2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

Announcement of Awardees and
Sharing of Best Practices

 

The Awardees of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future

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 and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education would like to congratulate all awardees and express appreciation to schools who participated in the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme of 'Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future'.

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 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award.

 

1st Prize

Udonpittayanukoon School
Thailand

Title of the School's Programme:
"3 PLACES for a Sustainable Future Programme"

Supporting Documents:

Address: 77 Srisook Road, Muang, Udonthani 41000
Country: Thailand
Education Level: Grade 7 - 12
Number of Teachers: 300
Number of Students: 5,420
School Principal: Mr Sujint Kaokaew
School Website: www.udonpit.ac.th

 

2nd Prize

Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
Singapore

Title of the School's Programme:
Radio Capsules for Primary 4

Supporting Documents:

Address: 100 Dover Road
Country: Singapore
Education Level: Primary 1- 6
Number of Teachers: 120
Number of Students: 1,600
School Principal: Mrs Chailian Mui Tuan
School Website: http://www.fmsp.moe.edu.sg

 

3rd Prize

St George’s Girls’ School
Malaysia

Title of the School's Programme:
St George’s Girls’ School (SGGS) International Students’ Conference

Supporting Documents:

Address: Macalister Road, Penang
Country: Malaysia
Education Level: Form 1 to Form 6
Number of Teachers: 123
Number of Students: 1,300
School Principal: Shariffah Afifah BT Syed Abbas
School Website: http://www.smkpstgeorge.edu.my

 

Special Prize

from the SEAMEO Secretariat
for the best programme carried out in small schools of less than 250 students

None is eligible.

Shortlisted Schools
(By alphabetical order)

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

No. School Name Project Title
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1 Dubinan Elementary School Exploring the World through Global Learning Philippines Edu. Level: Kindergarten - Grade 6
Number of Teachers: 26
Number of Students: 846
 
2 Fairfield Methodist School (Primary) Radio Capsules for Primary 4 Singapore Edu. Level: Primary 1-6
Number of Teachers:120
Number of Students: 1,600
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3 Iligan City National High School (ICNHS) Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) Program Philippines Edu. Level: Grade 7-10
Number of Teachers: 248
Number of Students: 7,335
 
4 Ming Tee Primary School DIY Multi-Purpose Environmental Friendly Plant Enzyme Product Malaysia Edu. Level: Year 1-6
Number of Teachers: 14
Number of Students: 145
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5 San Aurelio National High School Promoting Sustainability through Vermicomposting and Vermiculture Philippines Edu. Level: Grade 7 – 4th Year
Number of Teachers: 12
Number of Students: 167
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6 SD N 2 Jambu Eco-education Based Agrosilvofishery Development Indonesia Edu. Level: Grade 1-6
Number of Teachers: 10
Number of Students: 182
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7 Seri Mulia Sarjana International School The Global Citizenship Programme Brunei Darussalam Edu. Level: Pre Kendergarten - Year 6
Number of Teachers: 60
Number of Students: 650
 
8 SJK (T) Ladang REM The Role of Culture in Fostering Sustainable Development Malaysia Edu. Level: Year 1-6
Number of Teachers: 10
Number of Students: 30
 
9 SM Sains Kepala Batas (Kepala Batas Secondary Science School) Mal-Thai International Camp and Cultural Exchange Program Malaysia Edu. Level: Secondary Level Form 1-5
Number of Teachers: 70
Number of Students: 700
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10 SMK Wikrama Bogor Establishing School Culture to Enhance Education for Sustainable Development Indonesia Edu. Level: Vocational Senior High School
Number of Teachers: 40
Number of Students: 1,387
 
11 SMP Islam Al Azhar 9 SolidariTEA: A Dialogue Program among School Kids of Different Religion to Build Mutual Understanding for Fostering Global Citizenship Indonesia Edu. Level: Grade 7-9
Number of Teachers: 40
Number of Students: 560
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12 SMP Islam Integral Luqman al-Hakim We Are Ready to Face Global Challenge Indonesia Edu. Level: Grade 7-9
Number of Teachers: 15
Number of Students: 95
 
13 SMP Islam Nurussunnah We Are Junior Planner, We Are Global Citizens Indonesia Edu. Level: Grade 7-9
Number of Teachers: 23
Number of Students: 133
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14 SMP N 4 Juwana Preserving Local Culture to Save Global Culture Indonesia Edu. Level: Grade 7-9
Number of Teachers: 42
Number of Students: 598
 
15 South View Primary School

Interdisciplinary Project Work–Learn@iHome (Primary 5)

Singapore Edu. Level: Primary 1-6
Number of Teachers: 110
Number of Students: 1,844
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16 SR Sathya Sai (Sathya Sai Primary School) Education of the Head, Heart and Hands: A Global Transformational Approach Malaysia Edu. Level: Year 1-6
Number of Teachers: 17
Number of Students: 164
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17 St George’s Girls’ School St George’s Girls’ School (SGGS) International Students’ Conference Malaysia Edu. Level: Form 1-6
Number of Teachers: 123
Number of Students: 1,300
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18 St John’s School I Am a Citizen of the World Brunei Darussalam Edu. Level: Kindergarten 1-3, Year 1-11
Number of Teachers: 57
Number of Students: 839
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19 St Michael Secondary School, Penampang A Cup of Blue for You and Me Malaysia Edu. Level: Form 1-5
Number of Teachers: 63
Number of Students: 839
 
20 Udonpittayanukoon School 3 PLACES for a Sustainable Future Programme Thailand Edu. Level: Grade 7-12
Number of Teachers: 300
Number of Students: 5,420
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List of All Entries

The following lists are 63 entries from 63 schools in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India. The organisers and the Judging Committee would like to express appreciation for the participation in this 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme of “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future”.

We are thankful to all the participating schools and for their willingness to share and exchange their school practices on the SEAMEO website. This generosity of this knowledge sharing will enable more schools and communities to plan an effective Global Citizenship Programme/Activity for Sustainable Development.

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

No. Country/School Name Title of Entry
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Brunei Darussalam
1 Seri Mulia Sarjana International School The Global Citizenship Programme Pre-Kindergarten-Year 6 650  
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St Andrew’s School

Water is Life Kindergarten 2-Year 11 1,659 Attachment1
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St John’s School

I Am a Citizen of the World Kindergarten 1-Year 11 839 Attachment1
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Indonesia
1 SD N 2 Jambu Eco-education Based Agrosilvofishery Development Grade 1-6 182 Attachment1
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2 SMK Wikrama Bogor Establishing School Culture to Enhance Education for Sustainable Development Vocational Senior High School 1,387  
3 SMP 2 DEMAK Introducing Animation since Early (Produce short animation film as student’s project for teaching Descriptive Text material in English class) Year 7-9 768 Attachment1
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4 SMP Islam Al Azhar 9 SolidariTEA: A Dialogue Program among School Kids of Different Religion to Build Mutual Understanding for Fostering Global Citizenship Grade 7-9 560 Attachment1
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5 SMP Islam Integral Luqman al-Hakim We Are Ready to Face Global Challenge Grade 7-9 95  
6 SMP Islam Nurussunnah We Are Junior Planner, We Are Global Citizens Grade 7-9 133 Attachment1
7 SMP N 4 Juwana Preserving Local Culture to Save Global Culture Grade 7-9 598  
Lao PDR
1 Kiettisack International School Urban Vertical Farming to Promote Global Citizenship and Sustainability in the Lao PDR Kindergarten 1-Grade 12 450+ Attachment1
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Malaysia
1 Johor Bahru Religious National Secondary School Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future through the School National Day Celebration Secondary 1-5 564  
2 Ming Tee Primary School DIY Multi-Purpose Environmental Friendly Plant Enzyme Product Year 1-6 145 Attachment1
3 SBP Integrasi Jempol (INTEJ) KIZUNA: INTEJ–Japan Friendship Programme Form 1-5 556 Attachment1
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4 SBP Intergrasi Rawang

Research in Education (RiE) – Research & Development (R&D) Chapter

Secondary Level 640 Attachment1
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5 Sekolah Dato’ Abdul Razak Towards Producing Competency and Responsible Nation Form 1-5 703  
6 SJK (T) Ladang REM The Role of Culture in Fostering Sustainable Development Year 1-6 30  
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SJK C Mah Hua

Love Our Earth, Responsibility of All. Grade 1-6 411  
8 SJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee Mobile Learning in Teaching and Learning Year 1-6 220 Attachment1
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9 SK Gunong Semanggol Enhancing Primary Schools Students’ Knowledge on Climate Change and Attitude towards Environment Pre-school-Year 6 424  
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SK Jalan 3

From Waste to World Wealth–WWW

Pre-school-Year 6 1,753 Attachment1
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SK Sayong Pinang

Sayong Pinang Forest School Pre-school-Year 6 78  
12 SK Si Rusa Drug Education and Prevention (PPDa) Program in Collaboration with 1 Student 1 Sport (1M 1S) Program Pre-school-Year 6 1,753 Attachment1
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SK Taman Bukit Indah

Teaching Aids “Multifunctional Dice” Year 5-12 1,700  
14 SM Sains Kepala Batas (Kepala Batas Secondary Science School) Mal-Thai International Camp and Cultural Exchange Program Secondary Level Form 1-5 700 Attachment1
15 SMK Puteri Titiwangsa School Sustainability and Conservation of the Eco-System Program Form 1-6 810 Attachment1
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16 SMK Raja Jumaat Rubbish Transformation–From Waste to Earth Gold Form 1-5 1,245 Attachment1
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SMK Tong Hua

Students Supremacy Leadership Policy Form 1-5 224  
18 SR Sathya Sai (Sathya Sai Primary School) Education of the Head, Heart and Hands: A Global Transformational Approach Year 1-6 164 Attachment1
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19 St George’s Girls’ School St George’s Girls’ School (SGGS) International Students’ Conference Form 1-6 1,300 Attachment1
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20 St Michael Secondary School, Penampang A Cup of Blue for You and Me Form 1-5 839  
21 Sultan Ibrahim Girls’ School (Secondary) Ambassadors of Wildlife Grade 7-12 864 Attachment1
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22 The Malay College Kuala Kangsar The Malay College Youth Development Summit Form 1 to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 700  
23 Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin Science Secondary School Green School Program Form 1-5 670 Attachment1
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Myanmar
1 No 2, Basic Education High School (or) Aided National High school Five Enduring Values for Our Students/Child or Promote Co-curricular Activities Grade 6-11 2,088  
2 No 28, Basic Education Primary School Executing the Democracy in School Kindergarten 1-Grade 5 173  
Philippines
1

Banquerohan National High School

GWAPO (Guards on Watch for the Attainment of Progress and Order Grade 7-Year IV 1,162 Attachment1
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2 CITE Technical Institute, Inc. CITE Student Clubs TVET-Post Secondary (=senior high school level 11&12) 1,150 Attachment1
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Dubinan Elementary School

Exploring the World through Global Learning Kindergarten-Grade 6 846  
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Florentina Ledesma Elementary School

Every Child an Environmental Steward Program (ECAESP) Kindergarten-Grade 6 877 Attachment1
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Iligan City National High School (ICNHS)

Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) Program Grade 7-10 7,335  
6 La Salle Green Hills Integrated Lasallian Formation Program (ILFP) of La Salle Green Hills Kindergarten- 4th Year 4,477  
7 Los Banos National High School Student Immersion Programme Theme: One Work, One World; Strengthening Foundations for a Better Future High School Grade 7- 4th Year 4,158 Attachment1
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8 New Era University New Era University - Alternative Learning System (NEU-ALS) Pre-school and Basic Education

630
Volunteer IMs (Instruction Managers)

 
9 New Era University Special Education Program and Inclusive Education The Inclusive Education Program of the Special Education Department of the New Era University Preschool- Grade 10 3,835 Attachment1
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10 Pagbatangan Elementary School CISPIRE–Community Involvement to All School’s Programs and Initiatives in Restoring the Environment Kindergarten - Grade 6 570  
11 Sampaloc Elementary School

Gulayan sa Paaralan (Food Growing School Project)

Kindergarten- Grade 6 270  
12 San Aurelio National High School Promoting Sustainability through Vermicomposting and Vermiculture Grade 7-4th Year 167 Attachment1
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13 South Hill School, Inc. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award–Youth Exchange Program Preschool- 4th Year 604 Attachment1
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14 Tabaco National High School Chemm-Connect Project Grade 7-12 7,000  
15 University of Santos Tomas (thru the University of Santo Tomas–SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office or USCDO) UST-SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office-Aeta Integrated Community Development Program University (High School and Colleges) 43,000 Attachment1
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16 Villa Grande Elementary School You Can Do It Program: A Motivational Program for Kindergarten Pupils in Villa Grande Elementary School (SY 2007-2014) Kindergarten- Grade 6 283  
Singapore
1 Fairfield Methodist School (Primary) Radio Capsules for Primary 4 Primary 1-6 1,600 Attachment1
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2 South View Primary School Interdisciplinary Project Work–Learn@iHome (Primary 5) Primary 1-6 1,844 Attachment1
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Thailand
1 Lopburi Polytechnic College Solar Energy Diploma 186  
2 Udonpittayanukoon School 3 PLACES for a Sustainable Future Programme Grade 7-12 5,420 Attachment1
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3 Wat Sompouathong School Global and ASEAN Citizenship Awareness Creation Base on Thailand National Standard of Wat Sompouathong School Kindergarten-Grade 6 86  
Vietnam
1 Dai Lanh 2 Elementary Schools Integration of Life-Skills Education for Students in Elementary School n/a 493  
2 Hong Bang Secondary School

Environmental Solutions of the Youth

Grade 6-9 3,500 Attachment1
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3 Nguyen Hue High School Enhancing the Awareness and Changing the Behavior for Kindergarteners at the Age of 5 to 6 in Hue City to Adapt to the Climate Change Grade 10-12 1,853 Attachment1
4 Van Gia 3 Primary School Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future n/a n/a  
5 Van Khanh Kindergarten Resource Labour n/a n/a  
India
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St John’s High School

St. John’s Global Citizens

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Judging Committee of the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award:

Chair:
Dr Witaya Jeradechakul
Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

Members:

  1. Expert on ESD from Japan
      • Prof Dr Kazuyuki Mikami
        President
        Miyagi University of Education, Sendai, Japan

  2. Expert on ESD from Southeast Asian Region
      • Dr Prapatpong Senarith
        Former Deputy Permanent Secretary of Education, Ministry of Education, Thailand
        Chairman, Wat Khemapirataram School Committee
        Academic Advisor, Bangkok Thonburi University
        Member, Bangkok Metropolitan Vocational Institute Council
        Member, Executive Board, National Scouts Organization of Thailand
  3. Representative from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
      • Mr Yoshiaki Sato
        Director for Overseas Cooperation
        International Affairs Division
        Minister's Secretariat, MEXT, Japan

  4. Representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Mr Danilo Padilla
        ESD Programme Coordinator and Liaison Officer
        UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
      • Ms Hyun Kyung Lee
        Programme Assistant
        Education for Sustainable Development Education Sector
        UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
  5. Representatives from SEAMEO
      • Dr Handoko
        Deputy Director (Programme and Development), SEAMEO Secretariat

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

Details of the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Future Sustainable Future

   
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) and appointed UNESCO as the lead agency in coordinating and promoting the implementation of the decade.

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD 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.”

A series of regional and national DESD launches followed the declaration in different parts of the world. The DESD offers an opportunity to promote the vision of a more sustainable and just global community through different forms of education that enable individuals to develop the understanding, knowledge, skills and values necessary to improve the quality of life in a sustainable manner. ESD consists of three pillars of sustainable development: society; environment; and economy. The perspectives of ESD under each pillar are as follows:

  • Socio-Cultural Perspectives: human rights, peace and human security, gender equality, cultural diversity and intercultural understanding, health, HIV/AIDS and governance.
  • Environmental Perspectives: natural resources, biodiversity, climate change, rural transformation, sustainable urbanization, and education for disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
  • Economic Perspectives: poverty reduction, corporate responsibility and accountability, and market economy.

In support of the DESD, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) in cooperation with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. are committed to promote good practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia by organizing the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. The award is organized annually from 2012 to 2014.

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; and
  4. To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in both 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 participated by 126 schools from 8 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

II. Theme for 2014: “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future”

In contemporary times, globalization has brought people closer together in societies across the world. International integration increases interdependence, connectivity and the development of integrated societies with a greater respect for social, cultural, political, economic and environmental differences. This integrated society has brought about new issues and challenges, including the need to preserve and protect our natural resources and the environment; development of peaceful and harmonious communities; and reduction of inequalities among people.

In order to create a more sustainable future in this integrated society, according to the goal of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), education is an important tool that fosters sustainable development for our future society together. One of the approaches which can lead to a more sustainable future is to educate our children to become global citizens with the skills, knowledge and the attitude required to cope with the issues and challenges instigated by globalization. Our children should be equipped with competencies that enable them to engage and assume active roles to resolve challenges, both locally and globally, and to become proactive contributors to a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure, and sustainable world.

In the context of globalization, countries in Southeast Asia have agreed to become “one community” by 2015. This regional unity requires Asian children/students to become good citizens of their respective countries, the greater region, and the world. Being a good global citizen will enable children to contribute to the promotion of sustainable development for a more sustainable future for us all. Taking into consideration the importance of this regional integration and the challenges of globalization, the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award scheme has selected “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” as the theme for the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award.

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To raise awareness of the importance of education in advancing global citizenship 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 related global citizenship programmes in schools;
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current Education for Sustainable Development activities and programmes.

Under the theme of “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future”, schools that have good practices in policies, management plans, the curriculum, innovative teaching and learning methodologies, and activities/programmes that promote and enhance skills, knowledge, and competencies for global citizenship will be recognized in this year’s award scheme.

The schools may consider some of the following core competencies of global citizenship that contribute to the promotion of sustainable development in their entry. However, the schools are free to identify core competencies which are related to the theme in their programmes.

  1. Knowledge and understanding of specific global issues and trends, and knowledge and respect for key universal values (e.g., peace, human rights, diversity, justice, democracy and caring non-discrimination, tolerance, etc.,);
  2. Cognitive skills for critical, creative and innovative thinking, problem-solving and decision making;
  3. Non-cognitive skills such as empathy, openness to experiences and other perspectives, interpersonal/communicative skills and aptitude for networking and interacting with people of different backgrounds and origins; and
  4. Behavioural capacities to launch and engage in proactive action.
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 the information of the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme.

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 4-6 persons which includes roundtrip airfares, accommodation for 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 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 in the award presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in November 2014 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

    • Promotion of global citizenship is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning programmes within the school.
    • The entry indicates that the school has promoted/encouraged the development of global citizenship competencies that contribute to the promotion of sustainable development.
    • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents and/or communities – 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 promoting global citizenship competencies for sustainable development.
    • The entry is a new idea/concept or an improved/adapted version of existing activities.

3. Teaching and Learning Methodologies

    • Core competencies, as identified in the entry, have been integrated into subjects and the curriculum.
    • The school has demonstrated effective teaching and learning methodologies that have been applied to instill global citizenship core competencies such as participatory teaching and learning methodologies, and the use of effective ICT or other multi-media technologies within the programme.

4. Partnership, Community Participation and International Connection

    • The school has demonstrated a determined effort to create a mechanism of networking and partnership with different partners within the community and/or among other communities to co-implement the school programme.
    • The school has demonstrated a mechanism to create a linkage for an international connection, such as an association with other schools in different socio-cultural contexts, or in other countries.
    • The school has shown that the programme has strengthened student involvement in local and international communities.

5. Sustainability

    • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain the programme.
    • The school has integrated the concept of global citizenship within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for long-term actions.

6. Impact

    • Results, after/during implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school programme to students, teachers, parents and the wider community.
    • The programme implemented by the school has had a positive effect on the surrounding areas and communities.
VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education, education for sustainable development, and global citizenship education from Japan and Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee shall be final and unappealable.

VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
 
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” between 25 May to 15 September 2014. The deadline of entry submission is on Monday 15 September 2014. (The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 15 September 2014.)
  2. Each school can submit only one entry.
  3. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”. If you are not able to download the form, please request by sending an email to the email address: seameojapan.award@seameo.org.
  4. Details about the submission of information about the school must adhere to the following format as 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 (An half page of A4)
    3) Background information or reasons why the school created this programme
    4) Objectives/goals of the programme
    5) Core competencies of students (e.g. Knowledge and understanding, cognitive skills, non cognitive skills and behavioural capacities) that
    the school aims for within the programme
    6) Period of time when the programme was/has been started
    7) Activities (Actions and strategies of implementation)
    8) Teaching and learning methodologies that the school applies for promoting the core competencies as identified in number 5
    9) Partnership, community participation and international connection (Details of partners, their roles and activities that they have involved in the programme.)
    10) Programme monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, and summary of results
    11) Resources used for programme implementation
    12) Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, school and community
    13) Plan for sustainability and plan for the future
    14) List of attachments such as a copy of the school operational plan, action plan of global citizenship programme, learning/teaching materials,
    samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc.
    15) Photographs related to the school programme (maximum of 6 photographs with captions 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 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. (Maximum of 6 photographs with captions in English)
  4. Schools can submit the "Submission Form of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and 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.
    To avoid that the CD may be damaged, the printed version of the submission form should 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 an acknowledgement of 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 May to
15 September 2014

Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools

Monday 15 September 2014

The last day for submission of entries
(The schools much ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 15 September 2014.)

1 December 2014

Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website (rescheduled)

February or March 2015

Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st winning school

April 2015

Award presentation ceremony at the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference in Thailand (rescheduled)

 
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

XI. Information/ resources for downloading

- Information about the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future)

- See good practices from the schools participated in the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Values Education)

- See good practices from the schools participated in the 2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Education for Disaster Risk Reduction)

- Other relevant resources: