Sufficiency Economy Philosophy Thrives: SEAMEO Director Applauds Wat Koh Wang Sai School’s Exemplary Implementation

Saturday, 30 September 2023 | Pintip Iamnirath

9 June 2023 – SEAMEO Director, Datuk Habibah Abdul Rahim, expressed her admiration and reflections on the remarkable achievements of Wat Koh Wang Sai School in Nakhon Pathom during the presentation of their successful integration of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) principles into their curriculum, pedagogy, and activities.

Impressed by the strong community support for this praiseworthy initiative, Director Datuk Habibah Abdul Rahim highlighted the school’s effective contextualization of SEP principles, enabling them to address sustainability issue within the community more efficiently.  The visit to Wat Koh Wang Sai School served as a notable highlight during the 1st Extraordinary Governing Board Meeting of SEAMEO SEPS, held from 8 to 10 June 2023 in Sampran, Nakhon Pathom.

The Wat Koh Wang Sai School’s implementation of the SEP principles has been met with commendation from various stakeholders in the education sector.  By incorporating these principles into their everyday practices, the school has not only fostered a deeper understanding of sustainable living among its students but has also encouraged active community involvement.

The success of Wat Koh Wan Sai School serves as a live case and a testament to the positive impact of integrating SEP principles into education.  Through this approach, schools can play a crucial role in nurturing future generations who are not only academically competent but also possess a strong sense of responsibility towards building sustainable communities.

The 1st Extraordinary Governing Board Meeting of SEAMEO SEPS has provided an invaluable platform for educators and policymakers to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, and further strengthen the implementation of SEP principles across the region.  The collaborative efforts and dedication showcased during this event signify the commitment of SEAMEO and its member countries to promote sustainable development through education.

As Wat Koh Wang Sai School continues to inspire others with their successful implementation of SEP principles, their achievements serve as a beacon of hope, pointing the way towards a more sustainable future for communities across Southeast Asia and beyond.