(1 December 2017 - 8 January 2018)

Participants can access and download the training materials and training sessions below:

  1. Check the programme blog for timely announcements, updates, and complete information:

  2. Check the training session schedule below



    1 December 2017 (Friday) 1300-1400 WebEx Tutorial (One Million Voices & SEA and ME)
    4 December 2017 (Monday) 1500-1600 SEA and ME (Programme Orientation)
    6 December 2017 (Wednesday) 1500-1400 Discussion on Cultural Diversity
    15 December 2017 (Friday) 1330-1630 Cultural Presentations
    18 December 2017 (Monday) 1300-1400 Discussion on Cultural Awareness
    8 January 2018 (Monday) 1400-1630 Cultural Comparisons

  3. Please check this table for the information on all meeting sessions:
    15 December 2017 (Friday) 1330-1630 Cultural Presentations 571 034 258 1234


    18 December 2017 (Monday) 1300-1400 Discussion on Cultural Awareness 581 955 110 1234


    8 January 2018 (Monday) 1400-1630 Cultural Comparisons 589 905 187 1234


    or using this link:

  4. Please check the table below for the presentations and the links to the video recording for each session
    Session # Content Training Material Training Schedule Video Link
    0 Programme Orientation Programme Orientation PDF Monday
    4 December 2017
    15:00-16:00 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
    1 Cultural Diversity: How am I unique? Cultural Diversity PDF Wednesday
    6 December 2017
    Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
    2 Cultural Presentations No material Friday
    15 December 2017
    Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
    to follow
    3 Cultural Awareness: How are we different/alike? to follow Monday
    18 December 2017
    1300-1400 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
    to follow
    4 Cultural Comparisons No material Monday
    8 January 2018
    Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
    to follow

  5. Please see the list of accepted participant schools below:
    INDONESIA Aslis Wirda Hayati
    Bhakti Samudera Vocational School
    SD Negeri 13 Kapalo Koto
    SD Ngentak
    Sekolah Citra Kasih Ambon
    SMA Negeri 3 Painan
    SMK Negeri 1 Nglegok
    SMP N 7 Bojonegoro
    SMP Satu Atap Negeri 4 Pangururan
    MALAYSIA Dato Jaafar Secondary School
    SK Taman Suria, Johor Bahru
    SMA Al-Falah
    PHILIPPINES Diffun National High School
    Dona aurora national high school
    Doña Aurora National High School
    General Flaviano Yengko Senior High School
    Mamuyao Elementary School
    Novaliches High School
    Quezon National High School
    South Hill School, Inc.
    Southville 5A National High School-SHS
    THAILAND Rakmae School
    VIETNAM Hoang Van Thu

For any questions/clarifications, please send an email to: .

Further details can be found in the concept note of the programme


The Southeast Asian region has been growing more and more visible in the global arena. With its many accomplishments, both as a whole and as a collective force, it has become the Asian model of success for regional cooperation and integration. With this kind of region developing at a fast pace, this now sets hope for further means of cooperation.

However, not everyone in the region has the same hopes. In fact, the very state of being a member of an international community is not felt much beyond the national level. Especially for the younger students, those who comprise our education sector, who only learn about different cultures at the surface level.

Efforts have been made, of course, to have a better integration of a multicultural world into the education system. This would be especially important and vital to the Southeast Asian region, wherein regional cooperation is just starting but already has high hopes for the future. To educate the younger generation - that is, our future leaders and future decision-makers - is a good way to start the foundation of a multicultural worldview.

“SEA and Me” is a program aimed to address this lapse in the education on Southeast Asian cultures, especially in the cultural aspect. It is a five-part series of sessions where participants from all over the Southeast Asian region participate in culture sharing. This program hopes to give the impression to students that, while seemingly different, we have more similarities to other cultures than differences.


Who Can Apply to Join?

Primary, secondary, and vocational secondary-students and teachers from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, mainly Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, are encouraged to join.

Students and teachers from the same schools will be grouped to form a team. Only one team per school will be accepted.

Rules for Registration

  • Interested teachers should complete the registration form before the deadline: Deadline for registration is on 29 November 2017, 11:59:59 PM Bangkok Time (GMT+7).
  • Students will be registered by the teachers after the Programme Orientation on a separate registration form. Further details will be sent in a follow-up e-mail.
  • A maximum of 25 teams will be accepted into the programme. Acceptance will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Only one team per school will be accepted.Each team will have a maximum number of twelve (12) members – ten (10) students and two (2) teachers.
  • It is imperative that active e-mail addresses and phone numbersbe registered by the participants.


Required Equipments

Personal computer

  • System requirement: Already installed Cisco WebEx extension on browser
    • Cisco WebEx is the platform we’ll be using for the online series. If you are not yet familiar with it, don’t worry! SEAMES will be hosting a WebEx tutorial session before the programme proper


Expected Outcome

Each team is expected to deliver two presentations about their culture depending on the topic.

Topic #1 - Cultural Diversity: How am I unique?

Figure 1 Taken from


Each group will be tasked to give a creative live show/video/powerpoint presentation (5 minutes maximum) showcasing the uniqueness of their own culture, with different themes, including but not limited to:

  • Food
  • Traditional clothes
  • Traditional games
  • Traditional songs/dances

Topic #2 - Cultural Awareness: How are we different/alike?

Figure 2 Taken from

Each team will be paired up with another team from another country. They will be tasked to compare and contrast their own cultures with the other team, and take note of the similarities and differences. This will be in a video format which will be presented during another live session. They will explore several themes, which include but are not limited to:

    • Traditional values
    • Traditional practices
    • Religion
    • Language and writing
    • Mythology
    • Superstitions



The school with the best overall performance in terms of their presentation will be awarded with a cash prize, as follows:

First Prize - 300 USD
Second Prize - 200 USD
Third Prize - 100 USD

The criteria are as follows:    

Criterion Percentage
Attendance 25%
Assignment #1 30%
Assignment #2 30%
Creativity 15%
TOTAL 100%


Certificate of Completion

Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon review of the submitted presentations at the end of the program.


Training Sessions and Content

The program will be held within the course of a month, from 1 December 2017 to 17 January 2018.

Total Hours

  • Total discussion/briefing series would range from a minimum of two hours to a maximum of 6 hours. This is subject to change depending on the number of participants.


  • SESSION 1 - Cultural Diversity: How am I unique?
    • Themes to explore: food, traditional games, traditional songs, traditional instruments, clothes, etc.
  • SESSION 2 - Cultural Awareness: How are we different/alike?
    • Themes to explore: values, practices, religion, language, etc.


Training Schedule

Session Date Activity Participants
0 Friday,
1 December 2017
1300-1500 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
WebEx Tutorial Teachers
1 Monday, 4 December 2017, 1500-1600 Bangkok Time (GMT+7) Programme Orientation Teachers
2 Wednesday,,
6 December 2017
1500-1600 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
Short discussion on Cultural Diversity and briefing on Assignment #1 Teachers
3 Friday,
15 December 2017
1400-1530 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
Presentation of teams on Assignment #1, Release of Evaluation Forms #1 Teachers and students
4 Monday,
18 December 2017
1300-1400 Bangkok Time (GMT +7)
Discussion on Cultural Awareness, Brief on Assignment #2 Teachers
5 Monday,
8 January 2018
1300-1400 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
Presentation of Assignment #2, Release of Evaluation Forms #2 Teachers and students




Ms Keishia Tabing
SEAMEO Secretariat
Bangkok, Thailand



Date Activity
21-29 November 2017 Registration Period
30 November 2017 Announcement of Participants
1 December 2017 WebEx Tutorial
4 December 2017 Programme Orientation
6 December 2017 Brief on Session 1, Assignment #1
15 December 2017 Presentation on Assignment #1, Release of Evaluation Forms
17 December 2017 Submission of Evaluation Forms #1
18 December 2017 Brief on Session 2, Assignment #2
8 January 2018 Presentation of Assignment #2, Release of Evaluation Forms
10 January 2018 Submission of Evaluation Forms
15 January 2018 Announcement of Winners
17 January 2018 Release of E-Certificates


General Rules and Conditions

  • Participant teams who are unable to attend the sessions need to email the instructor ahead of time.
  • For emergency/unprecedented absences, participant teams need to e-mail the facilitator within 24 hours after the session.
  • Missed sessions will be recorded for re-viewing and for those who missed the live sessions.
  • Participants who will be using videos to present (especially in the first session) need to email the video at most 1 day before the scheduled session.


Contact Details

For additional information on the lecture series, or any other concerns about the programme, please contact:

Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin
SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +662 391 0144 | Fax: +662 381 2587

Ms Keishia Tabing
Project Facilitator
SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand