Virtual SEAMEO Awarding Ceremony in Cooperation with the Government of Australia and Japan

Friday, 18 June 2021 | Piyapa Su-angavatin




 

The SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan convened the SEAMEO Award Ceremony  of the 2020/2021SEAMEO Australia Education Links Award and the 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award on 8 June 2021 at 09.00-10.00 hrs (Bangkok Time) by a virtual platform with the participation of approximately 300 participants who are ministry officials, Japanese embassies, partners, teachers and students.

The Awarding Ceremony was honoured by the participation of Mr Taguchi Yasushi, Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan; and Dr Carrie Kilpin, Director of International Division, Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, delivering the welcome remarks to the Awardees as well as the SEAMEO High Officials from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, presenting the congratulatory messages to the winners during the Award Ceremony.

The 2020/2021 SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award with the theme “Education Innovations that Work: Enhancing Links between Southeast Asia and Australia” aims to promote innovation in the field of education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia. For this cycle, the SEAMEO Secretariat received 54 entries from educators and researchers of 5 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.  The winning proposals of 2020/2021 SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award are:

  • “Learning together through SEAMEO- AUS EDULINK: Practices and Principles for Collaborative Pedagogy and Assessment using ePortfolios” by Dr Nantana Taptamat, Academic and Research Assistant at the University of Queensland and Dr Siti Muflichah, Senior Lecturer of Universitas Islam Negeri Antasari Banjarmasin, Indonesia  
  • “Belajarstem.id Project (Enhancing Science Teachers’ Technology Literacy Through STEM Learning Using Arduino)” by Ms Lia Laela Sarah, Vice Principal of SMA Labschool of the Education University of Indonesia.

 

Mr John Itao, Emcee from SEAMEO SPAFA Dr Ethel Valenzuela and Dr Carrie Kilpin were invited on the stage for presenting the plaque to the winners
Dr Nantana, one of the winners of SEAMEO-Australia Education Link Award was invited to receive the plaque and deliver a message. Ms Lia Laela Sarah, the winner was invited to receive the plaque and deliver a message
Congratulatory message by
Ms Chadarat Singhadechakul,
Inspector General, representing
Dr Suphat Champatong, Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Education, Thailand
Congratulatory message by
Mr Hendarman,
Head of Bureau of Cooperation and Public Relations, representing
Prof Dr Ainun Na’Im, Secretary-General, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia

 


Group Photo of 2020/2021SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Awardees with the honourable guests from Australia, Thailand, and Indonesia

 

The 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award with the theme “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities” has its purposes to promote education for sustainable development or ESD practices in schools of Southeast Asian countries. For this year, we received 181 entries from schools in Southeast Asian countries.
The winning schools of this cycle are:

  • 1st Prize Winner: SM St Patrick Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
    Project: Five Greens Programme
  • 2nd Prize Winner: SMK Kunak Jaya, Sabah, Malaysia        
    Project: Small Acts, Big Impacts
  • 3rd Prize Winner: Salvacion National High School, Davao Del Norte, Philippines.    
    Project: GO G.R.E.E.N. (Greeneration, Rehabilitation and Education for an Eco-friendly Nation against Waste Pollution)
  • Special Prize Winner for the Best Programme Carried out in Small Schools of Less than 250 Students: Baay National High School, Abra, Philippines
    Project: CHANGE (Clean, Habitable, Adaptable and Nurturing Greener Environment)   

 

Announcement message by Mr Taguchi Yasushi, Director General, MEXT, Japan Dr Ethel Valenzuela and Mr Taguchi were invited on the stage for presenting the plaque to the winners
The presentation of Plaque of Reconginition to the Special Prize Winner Mr Lee Ken Voon the 1st Prize Winner from SM St Patrick Tawau of Malaysia presented an appreciative  message.
Congratulatory message by Mr Mohammad Sanusi bin Abdul Karim, Undersecretary, Strategic Planning and International Relations Division
Ministry of Education of Malaysia
Congratulatory message by Mr Jesus L R Mateo, Undersecretary, Department of Education of Philippines

 


Group Photo of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Awardees with the honourable guests from Japan, Indonesia and Philippines

 

In the previous years, the awarding ceremony of the SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award, and the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award organised during the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in November, Bangkok, or at the SEAMEO Council Conference. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education, Singapore will organise the 51st SEAMEO Council Conference in a virtual platform on 17 June 2021, therefore the winners of the 2020/2021 SEAMEO Australia Education Links Award and the 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award will be officially announced during the 51st SEAMEO Council Conference. The Awarding Ceremony on 8 June 2021 will be recorded and presented during the 51st SEAMEO Council Conference.