Winner of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award Visited Japan

Students and teachers from Udonpittayanukoon School, Thailand, the 1st Prize winner of the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” visited Japan during 9-12 February 2015.

The study visit programme was part of the prize for the 1st prize winner of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD 2014 Award. It was organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan to provide an opportunity for the teachers and students to learn about Japan’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practices. The students and teachers also had an opportunity to meet with Mr Tomohiro Yamamoto, the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of MEXT, and to visit Ichikawa Gakuen School, a UNESCO Associated School.

The four-day study visit programme provided the teachers and students with an eye-opening experience in looking at how the concept of Education for Sustainable Development is applied in Japanese schools. The first-hand exposure was invaluable to inspire them in their future projects and activities in ESD at home in Thailand. To view the reflections from the students

The SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award is a joint initiative between Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and MEXT to promote ESD practices in schools and communities in Southeast Asian countries. Since 2012, the award has been held annually under a new theme that highlights emerging issues in the region related to ESD. 

The winners of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award in 2014 under the theme of “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” are Udonpittayanukoon School, Thailand  (1st Prize Winner), Fairfield Methodist School (Primary), Singapore (2nd Prize Winner) and St George’s Girl’s School, Malaysia (3rd Prize Winner). See more details, please click here.      

To view the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award in 2012, Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction

To view the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award in 2013, Theme: Values Education


The delegates of Udonpittayanukoon School pay a courtesy visit to Mr Tomohiro Yamamoto, the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of MEXT.

 


The teachers and students learn about history of education in Japan at the Museum of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

 


The delegates visit Ichikawa Gakuen School, a Super Science High School and a UNESCO Associated School.

 


Students join the Syodou Training Class

 


The school global citizenship programme on “3 PLACES” and Thai Folk Dance are presented by the students of Udonpittayanukoon School.

 


Cultural and sightseeing visits in Tokyo.