistic and Organized Livelihood Development through Bio-Intensive Gardening)

Address: Ayao-Iyao, Lemery, Batangas
Education Level: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Number of Teachers: 15 
Number of Students: 533
School Principal: Ms Aireen V Hernandez 
Coordinating Teacher: Mr Leopoldo N Garcia
Website: N/A

 

3rd Prize

Kongkong Elementary School
The Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
Project A.P.P.L.I.C.A.T.I.O.N. (Applying Pro-environment Practices and Local Ideas: A Collective Advocacy Towards an Intimate Care for Our Nature)

Address: Kongkong, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya 3703
Education Level: Kindergarten, Grade 1-6
Number of Teachers: 13 
Number of Students: 423
School Principal: Mr Morencio S. Pacio 
Coordinating Teacher: Melowin S Sadinas, Glaysa S Guiaoan, Melchor M Bacoy,
and Minda R. Cajimat
Website: N/A

 

Special Prize
for the Best Programme Carried out in Small Schools of Less than 250 Students

Cambitala Elementary School
Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut) Filipino Local Wisdom for Sustainable Development

Address: Purok 3, Barangay Cambitala, Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija 3124
Education Level: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Number of Teachers: 8 
Number of Students: 196
School Principal: Mr Andrew C Tolentino
Coordinating Teacher: Ms Sharry Ann Santos-Ganareal
Website: N/A

 

Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sungai Ara
Malaysia

Title of the School's Programme:
Embrace Our Culture for Environment Conservation

Address: SJKT Sungai Ara, Lorong Kenari 1, Taman Desaria, Bayan Lepas,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 11900
Education Level: Grade 1-6 (Lower and Upper Primary)
Number of Teachers: 11 
Number of Students: 126
School Principal: Mr Sangga Sinnayah
Coordinating Teacher: Mr Sangga Sinanyah
Website: N/A

Note: The decision of the Judging Committee is based on the information provided in the submission form and supporting documents from the schools

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students More than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School City and Country Project Title Education Level Teachers Students Attachments
1. Ayao-Iyao Elementary School Batangas,
Philippines
I HOLD BIG (Intensifying Holistic and Organized Livelihood Development through Bio-Intensive Gardening) Kindergarten to Grade 6 15 533 Attachments
2. Bukal Sur Elementary School Quezon, Philippine s Bses Excels: The Eco-Friendly And Sustainable School Program Kindergarten to Grade 6 34 1,271 Attachments
3. Huaynamhomwittayakan School Nakhon Sawan, Thailand HNW E-Protection Scheme Grade 7 - 12 58 1,111 Attachments
4. Kongkong Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines A.P.P.L.I.C.A.T.I.O.N. (Applying Pro-environment Practices and Local Ideas: A Collective Advocacy Towards an Intimate Care for Our Nature ) Grade1 - 6 13 423 Attachment
 5. Munting Ilog National High School Cavite, Philippines Revitalizing Ecological Agricultural Practices (“Reap”) High School 66 1,554 Attachments
 6. Pagbatangan Elementary School Negros Occidental, Philippines CISPIRE (Community Involvement to all School Programs and Initiatives in Restoring the Environment) Kindergarten to Grade 6 16 363 Attachments
7. Payao Elementary School Negros Occidental, Philippines Project P.E.A.C.E. or Protect the Ecosystem And Conserve the Environment Kindergarten to Grade 6 45 1,355 Attachments
8. Salvacion National High School Davao del Norte, Philippines Youth for Environment in Schools (YES) Project High School 41 801  
9. SMA N 1 Pakis Aji Jepara, Indonesia Jawa Tengah, Indonesia Climate Smart Ecopreneurship Programme: No Leave Local Wisdom Behind for Environmental Preservation Senior High School 70 990 Attachments
10. South Hill School, Incorporated Laguna, Philippines as ec as Juan2Tree (as easy as one… two… three…) ECLP to Grade 12 46 705 Attachments
11. Widya Mukti Vocational School West Java, Indonesia Participative-Active Learning through the Adoption of “Tritangtu” Philosophy to save the Environment! Junior High School Grade 7-9 21 342 Attachments

 

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students Less than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School City and Country Project Title Education Level Teachers Students Attachments
1. Cambitala Elementary School Nueva Ecija, Philippines “Bahay Kubo” (Nipa Hut) Filipino local wisdom for sustainable development Kinder to Grade 6 8 196 Attachments
2. Kabayan Central School Benguet Province, Philippines Kabayan Central School E-Care Program Grade 1 - 6 11 231 Attachments
3. PAUD Plus Az-Zalfa East Java, Indonesia Down to Earth Early Childhood Education 26 150  
4. Sekolah Alam Lampung Junior High School Lampung Selatan, Indonesian SAHABAT BUMI (= earth’s best friend) Junior high school (grade 7 to 9) 12 50  
5. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sungai Ara Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Embrace Our Culture for Environment Conservation Grade1-6 (Lower And Upper Primary) 10 126 Attachments

 

List of All Entries

The following lists are 94 entries from schools in 7 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand. We also receive 1 entry from India.

The Judging Committee would like to express appreciation for their participation in this 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme of “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation”.

Note: All participating schools will receive the Certificate of Participation from the Award.

No School Name City Project Title Education Level No. of Teachers No. of Students Attachments
Brunei Darussalam
1 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School Sungai Akar Bekarih, Bejarih, Belurih Year 7 – 11 45 337  
Cambodia
1 Samdach Techo Hun Sen Chansar Secondary School Siem Reap Local Life Skills Programme About Organic Vegetable Garden in A School Grade 7 – 9 12 391  
2 Wat Bo Primary School Siem Reap The Environmental Conservation program of  Wat Bo Primary school in 2018 Kindergarten to Grade 6 123 6,403  
India
1 Tagore International School New Delhi Goals to Transform our World Kindergarten to Year 12 100 2,300  
Indonesia
1 Jogja Green School Jogjakarta Educating Children and Improving Character Kindergarten to Grade 6 12 84  
2 Junior High School 1 South Malinau Desa Long Loreh Realizing Junior High School State 1st of Malinau Selatan Become Environmental Based School Through Adiwiyata Program Year 9 21 231  
3 PAUD Plus Az-Zalfa East Java Down to Earth Early Childhood Education 26 150  
4 SD Negeri Wonolelo Wonosobo Central Java Dekeman Local Wisdom in conserving Environment in Wonolelo Village, District of Wonosobo, Wonosobo Regency, Central Java. Grade 1 - 6 15 283  
5 Sekolah Alam Lampung Junior High School Lampung Selatan SAHABAT BUMI (= earth’s best friend) Junior high school (Grade 7 to 9) 12 50  
6 Sekolah Alam Pacitan (School of Exploring) East Java Nguri-uri Budhaya Jawi (Maintain and Preserving Javanese Culture) Grade 1 - 6 23 135  
7 SMA N 1 Pakis Aji Jepara, Indonesia Jawa Tengah Climate Smart Ecopreneurship Programme: No Leave Local Wisdom Behind for Environmental Preservation Senior High School 70 990 Attachments
8 SMA Pradidta Dirgantara Central Java The Integration of National Curriculum, Aerospace Insight, and Green School Concept High School 20 150  
9 SMAN 2 Bondowoso Bondowoso Cherishing the trees Senior High School 50 1,060  
10 SMK Negeri 1 Kemang Bogor Medicinal Plants Program Senior Vocational High School 55 250  
11 SMK Wikrama Bogor Jawa Barat Competence Based Training with the Impact on Local Wisdom Sustainability and Environmental Conservation Senior Vocational High School 54 1,632  
12 SMP Negeri 7 Bojonegoro East Java School Environmentally Friendly Grade 7 - 9 35 637  
13 Widya Mukti Vocational School West Java Participative-Active Learning through the Adoption of “Tritangtu” Philosophy to save the Environment! Junior High School Grade 7-9 21 342  
14 Yasebha Vocational School West Java SAFE (Students Activities For Environment) Project High School Year 10 to 12 42 453  
15 Yasebha Vocational School (SMK Yasebha) Garut SAFE (Students Activities For Environment) Project High School Year 10 - 12 42 453  
Malaysia
1 Pusat Tingkatan Enam (MOD 2) Johor Jaya Johor Modern Concept of Hydroponic (Lab Hydroponics) Foundation (STPM) 32 164  
2 Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sungai Ara Pulau Pinang Embrace Our Culture for Environment Conservation Grade1-6 (Lower And Upper Primary) 10 126 Attachments
3 Sekolah Kebangsaan Balik Pulau Balik Pulau Go Green @ SK Balik Pulau Year 1 - 6 51 473  
4 Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Cahaya Masai Pasir Gudang, Johor STaCMa Low Carbon Ride Kindergaten to Year 6 76 1,262  
5 SK (C) Cheng Ming Keningau. Keningau, Sabah. Education Through Environment. Primary School 17 184  
6 Sk Pekan Nanas, Pontian Johor, Malaysia Johor Eko-lifeStyle Pre-School to Year 6 53 651  
7 SM SAINS HULU TERENGGANU TERENGGANU Malaysian traditional herbs FORM 4 67 618  
8 Smk Datuk Peter Mojuntin, Penampang Sabah Sekolah Lestari (Sustainable School) From 1 - 5 102 1,398  
9 SMK Sanzac, Kota Kinabalu Sabah Caring Hearts Cleaner Society Year 7-12 103 1,415  
10 SMK UMAS UMAS Peti Surat Projek Menanam Sejuta Pokok (Planting a Million Tree Programme) Secondary School Form 1 to Form 6 66 765  
Myanmar
1 Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon Yangon Region Keenness to the Environmental Sustainability and Eco-friendly Grade 1 - 11 162 6,345  
2 Department of Education Research Planning and Training Naypyitaw Education Management Information System-EMIS B.Sc, B,Ed 143 143  
3 Mandalay University Mandalay Local Peoples‟ Opinion on Urbanization and its impact for Lake Conservation : A Case Study of Aung Pin Le , Mandalay, Myanmar Urbanization and Lake Conservation Bachelor   15 122  
4 Practising High School, Yangon University of Education Yangon Applying Local Wisdom for School Environmental Conservation Kindergarten - Grade11 153 7,002  
5 SJKT Jalan Setesyen Paloh Paloh Neem Air Purifier Primary 1 to Primary 6 18 153  
6 University of Mandalay Mandalay Enhancement of environmental awareness, environmental ethics, monitoring and  management of environmental sustainable development to all stakeholders regarding SDGs (1) Bachelor degree to Ph.D  (2) Kindergarten 1 to Grade 11 (1) 400 at Mandalay and (2) 20 at State High School, Pho-Gone Village, (1) About 1000 students at Mandalay University,  (2) About 900 students at State High School  
Philippines
1 Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Elementary School Negros Occidental Educating a Child through Local Wisdom: A Way of Protecting Mother Nature Kindergarten to Grade 6 20 598  
2 Ayao-Iyao Elementary School Batangas I HOLD BIG (Intensifying Holistic and Organized Livelihood Development through Bio-Intensive Gardening) Kindergarten to Grade 6 15 533  
3 Bacoor National High School-Tabing Dagat Bacoor Sustained and Strengthened Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O) Program Implementation Junior High School (Grade 7 to  10) 97 4,282  
4 Bagong Silang Elementary School Laguna Go Greener, Grow Bamboo, Glow Lives Kindergarten to Grade 7 5 81  
5 Bagumbayan Elementary School Laguna Project RESTORE (Redeem Ecological System Towards Optimizing Resources of the Environment) Kinderharten to Grade 6 55 1,991  
6 Bantigue High School Masbate Plastik Ni Langga Project (Plastic of Love Project) Junior HS to Senior HS 17 598  
7 Bayugan National Comprehensive High School Bayugan Project CONNECT (Conserving Our Nature through Nurturing and Embracing Cultural/Local Tradition) Grade 7 - 12 222 6,951  
8 Bintawan National High School Nueva Vizcaya Vermicomposting :  A Legacy Towards  Soil Conservation Grade 7 - 12 69 1,476  
9 Buenavista Elementary School West  Sorsogon Mangrove  Planting  and Clean-Up Elementary 9 236  
10 Buenavista West Elementary School Quezon Intensifying Vegetable Garden in School (Gulayan sa Paaralan):  Pupils and Community Awareness on Local Organic  Farming        Kindergarten to Grade 6 14 356  
11 Bukal Sur Elementary School Quezon Bses Excels: The Eco-Friendly And Sustainable School Program   Kindergarten to Grade 6 34 1,271 Attachments
12 Calbiga National High School Samar YES (Youth for Environment in School) Program Grade 7-12 120 4,000  
13 Cambitala Elementary School Nueva Ecija “Bahay Kubo” (Nipa Hut) Filipino local wisdom for sustainable development Kindergarten to Grade 6 8 196 Attachments
14 Candelaria Elementary School 1 & 2 Quezon Project Greening Conservation & Segregation (Project Gcs) Kindergarten to Grade 6 46 1591  
15 Candelaria Elementary School-Main Quezon PROJECT BERDE        (Better Environment Renewed and Developed for Everybody’s welfare) Sped,Als ,Kindergarten to Grade 6 46 1,592  
16 Cauayan City National High School Cauayan Re-Kindling ‘Madduruffun” In School-Community Environmental Conservation Efforts Grade 7- 12 269 5,894  
17 Cebu Normal University Cebu Vermicomposting:  Turning Garbage Into Gold Tertiary Level 150 2,000  
18 Centro Escolar University Manila Carbon in Action: A Seminar and Workshop on the Use of Improvised Activated Carbon Filters from Waste Papers in Reducing Household Pollution Grade 11-12 69 2,356  
19 City of Malolos Integrated School Babatnin City of Malolos, Bulacan Saving Hostile Coastal: CMIS-Babatnin’s Perspective on Safety and Livelihood Strategy Kindergarten to Junior High school 16 301  
20 Colonia Divina Integrated School-Secondary Negros Occidental Plantaenarium Grade7 to Grade 12 18 380  
21 Concepcion L. Cazeñas Memorial School Antique Environmental Initiatives And Education Program Grade 7 - 12 35 1,269  
22 Dolores National High School Magalang Pampanga ICON for I-WASTE Interdisciplinary Contextualization for Improved Waste and Scraps Through Education Grade 7- 10 Junior High School 58 1,423  
23 Don Vicente Lopez Sr. Memorial Elementary School Negros Oriental Don Vicente Lopez Sr. Memorial Elementary School Envicon Program Kindergarten to Grade 6 30 815  
24 Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School Cebu City Reuse and Recycling of Plastic Bottles, and other Wasted Materials through The adopted Covered Walk as an Eco-Street Secondary School 135 3,370  
25 Dona Aurora National School Baguio City Enhanced School-Based Re-Greening Program Grade 7 29 805  
26 Florentino Galang Sr. National High School Negros Occidental Living the culture and local wisdom of FGSNHS: Good Environmental Governance Secondary National High School 107 2,900  
27 Gatbo National High School Sorsogon Green Revolution for Next Generation Grade 7 - 12 20 358  
28 Kabayan Central School Benguet Province Kabayan Central School E-Care Program Grade 1 - 6 11 231 Attachments
29 Kasibu Central School Nueva Vizcaya Enviro Care: The Ip (Indigenous Peoples) Way Kindergarten to Grade 6 27 683  
30 Kongkong Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya A.P.P.L.I.C.A.T.I.O.N. (Applying Pro-environment Practices and Local Ideas: A Collective Advocacy Towards   an Intimate Care for Our Nature ) Grade1 - 6 13 423  
31 Lag-Asan Elementary School Negros Oriental Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (Vegetable Garden in School Program) Kindergarten 1 to Grade 6 8 132  
32 Mabini Integrated School Cebu Edible Landscaping and Organic farming Kindergarten to Senior High School 20 596  
33 Mabolo Elementary School Cebu E- Bus Learning Center Kindergarten to Grade 6 91 3,095  
34 Magkasag Elementary School Southern Leyte Think Green Project Kindergarten To Grade 6 9 175  
35 Masin Elementary School Quezon Environmental Preservation Viable to Educational Achievements Kindergarten to Grade 6 32 1,116  
36 Maslog National High School Legazpi Coral Rehabilitation and Mangrove Planting Grade 7 – 12 18 428  
37 Munting Ilog National High School Cavite Revitalizing Ecological Agricultural Practices (“Reap”) Junior And Senior High School 66 1,554 Attachments
38 Muntinlupa National High School Muntinlu-pa City Revitalized Algae Microfarm Project (Revamp) Grade 7 - 12 418 9,500  
39 Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School Nueva Vizcaya Project SEEDS (School’s Environmental Endeavor for Development and Sustainability) Grade 7 - 12 133 3,804  
40 Nursery Elementary School Masbate Eco-Trash Bank Kindergarten-Grade 6 41 1,362  
41 Oriental Mindoro National High School Oriental Mindoro Mangrove Ecopark Development Project Grades 7 - 12 273 7,203  
42 Pagbatangan Elementary School Negros Occidental CISPIRE (Community Involvement to all School Programs and Initiatives in Restoring the Environment) Kindergarten to Grade 6 16 363 Attachments
43 Pagsanghan National High School Samar The Value  of Local Wisdom in Environmental Safeguarding and Teaching-Learning Process Grade 7 - 12 34 1,048  
44 Palo National High School Leyte “PINTAKASI Para hit Kalibungan”: A Community Outreach Program For Environmental Conservation Grade 7 - 12 144 4,122  
45 Paradise Farms National High School Bulacan Project TERM (Three- tiered Environmental Rescue Management) High School 112 2,275  
46 Payao Elementary School Negros Occidental Project P.E.A.C.E. or Protect the Ecosystem And Conserve the Environment Kindergarten to Grade 6 45 1,355 Attachments
47 Sacred Heart School Leyte Reuse of Plastic Bottles: Hanging Garden Project Montessori – Grade 12 49 624  
48 Salvacion National High School Davao del Norte Youth for Environment in Schools (YES) Project Secondary (Grades VII- XII) 41 801  
49 Sapian National High School Capiz The Program Was Called “TILIBYUGAN SA BRIGADA ESKWELA” (Unity in School Brigade) Grade 7 - 12 72 2,150  
50 Sir Arthur E. Cooper Elementary School Negros Occidental Dunang Manggad, Amligan (Protect Mother Nature) Kindergarten to Grade 6 15 359  
51 South Hill School, Incorporated Laguna as ec as Juan2Tree   (as easy as one… two… three…) ECLP to Grade 12 46 705 Attachments
52 Tadlac Elementary School Laguna Project EGGS – Eco-Green Garden in School Kindergarten to Grade 6 16 515  
53 Tagaytay City Science National High School Tagaytay Waste Segregation, ECO Bricks, SCBW (Spiral Cable Binding Wrap), Plastic Matting and Plastic Hollow Blocks Production Secondary School 173 4,844  
54 Tagudtud Elementary School Antique Basura mo, Iresiklo ko Project (Recycled Waste Materials Turned Into a Beneficial One Project) Kindergarten to Grade VI 13 322  
55 Talomo Central Elementary School Talomo Davao Gulayan sa Paaralan Grade 1 - 6 59 2,079  
56 Tanza National Trade School Cavite Balikatan Program  BAyanihan para sa kaLIKAsan Tungo sa kaunlarAN (Unity for Environmental Progress) Grade 7 - 12 241 8,962  
57 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo Integration of Bioremediation and Greening the Curriculum in the Management of Hazardous Wastes SHS (Grade 11 – 12) to Tertiary 150 1,050  
Thailand
1 Huaynamhomwittayakan School Nakhon Sawan HNW E-Protection Scheme Grade 7 - 12 58 1,111 Attachments
2 International School of Bangkok Nonthaburi Harvesting Hope Kindergarten-Grade 12 200 1,900  
3 Kasetsart University Laboratory School Bangkok A Senoir Project: “An efficiency comparison of solar cells fabricated using bamboo charcoals with different resistances” Grade 1 - 12 300 3,000  

 

Judging Committee Members of 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
  1. An expert on ESD from Japan
      • Prof Dr Masahisa Sato
        Professor
        Tokyo City University, Japan
         
  2. An expert on ESD and Local Wisdom from Southeast Asian region
      • Dr MR Rujaya Abhakorn
        Centre Director
        SEAMEO SPAFA, Thailand
         
  3. A representative from MEXT
      • Mr Tadayuki Arai
        Senior Specialist for Bilateral Education Cooperation, International Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat
        Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-JAPAN (MEXT)
         
  4. A representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Ms Ushio Miura
        Programme Specialist
        Section for Education Innovation
        and Skills Development
        UNESCO Bangkok
         
  5. Representatives from SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
      • Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela
        Deputy Director (Programme Development)
         
      • Dr Orawan Sriboonruang
        Programme Officer II
         

 

 

General Information of 2018 SEAMEO Japan ESD Award

Important Documents for Download

   

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More information, visit website: www.seameo.org
Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org

 

I. Introduction

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 57/254 and declared the period 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” (DESD).

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a “learning process (or approach to teaching) based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability and is concerned with all levels and types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development – learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to transform oneself and society.”

At the end of the DESD in 2014, the UNESCO World Conference held in Japan announced the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD aimed at generating and scaling up ESD actions at all levels and in all areas of education, training and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development to the post-2015 agenda.

While ESD is implemented worldwide under the GAP, in support of further promoting ESD in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, have shown their collective commitment to promoting best practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia by organising the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. The award scheme has been held annually since 2012.

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 70/1 Resolution which determined the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Two years after the resolution, the United Nations General Assembly reaffirmed that ESD was an integral element of SDGs on quality education and a key enabler of all the other Goals (SDGs) in its Resolution 72/222. Against that background, significance of ESD Award will be recast in light of its contribution to achieving the SDGs.

The objectives of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are:

  1. To raise awareness of ESD in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  2. To promote ESD best practices in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  3. To share and exchange knowledge and best practices on ESD in schools across Southeast Asia and Japan;
  4. To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.
  5. To support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of United Nations.

    *The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 integrated and interdependent global goals with associated 169 targets, which aim to shift the world on to a path towards sustainable and resilient development.
    https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

     

The first awards scheme in 2012 was conducted under the theme of: "Education for Disaster Risk Reduction". This initial competition attracted entries from 69 schools in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2013 was conducted under the theme of "Values Education"and attracted entries from 126 schools in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2014, under the theme of "Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future", involved 63 schools in nine Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2015, under the theme of "Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions", participated by 90 schools in ten Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The award in 2016 was conducted under the theme of "Saving Energy",involved 43 entries in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

The award in 2017 was under the theme of "Improving Health and Nutrition". The award has successfully attracted 56 entries from eight different Southeast Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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II. Theme for 2018: “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation"

Southeast Asia is not only blessed with natural resources but also with abundant cultural diversity and pluralistic society across the region. Each community has social resources that are beneficial to development such as traditional knowledge, wisdom, and environmental ethics1.

Over the past several decades, the problem of environmental sustainability has stemmed from humans destroying natural resources. Natural destruction also includes soil erosion, wild fires, forest fires and so forth2. To live with harmony with the environment, local people used the local wisdom accumulated by their ancestors to manage natural resources. The utilization of local wisdom can be seen in terms of their daily activities such as work and festivals3.

Considering the important roles of local wisdom for harmonising the implementation of environmental conservation, the 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award selects the theme “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation”.

Local Wisdom” refers to the accumulated experiences that are used in daily life and are transmitted from generation to generation.

The scope of “Local Wisdom” for this award includes the following areas4:

  • Consciousness of human being and local ethnic values that can apply to protect environment
  • Local knowledge such as local farming practices, and local knowledge for protecting environment and animals
  • Special custom and social practices that help protect environment
  • Local symbol of culture: myths, ritual, arts, and knowledge and practices concerning local nature and global environment that can be applied for environmental conservation.

1Sampurasun e-Journal, Vol 10, No 01, Astri Hasbiah, Analysis of Local Wisdom as an Environmental Conservation Strategy in Indonesia, Dec 2015.
2United Nations Division for the Advancement of Woman, 2001
3MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, Kamonthip Kongprasertamorn, Local Wisdom Environmental Protection and Community Development, 10.1,2007
4Meliono, I., 2011, Understanding the Nusantara Thought and local wisdom as an aspect of the Indonesian education.

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To raise awareness of local wisdom applied for environmental conservation and sustainable development in schools and communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.
  2. To promote and share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the integration of local wisdom into the teaching and learning practices and school programmes that protects local environment and develops local community.
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD activities and programmes.

 

Under the theme of “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation,” the school entry should cover the following criteria:

  1. The entry should be relevant to the theme, and provide details of “local wisdom” that the school has applied for environmental conservation in the school and in the community.
  2. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s programme can promote the local wisdom for environmental conservation through community engagement that create mutual beneficial partnerships, deepen student learning experiences, support student growth, and sustain the society.
  3. The entry should demonstrate the transformation of attitude, behavior, daily practices, and life style of students, parents and community after participating in the school’s programme.
  4. The entry should demonstrate clear information dissemination on how the school transfers the knowledge or shares the practices to other schools in the same community and other communities.
  5. The school should clearly demonstrate the integration of local wisdom for environmental conservation in all schools aspects such as school management plan, curriculum, teaching and learning practices, co-curricular activities, partnership efforts, community participation, and so on. (Please refer to the “Submission Form”.)
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III. All schools in Southeast Asian countries are invited to enter the competition

All public and private kindergarten/elementary/secondary/vocational and technical schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries – namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam – are invited to submit information about programmes, projects and activities that are related to the theme of this year’s competition.

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IV. Prizes for the winning schools
 
1) 1st Prize
  • USD$1,500
  • A study tour to Japan
    (The organizer will sponsor the travel expenses for four to six persons, which includes round-trip airfares, accommodation for three (3) nights, domestic transportation in Japan, interpreter, and visa fees).
2) 2nd Prize
  • US$1,000
3) 3rd Prize
  • US$500
4) A Special Prize from the SEAMEO Secretariat for the best programme carried out in small schools of less than 250 students
  • US$1,000

All winning schools will receive a Plaque of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation for teachers and students involved in planning and implementing the school’s programme.

A representative of the winning schools will be sponsored to participate at the award presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Bangkok in November 2018.

All shortlisted schools will receive Certificate of Recognition for the school. The coordinators of shortlisted schools (Maximum of 2 persons) will receive the Certificate of Appreciation.

All participating schools that have submitted entries relevant to the theme will be recognised (name, project name and country) on the SEAMEO website and receive the Certificate of Participation.

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V. Judging criteria

The judging committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winning schools:

1. Strategy/ Modality of Implementation

  • Promotion of local wisdom for environmental conservation is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning programmes within the school.
  • The school has ensured the continuous evolution of local wisdom from one generation to the next, so as to help keep a practice alive and relevant to the communities or groups who practice it.
  • The school has demonstrated clear effective strategies, steps, and activities in applying local wisdom for environmental conservation/protection.
  • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents, communities’ stakeholders and partners – in planning and implementing the programmes.
  • Appropriate and effective methods and resources are used to implement the programmes.
  • Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or processes are identified to ensure the immediate and long-term outcomes of the programmes.

2. Innovation and Creativity

  • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative practices in promoting local wisdom for environmental conservation.
  • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative practices in integrating local wisdom and current education system.
  • The school has demonstrated innovative ideas for utilising available resources.
  • The entry is a new idea or an improved/adapted version of existing activities.

3. Teaching and Learning Approaches

  • The school has demonstrated effective teaching and learning approaches that have been applied to the preservation and promoting of local wisdom for environmental conservation.
  • The school has embedded knowledge about local wisdom into subject disciplines and incorporated ESD principles and pedagogical methods to ensure that students are able to connect the practices in their community, in their local environment, materials and resources, and learn more effectively.
  • The teaching and learning approaches has demonstrated the change or transformation of attitude, habits, behavior of students and teachers by applying local wisdom for environmental conservation.

4. Engagement of Community

  • The school has engaged community-level partners such as community stakeholders, experts, cultural bearers, elders, local leaders, practitioners and parents who provide information and guidance on local wisdom.
  • The school has engaged multi-sector partners such as education institutions, teacher-training institutions, schools, cultural institutions and professional associations to co-implement the school’s programme.
  • The school’s programme has strengthened students’ involvement in the local community, especially for environment protection, human resource development, sustainable development, and etc.
  • Through the school’s programme, the school has engaged and contributed to the development of local community, not just only parents.

5. Sustainability

  • The school has promoted local wisdom practices within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for a long-term action strategy.
  • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain the programme.

6. Interrelationship with other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • The school has demonstrated that the school’s programme has integrated the improvement of other SDGs, not the individual pursuit of each SDG, but has interrelation with other SDGs. – Therefore, the school should make a clear statement in its application on how the school’s programme connects with other SDGs apart from SDGs 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Life on Land).

7. Impacts

  • Results, during/after implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school’s programme to students, teachers, parents and the wider communities.
  • Information, data, and model collection about local wisdom has been effectively compiled, documented, and shared within the schools, among schools in one community, and at the broader provincial or national levels.
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VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education, education for sustainable development, and cultural development from Japan and the Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee is final and challenges/appeals are not allowed.

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VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
 
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation” from 10 June to 3 September 2018.
  2. The deadline of entry submissions is Monday 3 September 2018. (The schools must ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives entries by 3 September 2018.)
  3. Each school can submit only one entry.
  4. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”.
    The Submission Form can be requested by sending an email to the email address: seameojapan.award@seameo.org.
  5. Regarding the submission of information, each school must adhere to the following format, as specified in the Submission Form:
    a) Part I - Information about the school;
    1. School name and contact details
    2. Brief information about the school such as number of teachers and students and educational level
    3. Contact details of the coordinator
    b) Part II - Information about the school’s programme;
    1. Title of the school’s programme
    2. Summary of the programme (one half-page of A4 sheet size)
    3. Background information or reasons why the school created the programme
    4. Objectives/goals of the programme
    5. Brief details about the local wisdom the school aims for within the programme and its values for environmental conservation
    6. Period of time when the programme was/has been started
    7. Activities (Strategies, Steps, Activities for Implementation)
    8. Teaching and learning approaches that the school has integrated with local wisdom (as identified in point 5) for environmental conservation
    9. Participation with the community/roles of community
    10. Activities that the school has contributed to the community
    11. Programme monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and summary of results
    12. Resources used for programme implementation
    13. Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and the wider community
    14. Interrelationship of the school programme with other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    15. Plan for sustainability and plan for scaling-up/expansion
    16. Achievements from the school’s programme “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation”
    17. List of attachments such as a copy of the school operational plan, action plan, learning/teaching materials, lesson plans, samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc.
    18. Photographs related to the school programme (maximum of five photographs with captions written in English)
  1. Information about the programme (Part II as above) should not be over nine (9) pages of A4 in total. The information should be written in Times New Roman font, 11-12 point size. (A half-to-one page A4 sheet size about the project overview should be included.)
  2. Information about the programme and the photo captions must be in English. The teaching and learning materials can be in local languages, however a brief translation in English should be provided.
  3. All submissions should include related photos. (A maximum of five photographs with captions written in English.)
  4. Schools can submit the "Submission Form of 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and other supporting materials to the SEAMEO Secretariat by

    a) Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org and/or
    b) Send a Compact Disc (CD) or handy drive containing the digital files of submission form and supporting documents to the following address by post. (In case of damage to the CD, the printed version of the submission form should also be included in the mailing package.)

    SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    920 Sukhumvit Road
    Klongtoey District,
    Bangkok 10110,
    THAILAND.
  1. All entries submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat will be acknowledged. If the school has not received any acknowledgement of the receipt from the SEAMEO Secretariat within one week after the submission, please contact the SEAMEO Secretariat (Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org).

VIII. Important dates
 
10 June to
3 September 2018
Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools.
Monday 3 September 2018 The last day for submission of entries.
(The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 3 September 2018.)
31 October 2018 Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website
28 November 2018 Award presentation ceremony for the winners at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Thailand
April/May 2019 Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st prize winner
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IX. Contact information

For enquiry, please contact:
Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin
Coordinator
SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District,
Bangkok 10110, THAILAND.

Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org
Website: www.seameo.org
Tel: +662 391 0144
Fax: +662 381 2587

X. Information/ resources for downloading

- Information about the 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Improving Health and Nutrition)

- See good practices of 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Improving Health and Nutrition)

- See good practices of 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Saving Energy)

- See good practices of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions)

- See good practices of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices of 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Values Education)

- See good practices of 2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction)

- Other relevant resources:



ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Awardees of 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Improving Health and Nutrition

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan in cooperation with UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education would like to congratulate all awardees and express appreciation to schools who participated in the 2017 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme of ‘Improving Health and Nutrition’.

Appreciation is also extended to the Ministries of Education of Southeast Asian countries, SEAMEO Regional Centres and Educational Development Agencies who contributed and supported this 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award. The winners of the 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are as follows:

 

1st Prize

SJK(C) WOON HWA, Johor Bahru
Malaysia

Title of the School's Programme:
"I-Care Project"

Address: Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai, Kangkar Pulai,
81300Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Education Level: Grade 1-6
Number of Teachers: 46 
Number of Students: 790
School Principal: Ms Phang Oi Mei
Coordinating Teacher: Ms Tiw Seok Lian
Website: N/A

 

2nd Prize

Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon, Yangon Region
Myanmar

Title of the School's Programme:
Promoting Three Healthy Lifestyles Programme

Address: No.57 Alan Pya Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon Region,Myanmar
Education Level: Kindergarten to Grade 10
Number of Teachers: 158 
Number of Students: 6,662
School Principal: Mr Chit Tun 
Coordinating Teacher: Mrs Thidar Hla
Website: www.behs-1dagon.com

 

3rd Prize

Labuin Elementary School
The Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
Intensification of the School Garden in Improving Nutrition of the School Children

Address: 2nd Street Brgy. Labuin, Pila, Laguna,
Philippines
Education Level: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Number of Teachers: 19 
Number of Students: 672
School Principal: Ms Alma SM. Tomacruz 
Coordinating Teacher: Ms Michelle R. Samia
Website: https://m.facebook.com/pagges/Division-Office-Deped-Laguna/24918824165941

 

Special Prize
for the Best Programme Carried out in Small Schools of Less than 250 Students

Sekolah Alam Pacitan (School of exploring)
Indonesia

Title of the School's Programme:
Healthy Environment, Healthy Food, Healthy Inside

Address: Brawijaywa St, Sidoharjo, Pacitan, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Education Level: Grade 1-6
Number of Teachers: 24 
Number of Students: 136 
School Director: Mr Bangun Naruttama. S.Pd, AUD
Coordinating Teacher: Ms Maya Nurhayanti. S.Pd
Website:www.sekolahhalampacitan.com

 

Note: The decision of the Judging Committee is based on the information provided in the submission form and supporting documents from the schools.

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students More than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No of Teachers No. of Students Attachment
1 Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon, Yangon Region Myanmar Promoting Three Healthy Lifestyles Programme Kindergarten to Grade 10 158 6,662 Attachment
2 Basic Education Middle School No.4, South Okkalapa, Yangon Region Myanmar School Health and Nutrition Programme (SHNP) of Basic Education Middle School No.4, South Okkalapa Kindergarten to Grade 9 29 993 Attachment
3 Cauayan City National High School Philippines “HEALTH ALERT” (Healthy Environment and Long-Term Health Access through Local Engagement, Recreation and Training) Grade 7-12 276 5,639 Attachment
4 Huaynamhom Wittayakan School Thailand Care For Physical and Mental Health, Save The Hope of the Fatherland Grade 7-12 62 1,178 Attachment
5 Labuin Elementary School Philippines Intensification of the School Garden in Improving Nutrition of the School Children Kindergarten to Grade 6 19 672 Attachment
6 Rajinibon School Thailand Using Lesson Study to Develop Health Literacy Learning Units for Prevention and Control of Health and Nutrition Problems in K-12 students Kindergarten to Grade 12 285 3,076 Attachment
7 Serangoon Garden Secondary School Singapore Immersing Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) into the community Secondary 150 1,097 Attachment
8 SJK(C )WOON HWA, Johor Bahru Malaysia I-Care Project Grade/year 1-6 46 790 Attachment
9 SK Convent Green Lane, Penang Malaysia Food Sense Challenge Trail – Herb Garden, Healthy Environment, Happy Kids Year 1-6 52 802 Attachment
10 SMAN 1 Kalabahi, Alor – NTT Indonesia Understanding and Advancing Adolescent Health and Wellbeing through School-based Education Grade 10-12 53 698 Attachment
11 SMK Sanzac Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Caring Hearts..Cleaner Society (CH…CS) Year 7-12 100 1,475 Attachment
12 SMP Negeri Pandak, Yogyakarta Indonesia Healthy School, Active Learning, Great Achievement Grade 7-9 42 648 Attachment

 

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students Less than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No. of Teachers No. of Students Attachments
1 Apnagan Elementary School Philippines Project PHASE (Personal Health and Sanitation Education) Kindergarten
-Grade 6
7 234 Attachment
2 Paud Plus Az-Zalfa Indonesia Health is a Joy Early Childhood/            Kindergarten 26 150 Attachment
3 Sekolah Alam Pacitan (School of Exploring) Indonesia Healthy Environment, Healthy Food, Healthy Inside   Grade 1-6 24 136 Attachment
4 Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sungai Ara Malaysia Green Revolution Grade 1-6 12 140 Attachment
5 SMA Pribadi Bilingual Boarding School Depok Indonesia Pribadi Nutritive Lifestyle for Sustainable Community Year 7-12 30 173 Attachment

 

List of All Entries

The following lists are 56 entries from schools in 8 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The organisers and the Judging Committee would like to express appreciation for their participation in this 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme of “Improving Health and Nutrition”.

Note: All participating schools will receive the Certificate of Participation from the Award.

No School Name City Project Title Education Level No of Teachers No of Students Attachment
Brunei Darussalam
1 Tinkerbell Learning School SND BHD Bandar Seri Begawan Annual Nutrition Day Celebration Pre-school and Year 1-6 26 570  
Indonesia
1 Elementary School of Ngestiharjo Special District of Yogyakarta Health Ladder Game to Improve Health and Nutrition     grade 1-6 11 156  
2 Muhammadiyah 1 Junior High School Yogyakarta Semutlitsih (Ten minutes for cleaning services on every Fridays) and lunch programme second grade in junior high school 45 705  
3 Paud Plus Az-Zalfa Sidoharjo Pacitan Sehat Itu Nikmat
(Healthy is a Joy)
Early Childhood/Kindergarten 26 150  
4 SD Bakalan Bantul Increased Nuselink (Improved Nutrition, Health, and Environmental Hygiene) Grade 1-6 23 316  
5 SDN 100 Cipedes Bandung Educate Whole Heartedly Year 1-6 17 287  
6 SDN 2 Purbalingga Lor Purbalingga Healthy Life Anywhere and Anytime for Reaching Excellent Idea Grade 1-6 20 535  
7 Sekolah Alam Pacitan (School of Exploring) Pacitan SEHAT PANGAN, SEHAT BADAN, SEHAT LINGKUNGAN
(Healthy Environment, Healthy Food, Healthy Inside )  
Grade 1-6 24 136  
8 Sekolah Menengah Atas Negeri 2 Blora Blora Think Smart, Eat Well, Live Healthily to Achieve the Bright Future for the Young Generation Grade 10 to 12 62 921  
9 SMA Pribadi Bilingual Boarding School Depok Depok Pribadi Nutritive Lifestyle for Sustainable Community Year 7-12 30 173  
10 SMAN 1 Kalabahi, Alor – NTT Alor Understanding And Advancing Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Through School-based Education
Grade 10-12 53 698  
11 SMK Negeri 1 Bandung Bandung Improving Health and Nutrition at School in order to Improve Healthy and High-Achiever Students, and also Better Community 10-12 92 1335  
12 SMK Negeri Maritaing Alor The Utilization of Maritaing Sea wealthy to Improve the Health and Nutrition Grade 10-12 19 79  
13 SMK Unggul Negeri 2 Banyuasin III Banyuasin III Enhancing Students Literacy and  Nutrition through School Garden Grade 10-12 42 224  
14 SMK Wikrama Bogor Bogor Entrepeneurship Competence Based training based on environment and lifestyle Year 13-15 59 1658  
15 SMP Negeri 3 Malang Malang Healthy Canteen (as a part of Adiwiyata School Program) Grade 7-9 55 870  
16 SMP Negeri Pandak Yogyakarta Healthy School, Active Learning, Great Achievement Grade 7-9 42 648  
17 SMP Satu Atap Negeri 5 Pangururan   Reviving and Promoting the Sources of Nutrition that Used to Throw Away for Better Health in SMP Satu Atap 5 Pangururan Samosir North Sumatera Indonesia Junior High School 15 119  
18 SMPN I Piyungan Yogyakarta From the Healthy Foods come the Healthy Body and Smart Intelligence Grade 7-9 53 651  
Malaysia
1 Methodist Girls Primary School Kuantan  Kuantan Stay Healthy, Live Happily Year 1-6 52 761  
2 Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sungai Ara Pulau Pinang GREEN REVOLUTION Grade 1-6 12 140  
3 SJK (C) PULAI Johor Bahru Health and Nutrition-Friendly School Programmes for conducive learning environment Year 1-6 53 836  
4 SJK(C )WOON HWA Johor Bahru I-Care Project Grade/year 1-6 46 790  
5 SK Convent Green Lane Penang Food Sense Challenge Trail – Herb Garden, Healthy Environment, Happy Kids Year 1-6 52 802  
6 SK Pekan Nanans Johor Diet for Health Year 1-6 50 663  
7 SK Taman Suria, Johor Bahru, Johor Johor Bahru Handwashing Habits 5 Times a day with Lifebuoy Year 1-6 67 910  
8 SMK Langkon Kota Marudu Balance Nutrition ensure Good Health and that is the Greatest Wealth Year 7-11 54 632  
9 SMK Padawan Kuching Finding a New Horizon in Promoting  a Healthy Lifestyle Secondary 1-5 64 835  
10 SMK Sanzac Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu Caring Hearts…Cleaner Society (CH…CS) Year 7-12 100 1475  
11 Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin Science Secondary School Pulau Pinang TUN SYED SIHAT with 30 Days for Fit Secondary Education 67 543  
12 Victoria Institution Kuala Lumpur The Aspiration For Our Future Vol 2, 2017 Secondary School Form 1-6 122 739  
Myanmar
1 Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon Yangon Region Promoting Three Healthy Lifestyles Programme Kindergarten to Grade 10 158 6662  
2 Basic Education High School, (Branch) No.9. Defence Industry Pyay District Promoting Healthy Habits for Healthy Living KG+10 11 415  
3 Basic Education Middle School No.4, South Okkalapa Yangon Region School Health and Nutrition Programme (SHNP) Kindergarten to Grade 9 29 993  
4 Panntagon Monywa Engage in Wellness Pre-School to Year 9 11 80  
Philippines
1 Alloy Elementary School Kasibu Strengthening the school Health and Nutrition Program for the achievement of the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Kindergarten to Grade 6 8 125  
2 Apnagan Elementary School Bansud Project PHASE
(Personal Health And Sanitation Education)
Kindergarten – Grade 6 7 234  
3 Bagumbayan Elementary School Santa Cruz Enhancing Health Programme and Practices for Better Education Grade 1-6 48 1936  
4 Benguet National High School La Trinidad Engaging School Stakeholders for a  safe and Child Friendly School
(“Tayo na’t pagyamanin, Paaralang Sariling Atin”)
Year 7-12 118 3401  
5 Bintawan National High School Villaverde Project HEALTH (Healthy Environment Advocates Adolescents’ Lasting joy: the Threshold of Humanity) Grade 7-12   68 1330  
6 Calauag East Central Elementary School, Calauag East District, Division of Quezon, Region IV-A Calabarzon Calauag Project CUSINACS (Caring for Undernourished Schoolchildren to Improve their Nutritional and
Academic Status), an NGO-sponsored feeding intervention program for Grades I-III
Grade 1-6 51 1628  
7 Carael National High School Carael Dagupan City Gulayan sa Loob at Labas ng Paaralan “Plant a (Vegetable) Garden from School to Community” Grade 7-12 38 1071  
8 Cauayan City National High School Cauayan City “HEALTH ALERT” (Healthy Environment and Long-Term Health Access through Local Engagement, Recreation and Training) Grade 7-12 276 5639  
9 East Palale Elementary School Tayabas City LIPAD…Masaya at Malusog na Malinit! Fun Friday… (Learners Improvement Progress And Development… Happy and Healthy East Palale) Kindergarten, Grade 1-6 and Special Education 16 437  
10 Iligan City East National High School-Sta. Filomena Iligan City FEEDING the MINDS Through Proper Health Intervention and BalancedNutrition Grade 7-10 60 1880  
11 La Medalla Elementary School Baao PROJECT FEEL (Food for Effective and Enhanced Learning) Kindergarten to Grade 6 13 376  
12 Labuin Elementary School Pila Intensification of the School Garden in Improving Nutrition of the School Children Kindergarten to grade 6 19 672  
13 Northwestern University Laoag City Health Promotion and Nutrition Program University 169 3848  
14 San Antonio Elementary School – Silverio Annex Parañaque City Healthy RICEPONSIBLE School Community Kindergarten to grade 6 52 2345  
15 Sibagat National High School of Home Industries   PROJECT FIX ( F-family ,I-individual,
C-community ,S-school)
       
16 Zamboanga Central School SpEd Center Zamboanga City Healthy Body Bright Future Kindergarten-Grade 6 98 2215  
Singapore
1 Serangoon Garden Secondary School Singapore Immersing Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) into the Community Secondary School 150 1097  
Thailand
1 Huaynamhom Wittayakan School Chuma Ta Bong Care For Physical And Mental Health, Save The Hope of the Fatherland Grade 7-12 62 1178  
2 Rajinibon School Bangkok Using Lesson Study to Develop Health Literacy Learning Unitsfor Prevention and Control of Health and Nutrition Problems in K-12 students at Rajinibon School, Bangkok, Thailand K-12 285 3076  
3 Sekolah Indonesia Bangkok Bangkok Healthy School Of SIB (S3) Kindergarten 16 117  
Vietnam
1 Hong Bang Secondary School Ho Chi Minh City Let’s Research Nutrition and Improve our Health Grade 6-9 169 3300  

 

Judging Committee of the 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award:
  1. A representative from MEXT, Japan
      • Mr Tetsuhito Minami
        Deputy Director
        International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat
        Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology-JAPAN (MEXT), Japan
         
  2. An expert on ESD from Japan
      • Prof Dr Masahisa Sato
        Professor
        Faculty of Environmental and
        Information Studies
        Tokyo City University, Japan
         
  3. Experts on ESD and school-based development programme from Southeast Asian Region
      • Prof Dr Ma Sandra B Tempongko
        Deputy Coordinator
        SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network
         
      • Assoc Prof Dr Khajornsak Buaraphan
        Lecturer, Expert, and School Trainer
        Institute of Innovative Learning
        Mahidol University, Thailand
         
  4. A representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Ms Ushio Miura
        Programme Specialist
        Section for Education Innovation
        and Skills Development
        UNESCO Bangkok
         
  5. A representative from SEAMEO and Chair Person of the Judging Committee Meeting
      • Mr Prasert Tepanart
        Deputy Director (Administration and Communication)
         

 

Information about the 2017 SEAMEO Japan-ESD Award

Important Document for Download

   
I. Introduction

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 57/254 and declared the period 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” (DESD). 

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a “learning process (or approach to teaching) based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability and is concerned with all levels and types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development – learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to transform oneself and society.”

At the end of the DESD in 2014, the UNESCO World Conference held in Japan announced the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD aimed at generating and scaling up ESD actions at all levels and in all areas of education, training and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development to the post-2015 agenda.

While ESD is implemented worldwide under the GAP, in support of further promoting ESD in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, have shown their collective commitment to promoting best practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia by organising the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award.  The award scheme has been held annually since 2012.

The objectives of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are:

  1. To raise awareness on ESD in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  2. To promote ESD best practices in schools and communities across Southeast Asia; 
  3. To share and exchange knowledge and best practices on ESD in schools across Southeast Asia and Japan;
  4. To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.

The first awards scheme in 2012 was conducted under the theme of: "Education for Disaster Risk Reduction". This initial competition attracted entries from 69 schools in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2013 was conducted under the theme of "Values Education"and attracted entries from 126 schools in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2014, under the theme of "Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future", involved 63 schools in nine Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2015, under the theme of "Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions", participated by 90 schools in ten Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

The award in 2016 was conducted under the theme of "Saving Energy",involved 43 entries in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

II. Theme for 2017: “Improving Health and Nutrition”

Large numbers of school children in Southeast Asia suffer from ailments such as diarrhea, acute respiratory diseases, worms and dental caries, all of which are preventable and caused mainly by poor hygiene. These illnesses seriously impair a student’s physical and cognitive development and have a negative impact on their ability to learn and their prospects *.

To promote Education for Sustainable Development in schooling system, “Health and Nutrition” is one of the most important issues and concerns of policy makers and educational leaders in Southeast Asian countries. 

Considering the importance of “Health and Nutrition” at the school level in Southeast Asia, the theme of SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award in 2017 is “Improving Health and Nutrition”     

“Improving Health and Nutrition” can refer to any action or programme that transform schools into healthy learning environments where routine hygiene practices turn into long-term habits. This also includes the school programmes/activities to prevent local diseases and improve health condition, lunch pogramme, water and sanitation, and overall nutrition of students, as well as increase nutrition awareness and health preventive education of parents and community. 

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To raise awareness of “Health Promotion and Nutrition programme integrated in education for the promotion of sustainable development in schools and communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.
  2. To promote and share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the improvement of health and nutrition into school plan, teaching and learning practices, and daily routines of students.   
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD practices in school activities and programmes.

Under the theme of “Improving Health and Nutrition,” the school entry should cover the following criteria: 

  1. The entry should be relevant to the theme and the scope of “Improving Health and Nutrition” as defined above.
  2. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s programme can improve health and nutrition conditions of students; transform the school into the healthy learning environments; and promote sustainable healthy habits of students, parents and community.
  3. The entry should clearly demonstrate the integration of “Improving Health and Nutrition” practices in the entire school’s policy, management plan, participatory planning and implementation, curriculum, teaching and learning practices, daily routines of students, student activities, partnership efforts, parent and community participation, and so on.

*GIZ Fit for School (https://www.giz.de)  

III. All schools in Southeast Asian countries are invited to enter the competition

All public and private kindergarten / elementary / secondary / vocational and technical schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries – namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam – are invited to submit information about programmes, projects and activities that are related to the theme of this year’s competition.

IV. Prizes for the winning schools
 
1) 1st Prize
  • USD$1,500
  • A study tour to Japan for four days  
    (The organiser will sponsor the travel expenses for four to six persons, which includes round-trip airfares, accommodation for three nights, domestic transportation in Japan, interpreter, and visa fees).
2) 2nd Prize
  • US$1,000
3) 3rd Prize
  • US$500
4) A Special Prize from the SEAMEO Secretariat for the best activity carried out in small schools of less than 250 students
  • US$1,000

All winning schools will receive a plaque of recognition and a certificate for teachers and students involved in planning and implementing the school’s programme. 

A representative of the winning schools will be sponsored to participate at the award presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Bangkok in November 2017.   

All participating schools that have submitted entries relevant to the theme will be recognised (name, project name and country) on the SEAMEO website and the winning schools’ details will also be posted on the SEAMEO website.  

V. Judging criteria

The judging committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winning schools:  

1. Strategy/ Modality of Implementation

    • Health promotion and nutrition programme is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning programmes within the school.
    • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents, community stakeholders and partners – in planning and implementing the programme.
    • Appropriate and effective methods and resources are used to implement the programme. 
    • Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or processes are systematically identified to the immediate and long-term outcomes of the programme. 
    • The school has demonstrated that the entire school joins together in improving health and nutrition condition of students.

2. Innovation and Creativity

    • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative and simple practices in “Improving Health and Nutrition”.  
    • The school has demonstrated innovative ideas for utilizing available resources.  
    • The entry is a new idea or an improved/adapted version of existing activities.

3. Teaching and Learning Approaches

    • The school has demonstrated effective teaching and learning approaches that have develop awareness of students and community in promoting health and nutrition.
    • The school has embedded knowledge about health and nutrition and other related environmental aspects   into subject disciplines and incorporated ESD principles and pedagogical methods to ensure that students are able to connect the practices into their daily life and family.

4. Engagement of Community

    • The school has engaged community partners such as neighbouring educational institutions, local government authorities and parent associations to co-implement the school’s  programme.
    • The school’s programme has encouraged public awareness and action for promoting health and nutrition for the community.    
    • The school’s programme has strengthened student involvement and a contribution to improve the sustainable development of the local community.

5. Sustainability

    • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain the programme. 
    • The school has integrated the promotion of health and nutrition within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for a long-term action strategy.

6. Impact

    • Results, both during and after implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school’s programme to students, teachers, parents and the wider community.
    • The school has clearly demonstrated that health and nutrition conditions of students have been improved after the implementation.

Note:  Achievement of submitted programmes will be evaluated in accordance with the educational stage of each school (e.g. kindergarten / elementary / secondary / vocational and technical schools)

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VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education, education for sustainable development, and health and nutrition from Japan and the Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee is final and challenges/appeals are not allowed.

VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
 
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Improving Health and Nutrition” before Tuesday 5 September 2017. (The schools must ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives entries by Tuesday 5 September  2017.)
  2. Each school can submit only ONE entry.
  3. The school programme must have been continued at least one year.
  4. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”.
    If you have difficulty to download the file, please request the form by sending email to: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org.    
  5. Regarding the submission of information, each school must adhere to the following format, as specified in the Submission Form::
    a) Part I - Information about the school;
    1. School name and contact details. 
    2. Brief information about the school such as number of teachers and students and the educational level.
    3. Contact details of the coordinator.   
    b) Part II - Information about the school’s programme;
    1. Title of the school’s programme. 
    2. Summary of the programme (one half-page of A4 sheet size).   
    3. Background information or reasons why the school created the programme.
    4. Objectives/goals of the programme. 
    5. Period of time when the programme was/has been started. 
    6. Activities (Actions and strategies of implementation).    
    7. Teaching and learning approaches that the teachers apply for teaching “Improving Health and Nutrition”.           
    8. Participation with the community and sharing of school practices to the community.   
    9. Engagement of partners.
    10. Resources used for implementation.  
    11. Programme monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
    12. Achievement from the school’s health and nutrition programme. 
    13. Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and the wider community.   
    14. Plan for sustainability and plan for the future.
    15. List of attachments such as a copy of the related school plan, committee structure, learning/teaching materials, lesson plans, samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc.
    16. Photographs related to the school programme (maximum of five photographs with captions written in English).
  1. Information about the programme (Part II as above) should not be over nine (9) pages of A4 in total. The information should be written in Times New Roman font, 11-12 point size. (A half-to-one page A4 sheet size about the project overview should be included.)
  2. Information about the programme and the photo captions must be in English. The teaching and learning materials can be in local languages, however a brief translation in English should be provided.     
  3. All submissions should include related photos. (A maximum of five photographs with captions written in English.) 
  4. Schools can submit the "Submission Form of 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and other supporting materials to the SEAMEO Secretariat by

    a) Email: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org and/or
    b) Send a Compact Disc (CD) or handy drive containing the digital files of submission form and supporting documents to the following address by post. (In case of damage to the CD, the printed version of the submission form should also be included in the mailing package.)

    SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    920 Sukhumvit Road
    Klongtoey District,
    Bangkok 10110,
    THAILAND.
  1. All entries submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat will be acknowledged. If the school has not received any acknowledgement of the receipt from the SEAMEO Secretariat within one week after the submission, please contact the SEAMEO Secretariat (Email: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org).

VIII. Important dates
 
25 June to
5 September 2017
Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools.
Tuesday 5 September  2017 (By midnight) The last day for submission of entries.
(The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by midnight of 5 September 2017.)  

2 November 2017
(Revised)

Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website

28 November 2017

Award presentation ceremony at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Bangkok
March or April 2018 Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st prize winner
 
IX. Contact information

For enquiry, please contact: 
Ms Piyapa
SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award, 
SEAMEO Secretariat,
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District,
Bangkok 10110, THAILAND.

Email:  seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org
Website: www.seameo.org
Tel: +662 391 0144
Fax: +662 381 2587

X. Information/ resources for downloading

- Information about the 2017 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Improving Health and Nutrition)

- See good practices of 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Saving Energy)

- See good practices of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions)

- See good practices of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices of 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Values Education)

- See good practices of 2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction)

- Other relevant resources:



ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Awardees of 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Saving Energy

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan in cooperation with UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education would like to congratulate all awardees and express appreciation to schools who participated in the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme of 'Saving Energy’.

Appreciation is also extended to the Ministries of Education of Southeast Asian countries, SEAMEO Regional Centres and Educational Development Agencies who contributed and supported this 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award. The winners of the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are as follows:

1st Prize

SMK Negeri 1 Bandung
Indonesia

Title of the School's Programme:
"Save the Energy, Save Our Present, Save Our Future"
Attachments

Address: Jalan Wastukancana No 3 Bandung
West Java Province, 2016, Indonesia
Education Level: Senior Vocational High School
Number of Teachers: 94
Number of Students: 1,385
School Principal: Ms Dra. Nani Sri Iriyani
Coordinating Teacher: Ms Dini Siti Anggraeni S.Pd., M.Si
Website: www.smknegeri1bandung.com

2nd Prize

SJK (C) Pulai
Malaysia

Title of the School's Programme:
Energy Conservation through Sustainable and Low Carbon School Culture Programme
Attachments

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, 81300, Malaysia
Education Level: Grade 1-6
Number of Teachers: 58
Number of Students: 899
School Principal: Mdm Lee Boh Dan
Coordinating Teachers: Ms Cheng Xui Chein, Ms Lim Xin Yi
Website: N/A

3rd Prize

Bintawan National High School
The Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
ENERGY CONSERVATION NURTURED, ENHANCED,RENEWED and GOVERNED YEARLY (ENERGY)
Attachments

Address: Purok Liwliwa, Bintawan Sur, Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya, 3701, the Philippines
Education Level: Grade 7 - 12
Number of Teachers: 61
Number of Students: 1,200
School Principal: Dr Merlita C Padilla
Coordinating Teacher: Mrs Rucelle T. Borja
Website: N/A

Special Prize
for the Best Programme Carried out in Small Schools of Less than 250 Students

Lopburi Polytechnic College
Thailand

Title of the School's Programme:
LPC Saving Energy for the Earth
Attachments

Address: 100 moo 3 Phaholyothin Road, Thasala Sub-district,
Mueang District, Lopburi 15000 Thailand
Education Level: Certificate and Diploma
Number of Teachers: 20
Number of Students: 128
School Director: Dr. Niti Nachit
Coordinating Teacher: Mr. Yeshi Dorji
Website: www.lpc.ac.th

Note: The decision of the Judging Committee is based on the information provided in the submission form and supporting documents from the schools.

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students More than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No of Teachers No. of Students Supporting Documents
1 Bintawan National High School Philippines ENERGY CONSERVATION NURTURED, ENHANCED,RENEWED and GOVERNED YEARLY (ENERGY) Grade 7-12 61 1,200 Attachment
2 Chiang Kong Witaya School Thailand Chiang Khong Ranger (CK Ranger) Grade/Year12-18 70 1,027 Attachment
3 Kasibu Central School Philippines Helping the Advanced, Least, Lost and the Last (AL3) Pupils Using Handy Solar Energy Gadgets towards the Improvement of Access, Retention, Completion, Achievement (ARCA) Special Education, Kindergarten, Alternative Learning System, Grade 1-6 25 760 Attachment
4 Public Senior High School 2 Blora Indonesia Recycling and Saving Energy Year 10-12 59 828 Attachment
5 SJK (C ) Pulai Malaysia Energy Conservation through Sustainable and Low Carbon School Culture Programme Grade 1-6 58 899 Attachment
6 SJK (Tamil) Alor Gajah Malaysia FuturEnergia Project Year 1-6 26 320 Attachment
7 SMKN 1 Bandung Indonesia Save the Energy, Save Our Present, Save Our Future Vocational High School 94 1,389 Attachment
8 SMK Telok Kerang Malaysia Green School Form 1-5 56 661  
9 SK Nong Chik Malaysia Electric, Water Saving and Recycle Program Grade 1-6 38 501 Attachment
10 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School Brunei Darussalam Say Yes to 4Cs Year 7-11 42 353  

Shortlisted Schools with Number of Students Less than 250 Students
  • All schools which were shortlisted will receive a Certificate from the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • Ordered by alphabetical
No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No. of Teachers No. of Students Supporting Documents
1 Cambitala Elementary School Philippines Planting Trees and Vegetables for Energy Conservation Pre-Elementary Grades 1-6 9 203 Attachment
2 Lopburi Polytechnic College Thailand LPC Saving Energy for the Earth Vocational School (Certificate and Diploma) 20 128 Attachment
3 SMAN 2 Pelepat Ilir Indonesia Saving Energy Through Independent Adiwiyata (Adiwiyata Mandiri) As The Education of Sustainable Development(ESD)Programme Grade 10 to 12 22 244  
4 SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Muar Tamil Primary School Malaysia Muar River Energy Project Year 1-6 12 60  

List of All Entries

The following lists are 44 entries from schools in 8 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. We also received another 2 entries from India. The organisers and the Judging Committee would like to express appreciation for their participation in this 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme of “Saving Energy”.

Note: All participating schools will receive the Certificate of Participation from the Award.

# School Name City Project Title Education Level No. of Teachers No. of Students
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
1 Chung Ching Middle School Seria Save Energy, Save Environment Year 1 - 6 32 400
2 Pusat Tingkatan Enam Sengkurong Mukim Sengkurong PTES Energy Conservation Lower 6 and Upper 6 (A-Level) 110 608
3 Sekolah Menengah Berakas Brunei and Muara Energy Conservation and Awareness Grade 6-12 120 1,021
4 Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Hasan Brunei and Muara Energy Club (under Environmental Programme) Year 7-11 137 1,209
5 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School Sungai Akar ‘Say Yes to 4Cs’ Year 7-11 42 353
INDONESIA
1 SDN 2 Purbalingga Lor Jawa Tengah Be “Adiwiyata School” Grade 1-6 22 499
2 SDN Deresan Yogyakarta Implementation of Mathematics Teaching and Learning Integrated with Energy Efficiency, Safety, and Resiliency
3 Sekolah Alam Insan Mulia Surabaya We (SAIM) for a Better World Year 1-6 50 483
4 SK Taman Bukit Tiram Johor Darul Takzim Let’s Save Energy Year 4-6 100 1,500
5 SM Atas Negeri 2 Blora / Public Senior High School 2 Blora Jawa Tengah Recycling and Saving Energy Year 10-12 59 828
6 SMAN 1 Magetan (SHS 1 Magetan) East Java Air Purify Grade 12 70 1,013
7

SMAN 2 Pelepat Ilir (State High School Pelepat Ilir)

Pelepat Ilir Distric Saving Energy Through Independent Adiwiyata (Adiwiyata Mandiri) As The Education of Sustainable Development(ESD) Programme Grade 10 to 12 22 244
8 SMAN 10 Malang, Leadership Academy Jawa Timur Green Earth Community Club Grade 10-12 42 340
9 SMAN 14 Padang West Sumatera “Green School for Our Earth” Grade/Year 10-12 66 851
10 SMK Negeri 1 Bandung West Java Save the Energy, Save Our Present, Save Our Future Vocational High School 94 1,385
11 SMK Wikrama Bogor, Indonesia Bogor Developing Saving Energy Culture at Wikrama Bogor Vocational High School, Indonesia Grade 10-12 50 1,635
12 SMP Negeri 3 Malang East Java “GERAKAN LERI HIJAU” (Making Use of the Water Waste of the Rice Washing as the Natural Liquid Fertilizer for the Plants around the School) Grade 7, 8 and 9 50 861
MALAYSIA
1 Johor Bahru Religious National Secondary School Johor Saving Water Secondary 1 to 5 54 543
2 Saint George’s Girl’s School Penang Nature’s Voice – Save Mother Earth Year 6-12 122 1,084
3 SJK (C) Pulai Johor Energy Conservation through Sustainable and Low Carbon School Culture Programme Year 1-6 58 899
4 SJK (Tamil) Alor Gajah Malacca “FuturEnergia” Project Year 1-6 26 320
5 SJK(T) Ladang Sagai Muar@ Muar River Tamil Primary School

Johor

Muar River Energy Project Year 1-6 12 60
6 SJK (Tamil) Ringlet n/a

Eco-Energy Warriors

Primary 12 88
7 SK Nong Chik Johor Darul Takzim Electric, Water Saving and Recycle Program Grade 1-6 38 501
8 SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim Johor Green Conditioning Grade 7-12 65 950
9 SMK Ayer Keroh (Ayer Keroh Secondary School) Melaka AKSES Green School Project Grade 6-12 88 1,233
10 SMK Datuk Onn Butterworth Pulau Pinang A United Front for Energy Efficiency Year 9 106 990
11 SMK Telok Kerang Johor Green School Form 1-5 56 661
PHILIPPINES
1 Alloy Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya

Sustaining Initiatives,Projects, Activities and Programs Towards Environment Development

Kindergarten to Grade SIX 6 126
2 Bintawan National High School Nueva Vizcaya Energy conservation Nurtured, Enhanced, Renewed and Governed Yearly(ENERGY) Grade 7 to 12 61 1,200
3 Cambitala Elementary School Nueva Ecija Planting Trees and Vegetables for Energy Conservation Pre-Elementary Grades 1-6 9 203
4 Kasibu Central School Nueva Vizcaya Helping the Advanced, Least, Lost and the Last (AL3) Pupils Using Handy Solar Energy Gadgets towards the Improvement of Access, Retention, Completion, Achievement (ARCA) Special Education, Kindergarten, Alternative Learning System, Grade 1-6 25 760
5 Tiu Cho Teg Ana Ros Foundation Integrated School Brgy. Lanit Jaro Iloilo City Clean up dried, waste segregation Kinder garten to senior high 24 250
6 Watwat Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya Indigenous Children Hubs-An Energy Conservation Initiatives for the School Children of Watwat Elementary School. A Best Practice. Kindergarten to Grade 6 7 198
THAILAND
1 Chiang Khong Wittayakom School Chiang Rai Chiang Khong Ranger (CK Ranger) Grade/Year 12-18 70 1,027
2 Chumchon Wat Ratniyom School Nonthaburi Saving Energy Saving Our life Kindergarten and Grade 1-6 25 301
3 Lopburi Polytechnic College

Lopburi

Saving Energy

Certificate(3Years)and Diploma (2Years)

20 198
4 Sura Nari Wittaya School Nakhon Ratchasima The Green School Project: Sura Nari Wittaya School, Saving Energy with Clean Air Grade 7-12 210 4,200
5 Udonpittayanukoon School Udon Thani Saving Energy, Saving the World by RAISE Programme Grade 7-12 239 5,129
SINGAPORE
1 Yishun Primary School - Waste Management@YPS – Keep or Throw? Primary 1 to 6 100 1,250
MYANMAR
1 No.(1) Basic Education High School, Yankin Yangon Conservating Energy for the School Improvement Grade 1-11 59 1,621
2 Basic Education High School, Dagon Township Yangon Save Energy for Brighter Future Kindergarten to Grade 11 155 6,861
3 Shepherd Kinder Garden Yangon Shepherd Kinder Garden Preschool 3-6 years 5 30
Lao PDR
1 Kiettisack International School Vientiane Kreativity and Innovation for Saving Energy (KIS) Grade 1-12 106 1,450
INDIA
1 Met Rishikul Vidyalaya Mumbai Recycle2Sustain Grade 1 -10 50 450
2 Tata Motors Employee’s Education Trusts’ Vidya Niketan English Merdium Pune Green School Programme Year 5 - 15 71 2442

Judging Committee of the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award:
  1. An expert on ESD from Japan
      • Prof Dr Masahisa Sato
        Professor
        Tokyo City University, Japan
  2. An expert on ESD from Southeast Asian region
      • Dr Prapatpong Senarith
        Former Deputy Permanent- Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education-Thailand
        Advisor of Ministry of Education-Thailand
      • Dr Samran Chooduangngern
        President of OJSAT and JGSAFT
        Old Japan Students’ Association, Kingdom of Thailand
        Under the Patronage of His Majesty the King
  3. A representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Ms Ushio Miura
        Programme Specialist
        Section for Education Innovation and Skills Development
        UNESCO Bangkok
  4. Representatives from SEAMEO
      • Dr Asmah Ahmad
        Programme Officer II
      • Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi
        Deputy Director (Administration and Communications)

Information about the 2016 SEAMEO Japan-ESD Award

Important Document for Download

I. Introduction

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 57/254 and declared the period 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” (DESD).

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a “learning process (or approach to teaching) based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability and is concerned with all levels and types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development – learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to transform oneself and society.”

At the end of the DESD in 2014, the UNESCO World Conference held in Japan announced the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD aimed at generating and scaling up ESD actions at all levels and in all areas of education, training and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development to the post-2015 agenda.

While ESD is implemented worldwide under the GAP, in support of further promoting ESD in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, have shown their collective commitment to promoting best practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia by organising the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. The award scheme has been held annually since 2012.

The objectives of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are:

  1. To raise awareness of ESD in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  2. To promote ESD best practices in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  3. To share and exchange knowledge and best practices on ESD in schools across Southeast Asia and Japan;
  4. To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.

The first awards scheme in 2012 was conducted under the theme of: "Education for Disaster Risk Reduction". This initial competition attracted entries from 69 schools in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2013 was conducted under the theme of "Values Education" and attracted entries from 126 schools in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2014, under the theme of "Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future", involved 63 schools in nine Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2015 under th e theme of "Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions", participated by 90 schools in 10 Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

II. Theme for 2016: “Saving Energy”

To promote ESD, energy conservation programmes have been initiated in many schools to make them more environmentally friendly and carbon-conscious (an increased awareness about carbon dioxide emissions from daily activities.) Most importantly, these programmes have given students a greater understanding of the implications of their behaviour and it has enabled them to transfer the new-found knowledge and more environmentally-friendly activities to their personnel lives. In addition, students gain leadership skills and a valuable sense of efficacy as they make significant contributions in shifting the school culture toward a higher level of sustainability1.

To instill wise energy habits in students and teach them to care about the impact of their actions on the environment, the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award has selected "Saving Energy" as the theme for the 2016 competition.

“Saving Energy” can refer to any action or behavior that results in using less energy. There are many actions a school can take to save energy on a daily basis. Saving energy does not simply have to involve heating, cooling and lighting, it also encompass many actions which can have a broader effect on the environment such as the reduction of energy consumption, renewal of energy, utilization of waste and so on.

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To raise awareness of energy conservation integrated in education for the promotion of sustainable development in schools and communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.
  2. To promote and share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the implementation of energy conservation into teaching and learning practices and school programmes.
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD practices in school activities and programmes.

Under the theme of “Saving Energy,” the school entry should cover the following criteria:

  1. The entry should be relevant to the theme and the scope of “Saving Energy” as defined above.
  2. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s programme can reduce energy consumption at the school site and greater responsibility among teachers, students, parents and communities. The entry should also identify how the school’s energy saving programme can contribute to creating a more sustainable environment and society.
  3. The entry should clearly demonstrate the integration of “Saving Energy” practices in the school’s policy, management plan, curriculum, teaching and learning practices, co-curricular activities, partnership efforts, community participation and so on.

    The entry should demonstrate initiatives in the sharing of successful programmes/practices to other schools or communities so that public consciousness can be raised and energy saving efforts and initiatives will be replicated in other schools and in the daily life of communities.
III. All schools in Southeast Asian countries are invited to enter the competition

All public and private kindergarten / elementary / secondary / vocational and technical schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries – namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam – are invited to submit information about programmes, projects and activities that are related to the theme of this year’s competition.

IV. Prizes for the winning schools
1) 1st Prize
  • USD$1,500
  • A study tour to Japan for four days
    (The organizer will sponsor the travel expenses for four to six persons, which includes round-trip airfares, accommodation for three nights, domestic transportation in Japan, interpreter, and visa fees).
2) 2nd Prize
  • US$1,000
3) 3rd Prize
  • US$500
4) A Special Prize from the SEAMEO Secretariat for the best activity carried out in small schools of less than 250 students
  • US$1,000

All winning schools will receive a plaque of recognition and a certificate for teachers and students involved in planning and implementing the school’s programme.

A representative of the winning schools will be sponsored to participate at the award presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO Council Conference in Indonesia in 2017.

All participating schools that have submitted entries relevant to the theme will be recognised (name, project name and country) on the SEAMEO website and the winning schools’ details will also be posted on the SEAMEO website.

V. Judging criteria

The judging committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winning schools:

1. Strategy/ Modality of Implementation

    • Saving energy/energy conservation is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning programmes within the school.
    • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents, community stakeholders and partners – in planning and implementing the programme.
    • Appropriate and effective methods and resources are used to implement the programme.
    • Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or processes are systematically identified to the immediate and long-term outcomes of the programme.
    • The school has demonstrated that the entire school joins together in energy conservation efforts.

2. Innovation and Creativity

    • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative practices in “Saving Energy”.
    • The school has demonstrated innovative ideas for utilizing available resources.
    • The entry is a new idea or an improved/adapted version of existing activities.

3. Teaching and Learning Approaches

    • The school has demonstrated effective teaching and learning approaches that have been applied to the Saving Energy programme.
    • The school has embedded knowledge about energy conservation and other related environmental aspects into subject disciplines and incorporated ESD principles and pedagogical methods to ensure that students are able to connect the practices into their daily life, the local environment and community.

4. Engagement of Community

    • The school has engaged community partners such as neighbouring educational institutions, local government authorities and parent associations to co-implement the school’s programme.
    • The school’s programme has encouraged public awareness and action for reducing energy consumption and using a more energy efficient approach in daily activities.
    • The school’s programme has strengthened student involvement and a contribution to improve the sustainable development of the local community.

5. Sustainability

    • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain the programme.
    • The school has integrated energy saving practices within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for a long-term action strategy.

6. Impact

    • Results, both during and after implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school’s programme to students, teachers, parents and the wider community.
    • The school has clearly demonstrated that energy consumption at the school has been reduced.
VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education, education for sustainable development, and cultural development from Japan and the Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee is final and challenges/appeals are not allowed.

VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Saving Energy” before Friday 25 November 2016. (The schools must ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives entries by Friday 25 November 2016.)
  2. Each school can submit only ONE entry.
  3. The school programme must have been continued at least one year.
  4. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”.
    If you are not able to download the form, please request by sending an email to
    seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org.
  5. Regarding the submission of information, each school must adhere to the following format, as specified in the Submission Form:
    a) Part I - Information about the school;
    1. School name and contact details
    2. Brief information about the school such as number of teachers and students and the educational level.
    3. Contact details of the coordinator
    b) Part II - Information about the school’s programme;
    1. Title of the school’s programme.
    2. Summary of the programme (one half-page of A4 sheet size).
    3. Background information or reasons why the school created the programme.
    4. Objectives/goals of the programme.
    5. Period of time when the programme was/has been started.
    6. Activities (Actions and strategies of implementation).
    7. Teaching and learning approaches that the teacher applies for teaching “Saving Energy”.
    8. Participation with the community and sharing of school practices to the community.
    9. Engagement of partners.
    10. Resources used for implementation.
    11. Programme monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
    12. Achievement from the saving energy effort.
    13. Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and the wider community.
    14. Plan for sustainability and plan for the future.
    15. List of attachments such as a copy of the school saving energy plan, committee structure, learning/teaching materials, lesson plans, samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc.
    16. Photographs related to the school programme (maximum of five photographs with captions written in English).
  1. Information about the programme (Part II as above) should not be over nine (9) pages of A4 in total. The information should be written in Times New Roman font, 11-12 point size. (A half-to-one page A4 sheet size about the project overview should be included.)
  2. Information about the programme and the photo captions must be in English. The teaching and learning materials can be in local languages, however a brief translation in English should be provided.
  3. All submissions should include related photos. (A maximum of five photographs with captions written in English.)
  4. Schools can submit the "Submission Form of 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and other supporting materials to the SEAMEO Secretariat by

    a) Email: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org and/or
    b) Send a Compact Disc (CD) or handy drive containing the digital files of submission form and supporting documents to the following address by post. (In case of damage to the CD, the printed version of the submission form should also be included in the mailing package.)

    SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    920 Sukhumvit Road
    Klongtoey District,
    Bangkok 10110,
    THAILAND.
  1. All entries submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat will be acknowledged. If the school has not received any acknowledgement of the receipt from the SEAMEO Secretariat within one week after the submission, please contact the SEAMEO Secretariat (Email: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org).

VIII. Important dates
15 September to
25 November 2016
Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools.
Friday 25 November 2016 The last day for submission of entries.
(The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 25 November 2016.)

7 February 2017

Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website
April 2017 Award presentation ceremony at the SEAMEO Council Conference in Indonesia
February or March 2017 Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st prize winner
IX. Contact information

For enquires, please contact:
SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
SEAMEO Secretariat
920, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District, Bangkok 10110, THAILAND
Email: seameojapan.award(at)seameo.org
Tel: +66 (0) 2391 0144
Fax: +66 (0) 2381 2587

X. Information/ resources for downloading

- Information about the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Saving Energy)

- See good practices of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions)

- See good practices of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices of 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Values Education)

- See good practices of 2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction)

- Other relevant resources:



The Awardees of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan in cooperation with UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education would like to congratulate all awardees and express appreciation to schools who participated in the 2015 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme of 'Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions’.

Appreciation is also extended to the Ministries of Education of Southeast Asian countries, SEAMEO Regional Centres and Educational Development Agencies who contributed and supported this 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award.

1st Prize

Sekolah Kebangsaan (Perempuan) Methodist, Kuantan, Pahang
Malaysia

Title of the School's Programme:
"Warna-Warna Warisan Budaya (Colourful Cultural Tradition)"
Attachment

Address: Jalan Gambut, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang.
Country: Malaysia
Education Level: Year 1-6
Number of Teachers: 54
Number of Students: 762
School Principal: Datin Nooraziza binti Sabarudin
Website: N/A

2nd Prize

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Inclusive Elementary and Secondary School
Vietnam

Title of the School's Programme:
"Employment orientation, Vocational Training and Job Creation for the Students who are Visually Impaired"
Attachment

Address: 21 Lac Trung Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Country: Vietnam.
Education Level: Grade 1-9
Number of Teachers: 56
Number of Students: 1,799, including 198 students with visual impairment
School Principal: Ms Pham Thi Kim Nga
Website: N/A

3rd Prize

No. (1) Basic Education High School, Dagon, Yangon
Myanmar

Title of the School's Programme:
"Preserving Our Culture, Safeguarding Our Future Programme"
Attachment

Address: No. (57) Alan Pya Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, 11191
Country: Myanmar
Education Level: Kindergarten - Grade 11
Number of Teachers: 142
Number of Students: 6867
School Principal: Mr Aung Ko Ko
Website: www.behs-1dagon.com

Special Prize

for the Best Programme Carried out in
Small Schools of Less than 250 Students

Krousar Thmey School for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham
Cambodia

Title of the School's Programme:
"Cultural and Artistic Development Programme for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham"

Address: 6 village, Veal Vong quarter, Kampong Cham city, Kampong Cham province
Country: Cambodia
Education Level: Grade 1-12
Number of Teachers: 27
Number of Students: 156(69)
School Principal: Mr Keo Phally
Website: www.krousar-thmey.org

Special Recognition

for the Programme Carried out in
Small Schools of Less than 250 Students

Alloy Elementary School
Philippines

Title of the School's Programme:
"Revitalizing Diverse Cultures: Towards the Attainment of Access, Retention, Completion and Achievement (ARCA) of the Indigenous People Learners"

Address: Alloy, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya
Country: Philippines
Education Level: Kindergarten - Grade 6
Number of Teachers: 6
Number of Students: 124
School Principal: Maria Olivia M. Brazil
Website: N/A

Shortlisted Schools with Over 250 Students

Note: The shortlisted schools will receive a Certificate from the award.

No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No. of Students Supporting Documents
1 Basic Education High School, Dagon Myanmar Preserving Our Culture, Safeguarding Our Future Programme Kindergarten to Grade 11 6,867 Attachment
2 No (5), Basic Education High School, Pyay, Bago Region Myanmar Safeguarding our cultural Traditions of the Basic Education High Grade 1 -11 3,588  
3 Huamin Primary School Singapore Creative Arts Programme for Students (CAPS) – Safeguarding our Culture and Heritage Primary 1-6 976 Attachment
4 Bandung Wittaya School Udonthani, Thailand Development of Learning Process Using Local Wisdom Grade 7-12 1,000 Attachment
5 SMA Negeri 1 Dolopo Indonesia Keeping Local Cultural Heritage Mask dance Dongkrek (KLCHMDD) Year 10 -12 566 Attachment
6 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Inclusive Elementary and Secondary School Vietnam Employment orientation, vocational training and job creation for the students who are visually impaired Grade 1-9 1,799 Attachment
7 SMK Putrajaya Presint 11 (1) Malaysia Eleven One 1st Decade Charity Concert ‘Konsert Amal Tautan Kasih Eleven One’ Grade 7-11 (Form 1-5) 722 Attachment
8 Sekolah Kebangsaan Kempadang Malaysia Pahang Heritage is SK Kempadang Culture Preschool (6 years) to Year 6 (12 Years) & Special Education Class 1,200 Attachment
9 Sikolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 8 (2) Malaysia “Embracing Pantun (Malay Quatrains) to Sustain the Cultural Tradition” Year 1-6 (age 9-12) 1,285 Attachment
10 SMK Wikrama Bogor Indonesia Eco-school’s Cultural Tradition (ECT) Programs Vocational Senior High School 1,540 Attachment
11 SJK (T) Telok Panglima Garang Malaysia Ayurveda – The Life Knowlede Kindergarten to Year 6 561 Attachment
12 Sekolah Kebangsaan (Perempuan) Methodist, Kuantan Malaysia Warna-warna Warisan Budaya (Colourful Cultural Tradition) Year 1-6 762 Attachment
13 MAN 2 Kudus Indonesia Preservation of Batik through Mathematics Learning Activity at School High school 1,132 Attachment

Shortlisted Schools with Less than 250 Students
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No School Country Project Title Edu. Level No. of Students Supporting Documents
1 Amalina Islamic Junior High School Indonesia Kartini’s and Cultural Day Grade 7-9 214  
2 SMPN 3 Satu Atap Sumberlawang Indonesia Karawitan art in developing a culture and character of students Grade 7-9 199 Attachment
3 Yabibannawit School Thailand The Conservation of Local Cultural Traditions “Manora” Secondary School 171  
4 Krousar Thmey School for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham Cambodia Cultural and Artistic Development Program for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham Grade 1-2 156  
5 Preschool, Teachers Training Institute, Women’s malay College Melaka, Malaysia Malaysia “5 Gems” Acculturation of the Malay Culture among Preschoolers Preschool 26 Attachment
6 SDN-1 Muara Mea (State Elementary School-1 Muara Mea) Indonesia Increase awareness of local culture through learning to make woven crafts from rattan Elementary Grade 1 - 6 31  
7 Alloy Elementary School Philippines Revitalizing Diverse Cultures: Towards the Attainment of Access, Retention, Completion and Achievement (ARCA) of the Indigenous Peoples Learners Kindergarten, Grade1-6 124  

List of All Entries

The following lists are 90 entries schools in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The organisers and the Judging Committee would like to express appreciation for the participation in this 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme of “Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions”.

Note: All participating schools will receive the Certificate of Participation from the Award.

No. Country/School Name Title of Entry Education Level Number of Students
Brunei Darussalam
1 PGGMB School, SG Akar PGGMB Cultural Club Kindergarten 1-6 311
2 Pusat Tingkatan Enam Meragang Negara Brunei Darussalam Co-Curricular Activities Clubs: PTEM Dance Club Sixth Form Centre 25
3 Sekolah Menengah Chung Hua, Kuala Belait Safeguarding our CHMSKB Cultural Traditions Kindergarten 1-Year 11 780
4 Sekolah Rendah Merangking, Belait, Brunei Darussalam S.R. Merangking ‘Mari Bercerita’ Programme (Story Telling Time) Kindergarten-Year 6 16
5 SM Tanjong Maya Tutong Gardening and Landscaping Year 7-11 779
6 Stella’s School Around the World in 40 Minutes Kindergarten -Year 6 1,320
7 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School Brunei’s Best Ket Treasure: ‘Pasang’ Year 7-11 340
Cambodia
1 Krousar Thmey School for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham Cultural and Artistic Development Program for Blind or Deaf Children in Kampong Cham Grade 1 -12 156
2 Provincial Teacher Training College Teacher Trainee Works Exhibition Teacher Training for Primary Level 708
Indonesia
1 Amalina Islamic Junior High School Kartini’s and Cultural Day Grade 7-9 214
2 GagasCeria Primary School Sundanese Cultural Week (Pekan Budaya Sunda) Primary school level 1- 6 323
3 Institute Education of Skill Muslimah Group Solok City N/A N/A N/A
4 MAN 2 Kudus Preservation of Batik through Mathematics Learning Activity at School Senior High School Grade 10-12 1,132
5 MTs AT-TAQWA Ciparay MTs AT-TAQWA Ciparay Care for Local Culture by Implementing Learning Local Content “Bandung District Local History” Grade 7-9 131
6 SDK Penabur Banda Action Week/ International-Minded School Early Years-Primary 6 152
7 SDN-1 Muara Mea (State Elementary School-1 Muara Mea) Increase Awareness of Local Culture through Learning to Make Woven Crafts from Rattan Elementary Grade 1-6 31
8 Senior High School Number Nine South Bengkulu Festival “ANDUN DANCE” Senior High School 500
9 SMA Negeri 1 Dolopo Keeping Local Cultural Heritage Mask Dance Dongkrek (KLCHMDD) Year 10-12 566
10 SMK Wikrama Bogor Eco-school’s Cultural Tradition (ECT) Programs Vocational Senior High School 1,540
11 SMP Al Hikmah Full Day School Surabaya “Subuh Call” Building Students’ Characters Before the Sunrise Junior High School 925
12 SMP Bina Insani Bogor Culture Day-Art Carnival Night (Lutung Kasarung) Junior High School (Grade 7-9) 444
13 SMP N 2 Ponjong Javanese Theatre Extracurricular as Character Builder Learning Junior High School N/A
14 SMP N 2 Yogyakarta Gagrag Ngayogyakarta Traditional Costume in Ezphero Secondary School (Grade 7-9) 670
15 SMP N 7 Bojonegoro Regional Cultural Development to Improve Your Thinking Skills (Grade 7-9) 636
16 SMP Negeri 5 Malang (5 State junior High School 5 Malang) Saturday Clean Program to Safeguarding “Gotong Royong” Culture in SMP Negeri 5 Malang Junior High School (Grade 7-9) 910
17 SMPN 3 Satu Atap Sumberlawang Karawitan Art in Developing a Culture and Character of Students Middle School (Grade 7-9) 199
18 SMPN-1 (State Junior High School – 1) Gunung Purei Preserving Local Culture through Crafts Made by Rattan Junior High School (Grade 7-9) 160
19 The Natural School Sekolah Alam Insan Mulia Environmental, Culture, and The Kingdom Elementary school grade 1-6/year 6 443
20 Vocational High School of Taruna Indonesia Jambi Safeguarding “Sekapur Sirih” Traditional Dancing of Jambi in Semi-Military School Grade 10-12 328
Lao PDR
1 Kiettisack International School Sustainability of the Traditional Laos Sinh Nursery-Grade12 1,298
2 Mall early 33th High School in Luang Prabang 8 Protection of Traditional Culture and Our High School N/A
Malaysia
1 Al-Mashoor Boys’ Secondary School Seni Khat Warisan Kita Form 1-5 563
2 Johor Bahru Religious National Secondary School Education for Enhancing the Fading Cultural Art Secondary School Grade 1-5 543
3 Morning Glory High School (SMK Seri Pagi) Think Globally Act Locally Grade 7-12 (Form 1-6) 1,922
4 Preschool, Teachers Training Institute, Women’s malay College Melaka, Malaysia “5 Gems” Acculturation of the Malay Culture Among Preschoolers Preschool 26
5 SJK (T) Telok Panglima Garang Ayurveda – The Life Knowledge Kindergarten-Year 6 561
6 SJK (TAMIL) Batu Anam, Segamat, Johor Ponggal Festival 2015 Kindergarten ½ -Year 6 135
7 SJK C Mah Hua Cultural Tradition : The Spirits of Nations Year 1-6 402
8 SK (Perempuan) Methodist, Kuantan Warna-warna Warisan Budaya (Colourful Cultural Tradition) Year 1-6 762
9 SK Kempadang Pahang Heritage is SK Kempadang Culture Preschool (6 years) - Year 6 (12 Years) & Special Education Class 1,200
10 SK Putrajaya Presint 8 (2) “Embracing Pantun (Malay Quatrains) to Sustain the Cultural Tradition” Year 1-6 (age 9-12) 1,285
11 SM Pertang
  1. Sewang Dance of Natives/Aborigines
  2. Zapin Dance of Malays
  3. Indian Dance/Contemporary Dance
  4. Chinese Dance/Chinese Fan Dance
Remove Class, Form 1 to form 5, Special Class for handicap students 328
12 SMA AL-MAARIF Preserved the Malays Tradition: Uphold the Malays Learning Culture Secondary School (Form 1 to Form 5) 378
13 SMK Datuk Onn Butterworth DOBians United Cultures & Traditions (SMK Datuk Onn Butterworth) Grade 7-11 1110
14 SMK Putrajaya Presint 11 (1) Konsert Amal Tautan Kasih Secondary School 685
15 SMK Putrajaya Presint 11 (1) Eleven One 1st Decade Charity Concert ‘Konsert Amal Tautan Kasih Eleven One’ Grade 7-11 (Form 1-5) 722
16 SMK Seksyen 18, Shah Alam ‘Sons of Adam’ – The Nasyid of Traditional Malay Pantun Program Secondary School
Form 1-5
1,265
17 SMK Sri Sentosa Cultural Tradition – Flair of Malaysia Remove to Form 6 2,500
18 St George’s Girls’ School St George’s Girls’ School (SGGS) Speech Day 2015 Form 1-6 (13-19 year-olds) 1,120
19 Sultan Mohamad Jiwa Science Secondary School Superb MSE: Potential Local Medicinal Herb Grade 11 612
Myanmar
1 B.E.H.S (Hlegu) Let’s Safeguard Our Traditional Culture Kindergarten-Grade 11 3,302
2 Basic Education High School (Branch), No (12), Hlaing Thar Yar Preserve Custom Kindergarten-Grade 10 2,096
3 Basic Education High School No (5) Pyay Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions of the Basic Education High School No. 5, Pyay Grade 1-11 3,588
4 Basic Education High School, Kyauk Yit Ka-Htain Festival Kindergarten 1-Grade 11 653
5 Basic Education high School, Myaung Myo, Sagaing Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions Excursion to Bagan High School Level Grade 6-11 1,006
6 Basic Education High School, Nabet Maintaining Myanmar Traditional Costumes High School Level 887
7 Basic Education high School, Nagabauk Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions in Nagabauk, B.E.H.S Pre-Primary, School- Grade 11 415
8 Basic Education High School, Pareinma A Study of Teacher and Student Participation in School Activities for the Development of National Spirit to Safeguard Our Cultural Traditions Grade 1-11 1,228
9 English House Private High School Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions High School N/A
10 Mandalay Education Collage, Practicing Middle School Mental Adjustment for Students Grade 1-9 1,002
11 No (1), Basic Education Primary School, Bahan Township The Exhibition of Myanmar Traditional Costumes Grade 1-5 1,288
12 No (4) Basic Education High School, Taunggyi Dream Big and Fly High Nursery-Grade 11 2,721
13 No.(1) Basic Education High School, Dagon Preserving Our Culture, Safeguarding Our Future Programme Kindergarten-Grade 11 6,867
14 No.(1) Basic Education High School, Yakin Safeguarding School Cultural Traditions with Myanmar Traditional Dance in Our School Grade 1-11 1,688
15 No.(3), Basic Education High School, Shwebo Myanmar Traditional Culture Keeping and Improving Programme Kindergarten 1 -Grade 11 2,056
Philippines
1 Alloy Elementary School “Revitalizing Diverse Cultures: Towards the Attainment of Access, Retention, Completion and Achievement (ARCA) of the Indigenous Peoples Learners” Kindergarten, Grade 1-6 124
2 Iloilo Central Elementary School “Alay Kay Lolo at Lola”/”A Gift for Grandmother and Grandfather” Kindergarten-Grade 6 2,509
3 Kalibo Integrated Special Education Center (KISEC) N/A N/A N/A
4 Ochando National High School Open High School Programme Grade 7-10 418
5 Pitogo High School School Improvement Programme: The Making of An Outstanding School Junior High School (Grade7-10) 4,010
6 Sadanga National High School School of Living Traditions on Bontok Toping (Stonewalls) Grade 7-10 226
7 San Quintin National High School Techno-Transfer Program on Tabungaw (Gourd) Hat Making Grade 7-10 276
8 University of San Carlos, Basic Education Department – South Campus USC BED-SC: Promoting and Enhancing Filipino Culture and Tradition: Witness to the Word Kindergarten - Grade 10 2,426
Singapore
1 Fairfield Methodist School (Primary) My SG50 Trail – Education in Singapore Primary 1-6 1,620
2 Huamin Primary School Creative Arts Programme for Students (CAPS) – Safeguarding our Culture and Heritage Primary 1-6 976
Thailand
1 Anubannongsaeng School “Weaving Bamboo Earthen Steamer”, The Way to Safeguarding E-SAN Traditional Crafts Kindergarten 1- Grade 6 657
2 Bandung Wittaya School Development of Learning Process Using Local Wisdom Grade 7-12 2,792
3 Huaynamhomwittayakan School The Joys of Thai Music in Cooperation with Chumtabong Community Grade 7-12 1,248
4 Lopburi Polytechnic College Educating Youth on Phra Narai Festival Certificate and Diploma (16-18) 180
5 Wat Sompouathong School (primary and small school) Thai Traditional Conserve for Green Environment Kindergarten 1- Grade 6 82
6 Yabibannawit School The Conservation of Local Cultural Traditions “Manora” Secondary School 171
7 Yangkampittayakom School Ponglang – The Folk Custom of the North-eastern Part of Thailand Grade 7-12 362
Vietnam
1 Chua Thanh High School Drinking Water, Remembering Its Sources on July 27th High School 1,400
2 Cu Lao Dung Junior High School N/A Junior High School 794
3 Dinh Tien Hoang Primary School Safeguarding and Developing Vietnamese Traditional Culture in Public School Primary Grade 1-5 1,677
4 Dong Da Junior High School Safeguarding Cultural Tradition Junior High School N/A
5 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Inclusive Elementary and Secondary School Employment Orientation, Vocational Training and Job Creation for the Students who are Visually Impaired at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Inclusive Elementary and Secondary School, Hanoi, Vietnam Primary and secondary level Grade 1-9 1,799 + 198 with visual impairment
6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Gifted High School Soc Trang The Poetry Day at School High School 753
7 Nguyen Trung Truc The Vietnam Ethnic Minorities’ Costumes Contest High School 1,989
8 Vung Tau High School, Vung Tau City Traditional Program to Commemorate the Establishment of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on March 26th Grade 10-12 1,733

Judging Committee of the 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award:

Chair:
Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto
Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

Members:

  1. A representative from MEXT, Japan
      • Mr Yoshiaki Sato
        Director for Overseas Cooperation
        International Affairs Division
        Minister’s Secretariat, MEXT, Japan
  2. An expert on ESD from Japan
      • Prof Dr Kazuyuki Mikami
        President
        Miyagi University of Education, Japan
  3. An expert on ESD from Southeast Asian region
      • Dr Prapatpong Senarith
        Former Deputy Permanent- Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education-Thailand
        Advisor of Ministry of Education-Thailand

  4. A representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Ms Vanessa Achilles
        Programme Officer
        Culture Unit
        UNESCO Bangkok
  5. Representatives from SEAMEO
      • Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela
        Deputy Director (Programme and Development), SEAMEO Secretariat

      • Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi
        Deputy Director (Administration and Communications), SEAMEO Secretariat

Important Document for Download

I. Introduction

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 57/254 and declared the period 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” (DESD).

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a “dynamic and expansive undertaking that envisions a world where every person has the chance to benefit from educational opportunities and to learn the lifestyles, behaviours and values necessary to create a sustainable future.”

In November 2014, within the final year of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), Japan and UNESCO co-organized the UNESCO World Conference on ESD. Through the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, many countries voiced support for the importance ESD plays in improving and ensuring the quality of education and sustainable development. In addition, the Aichi-Nagoya Declaration on ESD was adopted at the World Conference in order to enable current generations to meet their needs while allowing future generations to meet their own, with a balanced and integrated approach regarding the economic, social and environment dimensions for sustainable development.

Based on the Global Action Programme (GAP), which was officially launched at the UNESCO World Conference, Japan has expressed a firm recommitment to promote ESD and has called on all stakeholders to strengthen ESD even further and take action accordingly in order to implement the specific directives of GAP.

In support of promoting ESD, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, have shown their collective commitment to promoting best practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia by organizing the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. The award has been held annually since 2012.

The objectives of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are:

  1. To raise awareness of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  2. To promote ESD best practices in schools and communities across Southeast Asia;
  3. To share and exchange knowledge and best practices on ESD in schools across Southeast Asia and Japan; To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.

The first awards scheme in 2012 was conducted under the theme of: “Education for Disaster Risk Reduction”. This initial competition attracted entries from 69 schools in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2013 was conducted under the theme of “Values Education” and attracted entries from 126 schools in eight Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The award in 2014, under the theme of “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future”, involved 63 schools in nine Southeast Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

II. Theme for 2015: “Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions”

During the ongoing era of globalization and greater ASEAN Integration, it is important that students are aware of the decisive role they can play as responsible citizens. A distinctive feature of Southeast Asia is the region’s rich and varied cultural diversity. Sustainable development practices can help us to safeguard this cultural heritage – and Southeast Asian students can play a vitally important role in this process by understanding and sharing knowledge about the different cultures that exist within countries in the Southeast Asia region. It is also crucial that students are able to reconnect with their own local roots and value their respective cultural heritage and local knowledge so that they can safeguard it for future generations.

Factors such as industrialization, globalization and social transformation pose a serious threat to our unique and diversified Southeast Asian cultures. Therefore, in order to protect and foster these rich traditions and customs and preserve them for posterity, the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award has selected “Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions” as the theme for the competition in 2015.

Safeguarding” means making sure that culture remains an active part of life for today’s generations so that they can hand it on to the next generation. Safeguarding measures aim at ensuring an individual culture’s visibility, continuous recreation and its transmission1.

Tradition” refers to a belief or behaviour passed down within a group or society with a symbolic meaning or special significance that has origins in the past2.

Cultural Traditions” referred to in this award can be defined in a similar way to “Intangible Cultural Heritage” which refers to practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills handed down from generation to generation, which have provided communities with a sense of identity3.

The scope of “Cultural Traditions” for this award includes the following areas (as identified for intangible cultural heritage3):

  1. Oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of intangible cultural heritage.
  2. Performing arts.
  3. Social practices, rituals and festive events.
  4. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe.
  5. Traditional craftsmanship.

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To raise awareness of the cultural traditions integrated in education for the promotion of sustainable development in schools and communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.
  2. To promote and share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the integration of cultural traditions into teaching and learning practices and school programmes.
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD activities and programmes.

Under the theme of “Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions,” the school entry should cover the following criteria:

  1. The entry should be relevant to the theme and the scope of “Cultural Traditions” as defined above.
  2. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s programme can promote cultural understanding and responsibility among teachers, students, parents and communities. The entry should also identify how values of cultural traditions can create a more sustainable society.
  3. The entry should demonstrate the continuous transfer of local cultural traditions such as knowledge, skills and values embedded in cultural traditions from one generation to the next so as to help keep the practices alive and relevant to the communities or groups that practice them.
  4. The school should clearly demonstrate the integration of cultural tradition practices in the school management plan, curriculum, teaching and learning practices, co-curricular activities, partnership efforts, community participation and so on. (Please refer to the “Submission Form”.)

References:
1. http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/doc/src/01851-EN.pdf ( “What is Intangible Cultural Heritage?”, UNESCO)
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradition
3. “Learning with Intangible Heritage for a Sustainable Future, Guidelines for Educators in Asia-Pacific Region”, UNESCO Bangkok, 2015.

III. All schools in Southeast Asian countries are invited to enter the competition

All public and private kindergarten/elementary/secondary schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries – namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam – are invited to submit information about programmes, projects and activities that are related to the theme of this year’s competition.

IV. Prizes for the winning schools
1) 1st Prize
  • US$1,500
  • A study tour to Japan for four days (The organizer will sponsor the travel expenses for four to six persons, which includes round-trip airfares, accommodation for three nights, domestic transportation in Japan, interpreter, and visa fees).
2) 2nd Prize
  • US$1,000
3) 3rd Prize
  • US$500
4) A Special Prize from the SEAMEO Secretariat for the best programme carried out in small schools of less than 250 students
  • US$1,000

All winning schools will receive a plaque of recognition and a certificate for teachers and students involved in planning and implementing the school’s programme.

A representative of the winning schools will be sponsored to participate at the award’s presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO High Officials’ Meeting in November 2015 in Thailand.

All participating schools that have submitted entries relevant to the theme will be recognized (name, project name and country) on the SEAMEO website and the winning schools’ details will also be posted on the SEAMEO website.

V. Judging criteria

The judging committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winning schools:

1. Strategy/ Modality of Implementation

    • Conservation and promotion of cultural traditions is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning programmes within the school.
    • The school has ensured the continuous transfer of cultural traditions from one generation to the next of knowledge, skills and values embedded in cultural traditions, so as to help keep a practice alive and relevant to the communities or groups who practice it.
    • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents, community stakeholders and partners – in planning and implementing the programme.
    • Appropriate and effective methods and resources are used to implement the programme.
    • Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or processes are identified to safeguard the immediate and long-term outcomes of the programme.

2. Innovation and Creativity

    • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative practices in safeguarding local cultural traditions.
    • The school has demonstrated innovative ideas for utilizing available resources.
    • The entry is a new idea or an improved/adapted version of existing activities.

3. Teaching and Learning Approaches

    • The school has demonstrated effective teaching and learning approaches that have been applied to the preservation and safeguarding of cultural traditions.
    • The school has embedded knowledge about cultural traditions into subject disciplines and incorporated ESD principles and pedagogical methods to ensure that students are able to connect the practices in their community, in their local environment, materials and resources, and learn more effectively.
    • Teacher capacity building programmes have been conducted to ensure that teachers are able to integrate values, skills and knowledge of cultural traditions and ESD into their lesson plans, and use appropriate teaching and learning methods and classroom-community links.

4. Engagement of Multisectoral Partners

    • The school has engaged multi-sectoral partners such as education institutions, teacher-training institutions, schools, cultural institutions and professional associations to co-implement the school’s programme.
    • The school has engaged community-level partners such as community stakeholders, experts, cultural bearers, elders, local leaders, practitioners and parents who provide information and guidance on local cultural traditions.
    • The school’s programme has strengthened student involvement in the local community.

5. Sustainability

    • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain the programme.
    • The school has integrated cultural tradition practices within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for a long-term action strategy.

6. Impact

    • Results, during/after implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school’s programme to students, teachers, parents and the wider community.
    • Information collected about cultural traditions has been effectively compiled, documented, and shared within the schools, between schools in one area, and at the broader provincial or national levels.
VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education, education for sustainable development, and cultural development from Japan and the Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee is final and challenges/appeals are not allowed.

VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions” between 1 June to 4 September 2015.
  2. The deadline of entry submissions is Friday 4 September 2015. (The schools must ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives entries by 4 September 2015.)
  3. Each school can submit only one entry.
  4. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”. If you are not able to download the form, please request by sending an email to seameojapan.award@seameo.org.
  5. Regarding the submission of information, each school must adhere to the following format, as specified in the Submission Form:
    a) Part I - Information about the school;
    1. School name and contact details
    2. Brief information about the school such as number of teachers and students and educational level
    3. Contact details of the coordinator
    b) Part II - Information about the school’s programme;
    1. Title of the school’s programme
    2. Summary of the programme (one half-page of A4 sheet size)
    3. Background information or reasons why the school created their programme
    4. Objectives/goals of the programme
    5. Brief details about the cultural traditions the school aims for within the programme and its values
    6. Period of time when the programme was/has been started
    7. Activities (Actions and strategies of implementation)
    8. Teaching and learning approaches that the school applies for safeguarding cultural traditions as identified in point 5
    9. Participation with the community
    10. Engagement of partners
    11. Programme monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and summary of results
    12. Resources used for programme implementation
    13. Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and the wider community
    14. Plan for sustainability and plan for the future
    15. List of supporting documents such as a copy of the school operational plan, action plan, learning/teaching materials, lesson plans, samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc.
    16. Photographs related to the school programme (maximum of five photographs with captions written in English)
  1. Information about the school programme (Part II as above) should not be over nine (9) pages of A4 in total. The information should be written in Times New Roman font, 11-12 point size. (A half-to-one page A4 sheet size about the project overview should be included.)
  2. Information about the school project and the photo captions must be in English. The teaching and learning materials can be in local languages, however a brief translation in English should be provided.
  3. All submissions should include related photos. (A maximum of five photographs with captions written in English.)
  4. Schools can submit the "Submission Form of 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and other supporting materials to the SEAMEO Secretariat by

    a) Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org and/or
    b) Send a Compact Disc (CD) or handy drive containing the digital files of submission form and supporting documents to the following address by post. (In case of damage to the CD, the printed version of the submission form should also be included in the mailing package.)

    SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
    SEAMEO Secretariat
    920 Sukhumvit Road
    Klongtoey District,
    Bangkok 10110,
    THAILAND.
  1. All entries submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat will be acknowledged. If the school has not received any acknowledgement of the receipt from the SEAMEO Secretariat within one week after the submission, please contact the SEAMEO Secretariat (Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org).

VIII. Important dates
1 June to
4 September 2015
Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools.
Friday 4 September 2015 The last day for submission of entries
(The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 4 September 2015.)
10 November 2015 Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website (rescheduled)
November 2015 Award presentation ceremony at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Thailand
February or March 2016 Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st winning school
IX. Contact information

For enquires, please contact:
SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
SEAMEO Secretariat
920, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District, Bangkok 10110, THAILAND
Email: seameojapan.award@seameo.org
Tel: +66 (0) 2391 0144
Fax: +66 (0) 2381 2587

X. Information/ resources for downloading

- Information about the 2015 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices of 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Values Education)

- See good practices of 2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction)

- Other relevant resources:

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