2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

Organisers   Supporting Partners  

“The Government of Japan has contributed and supported the organisation of SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
through the collaboration of MEXT and SEAMEO since 2012”.


Thank You for the Participation

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 Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) would like to express the appreciation to the participation of 181 schools from 8 Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, in the 2020 SEAMEO Japan ESD Award.         


List of Entries

The lists of entries by country according to the award category are as follows: 

1. CATEGORY I: Schools with number of students over 250  

No. School Name City Title of Entry Education Level No. of Teachers No. of Students
1 Chung Hua Middle School, Kuala Belait Kuala Belait Hand in Hand for a Greener Planet Kindergarten - Year 11 75 1,150
2 Ma’had Islam Brunei Negara Plastic-Free Project Year 5 - 11 77 523
3 Sekolah Ugama Arab Menengah Perempuan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (SUAMPRIPAHS) Bandar Seri Begawan Projek 3K (Cleanliness, Beauty and Health) Year 7 - 11 175 1,660
4 Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Primary School Bandar Seri Begawan Green and Clean School Programme Grade 1 - 6 70 1,050
1 Hun Sen Oddormeanchey High School Oddorman-chey Water Purification and Recycling Grade 10 -12 43 1,162
2 Wat Bo Primary School Siem Reap Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities of Watbo Primary Shool in 2019 Grade 1 - 6 129 / 99 6,321 / 3,104
1 195 ISOLA Elementary School Bandung Greening Friendly Garbage Safe Grade 1 - 6 18 435
2 Bunga Bangsa Islamic Primary School Samarinda ECOBRICKS : Plastic Solved
Waste Management in Environmental Education
Grade 1 - 6 64 521
3 Jogonalan 1st Junior High School
(SMP Negeri 1 Jogonalan)
Central Java Zero Waste Plastics Junior High School 56 863
4 Junior High School 2 Mandiraja
(SMP Negeri 2 Mandiraja)
Center Java Love The Earth, Reduce The Plastic Junior High School 48 753
5 MAN 2 Kudus, Indonesia Jawa Tengah Plastic Waste Resistance through Ecopreneurship and Integrated Research Senior High School (Grade 10 – 12) 84 1,220
6 Sekolah Al-Jannah Jawa Barat Variative Program to Reduce and Utilize Plastic Waste in Schools Kindergarten 1 - Grade 9 135 979
7 SMA Negeri 1 Asembagus East Java P4P (Peace "For" Plastic) "We can never be peaceful with our environment if we never have peace inside ourselves" Senior High School 61 1,046
8 SMA Negeri 1 Bangli Bali Smanichi Eco School Program Grade 10 -12 50 820
9 SMA Negeri 2 Situbondo East Java OHOM (One Human One Meter) Programme Senior High School
Grade10 - 12
67 1,066
10 SMA Negeri 2 Padalarang Jawa Barat SMAWA, ZERO WASTE! Secondary 4 – Junior College 2 75 1,800
11 SMK Pariwisata Metland School Jawa Barat "Adaptation of New Habits Through the Use of Plastic Waste Consumption to Drive a Culture of Loving Nature and The Environment" Vocational High School (Grade 10 - 12) 72 649
12 SMP Darul Ulum 1 Peterongan Jombang Jombang Clean and Beautiful School Grade 7 - 9 71 1,127
13 SMP Negeri 1 Sidoharjo Jawa Tengah Healthy School without Plastic Waste Grade 7 - 9 55 851
14 SMP Negeri 13 Surakarta Surakarta Efforts to tackle plastic waste by utilizing plastic waste based on – STEAM Learning in SMP N 13 Surakarta Grade 7 - 9 41 742
15 SMP Negeri 7 Bojonegoro East Java East Java Plastic Waste Sources of Inspiration of Creativity and Beautiful Decoration Innovation in Schools Grade 7- 9 35 600
16 SMP Negeri 7 Bondowoso Jawa Timur Environmental Ambassadors for Current Time Grade 7- 9 36 300
17 SMP Plus Assa’adah Banten Growing Plants through Reusing Plastic Waste for Aquaponic Material System Junior High School 30 426
18 Wikrama Vocational High School West Java Waste Management 15 - 18 73 1,769
1 Keningau Vocational College Sabah Sabah PLS: Exploring E-STEM in Tackling Plastic Waste Kindergarten,  Grade 10-12  (Vocational) 183 860
2 Labuan International School Labuan Challenge Based Learning 2020 (CBL 2020) Year 1 - 11 47 300
3 Politeknik Tun Syed Nasir Johor Sustainability: Waste Minimisation Campaign – Together We Save Our Environment Technician Education Programme (Diploma Level) 135 1,436
4 Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Ming Chih
(SJKC Ming Chih)
Johor Love is Everything Grade 1 - 6 57 1,182
5 Sekolah Kebangsaan Sandau Kinabatangan
(SK Sandau Kinabatangan)
Kinabatan-gan Say No to Single-Use Plastic Kindergarten - Year 6 26 345
6 Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sentul
(SMK Bandar Baru Setul)
Kuala Lumpur Save Plastic; Save The Earth Form 1 - 5 123 1,472
7 SJK T Jalan Haji Manan Johor Save Life from Plastics Year 1 - 5 39 538
8 SJK(C) Chung Hwa Tamparuli Sabah Reusing of Plastic Bottles Year 1 - 6 25 369
9 SK Bertam Perdana Pinang Say NO to Plastic Bags Kindergarten - Year 6 118 1,707
10 SM St. Patrick, Tawau Sabah Five (5) Greens Programme:  Go Green, Live Green, Love Green, Think Green, Be Green – The ‘End Plastic Pollution’ Campaign Grade 7 - 11 74 1,383
11 SMJK Chung Ling Pulau Pinang Say No to Single Use Plastic Form 6 180 2,220
12 SMK Bandar Tasik Selatan Kuala Lumpur 3R Practice Coaching Programme Year 9 125 1,436
13 SMK Dato’ Jaafar Johor Green Galore & Low Carbon Community Form 1 (Year 7) – Form 6 (Year 12) 75 659
14 SMK Kunak Jaya Sabah Small Acts, Big Impact Year 7 – 12 67 912
15 SMK Sanzac Kota Kinabalu Sabah Caring Hearts…Cleaner Society Year 7 – 12 104 1,500
16 Teacher Education Institute Tuanku Bainun Campus Pulau Pinang Raising Awareness, Taking Action Grade 1 - 6 153 298
1 Basic Education High School No.1Dagon (BEHS No.1 Dagon) Yangon Say No to Plastic, Think-Act-Save Community Programme Kindergarten - Grade 11 148 5,900
2 Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University Mandalay Preparation of Fuel from Plastic Wastes by Pyrolysis Process University 150 500
1 Ajos Elementary School Quezon May Pera sa Basura Project (Trash to Cash Project) Kindergarten - Grade 6 14 352
2 Alcala Central School Pangasinan Making of Artistic Recycled Materials for Yield Kindergarten, Grade 1 - 6, and Informal Education 25 640
3 Alejandro Delos Reyes Integrated School Masbate Botelya sa Herbarium Project (Plastic Bottles for School Herbarium) Kindergarten - Grade 12 – (TVL-AFA) 31 936
4 Alupay National High School Batangas Yes to Science and Yes to Environment High School Grade 7 - 12 42 1,100
5 Ampayon Central Elementary School Butuan Project KKK (Kumikitang Kabataan para sa Kalikasan) Kindergarten - Grade 6 61 1,997
6 Ampucao National High School Benguet The Project 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Grade 7 - 12 24 517
7 Anao High School Tarlac Anao High School’s Solid Waste Management Program Grade 7- 12 59 963
8 Andres Bonifacio Elementary School Manila Project CA2RE Customizing Actions and Activities to Rescue the Environment Kindergarten - Grade 6 101 3,300
9 Antipolo National High School Antipolo Segregation and Waste Management Program Grade 7 to 10 390 11,342
10 Aparri School of Arts and Trades Cagayan Plastics: Creating wastes to amaze Grade 7 - 12 85 2,225
11 Bagong Silang Elementary School Nueva Ecija GULAYAN SA PAARALAN…Malusog na Kabataan, Masayang pamayanan (Vegetable Garden in the School…Healthy People, Happy Community) Kindergarten - Grade VI 17 478
12 Bagumbayan Elementary School Laguna Project WOW (War on Waste) Kindergarten - Grade 6 62 2,002
13 Bagumbong Elementary School Caloocan BAES: A Child and Eco-Friendly School Kindergarten - Grade 6 97 3,564
14 Balong National High School Tabuk Clean and Green Program of Balong National High School Grade 7 - 10 12 256
15 Bayugan National Comprehensive High School Bayugan Project TUMBLER (The Upsurge of Mindfulness Behavior in Lifting-up Environmental Rehabilitation) Grade 7 - 12 234 7,100
16 Benguet State University- Secondary Laboratory School Benguet “We Collaborate as One on Plastic Concerns, We Transform as One” Kindergarten to Senior High School 50 approximately 1,000
17 Bintawan National High School Nueva Vizcaya Project PLASTIC (Practicing Laudable Activities for Sustained, Transformed and Innovative
Grade 7 - 12 74 1,513
18 Bondoc Peninsula Agricultural High School Quezon BPAHS TSEK (Bondoc Peninsula Agricultural High School Tamang SEgregasyon para sa
Kalikasan) Right Segregation for Environment
Grade 7 - 12 89 2,299
19 Buenavista West Elementary School Quezon TRASH (Think, React, Associate, Share, Help) Kindergarten - Grade 6 14 344
20 Bukidnon National High School Malaybabaly GLOBELIKE: Plastic Bottle Depositor/Mr.Globo: Bukidnon National High School Solid Waste Management Program Grade 7 - 12 373 10,062
21 Butuan City School of Arts and Trades Butuan e-GRAB (Endeavor Garbage Recycling and Applied Beautification) Junior High School (Integrated) 152 2,788
22 Calubcub 1.0 National High School Batangas PROJECT WALIS – Waste Alleviation through Lenient and Innovative Strategies Grade 7 - 10 36 797
23 Canda National High School Quezon Project Bote, Garbage in The Bottle for Beautification of The School and Operation Linis Grade 7 - 12 59 2,200
24 Cansojong National High School Talisay Cansojong NHS Green Program Grade 7 - 12 54 1,200
25 Casay National High School Quezon ECO-BUILD: An Environmental Project of Casay National High School to Reduce Plastic Waste through the Use of Eco-Bricks Grade 7 – 12 36 817
26 Cavinti Integrated National High School Laguna PROJECT DRIPSE (design-recycle-innovate- and plant for school and environment) N A 36 1,070
27 Commonwealth Elementary School Quezon A Science Innovation Project Kindergarten - Grade 6 220 7,711
28 Concepcion L. Cazeñas Memorial School Antique Environmental Initiatives and Education Program Grade 7 - 12 46 1,223
29 Cupang Elementary School Main (CESM) Muntinlupa Solid waste Management and Recycling Technique (Project SMART) Kindergarten - Grade 6 85 3,100
30 Dadalaquiten Integrated School Ilocos Sur Waste Off - We S.E.E.D.: Embracing Transformation by Reducing Environmental Problems with Community Involvement Kindergarten - Grade 8 14 275
31 Dapa National High School Surigao del Norte PERA SA BASURA: Income Generating Project Grade 7 - 12 108 2,672
32 Darapidap Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya PROJECT PAGE -   
P - Pulot-basura (Picking up of litter)
A - Advocacy/ Information Dissemination   Campaign
G - Greening program for the
E - Environment
Grade III - VI 13 326
33 De La Salle University – Dasmarinas High School Dasmarinas Alternative Ideas and Mechanisms on Zero-waste! (ANIMO Zero-waste!) Grade 10 - 12 105 2,000++
34 Digkilaan National High School Iligan Project Ecobricks: Action for the Community and Environment (PEACE) Grade 7 - 12 20 545
35 Domalandan Center Integrated School Pangasinan Domalandan Center Integrated School Wash in Schools Program (WinS Program) Kindergarten - Senior High School 56 1,336
36 Don Gregorio Evangelista Memorial School Zamboanga DGEMS WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) K I – Grade VI 106 4,426
37 Don Severo Felismino Elementary School Quezon PROJECT RESTORE (Rescuing the Environment by Sustaining Transforming and Organizing Recyclable Elements) Kindergarten - Grade 6 17 589
38 Doroteo Federis Sr National High School Camarines Sur Girls in Action N A N A N A
39 Emiliano P. Baquial National High School – Tupi NHS Annex South Cotabato I Care for The Mother Earth Grade 7-12 20 377
40 Florentino Galang Sr. National High School Kabankalan Win on Plastics Junior High School to Senior High School 113 3,338
41 Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School, CayPombo-Annex Bulacan Project PASO (Planting Activities for Sustainable Opportunities) Grade 7 - 10 23 1,229
42 Francisco Bangoy National High School Davao Project A.S.Y.A: A Sustainable Youth Advocacy Grade 7 - 12 250 6,569
43 General Luna Elementary School Rizal Nueva Ecija 5Rs (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rot, Regenerate) Advocacy in Saving Mother Earth Kindergarten - Grade 6 10 304
44 General Maxmino Hizon Elementary School Manila REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: GMHES onto Zeroing Use of Plastic in School Kindergarten - Grade 6 86 2,330
45 Governor Ferrer Memorial National High School Cavite Project E-SCI (Educating Students through Community Involvement) Grade 7 - 10 81 2,553
46 Guillermo D. Mendoza National High School Pampanga WAR ON WASTE (W.O.W.) JHS & SHS
(Grade 7 - 12)
75 1,000
47 Infant Jesus Academy-Antipolo (IJAA) Antipolo EcoSavers Program Nursery - Grade 12 46 909
48 Jesus Christ King of kings and Lord of lords Academy, Inc. Dasmarinas CleanupDates: Drive for Sustainable Communities Kindergarten - Grade 12 (K-12) 42 656
49 Juan G. Macaraeg National High School Pangasinan “SustainaBOTElity”: Utilizing the Versatility of Plastic Bottles to Achieve A Clean and Green Community Grade 7 - 12 150 3,700
50 Kabubuhayan Elementary School Laguna School’s Initiative on Plastic Recycling Programme Grade 1 - 12 19 587
51 Kabulusan Integrated National High School Laguna “BOTE MO, PITO KO, LIGTAS TAYO” (Your Bottle, My Whistle, We Are Safe)” Grade 7 - 12 48 800
52 Kapalaran Elementary School Rizal Project SWAK (Segregation of Waste at Kapalaran) Kindergarten - Grade 6 60 2,161
53 Kasiglahan Village National High School Rizal Project H.O.M.E (Helping Our environment by Making useful Ecobricks) Grade 7- 10 234 6,530
54 Katingal-an Elementary School San Carlos Katingal-an Solid Waste Management Program (KSWMP) Kindergarten -Grade 6 18 387
55 Kongkong Elementary School Nueva Vizcaya Project PLUSTIC (Pro-Earth and Life Undertakings towards a Sustainable, Transformative and Innovative Community Grade 1 - 6 13 366
56 Laiya National High School Batangas Basurahan Mula Sa Basura Programme (Trash Bin from Plastic Trash Programme) Grade 7 - 12 65 1,375
57 Laoang Elementary School Tarlac PLASTIC Advocate!
Pupils/Parents’ Learning on Agrobiodiversity, Segregation of Waste and Teaching- essentials Involving Community
Kindergarten - Grade 6 14 424
58 Lian Senior High School Batangas PLASTIC FOR A CAUSE (PAC) Project of SHS In Lian: A Solid Waste Segregation Innovation Strategy Grade 11 - 12 27 726
59 Lingunan National High School Valenzuela Ecobricks: Turning Plastic Waste into Furnitures Grade 7 - 12 53 1,670
60 Lopez Elementary School Laguna LES (Learn, Excel, Share) in Promoting Eco Waste Management Kindergarten – Grade 6 62 2,000
61 Lourdes Northwest Elementary School Angeles PROJECT “CANS” (Clean and Nice Surroundings) Kindergarten - Grade 6 54 1,981
62 Luis Aguado National High School Cavite Youth for Environmental School-Home-Community Program High School No.of Science Teacher: 9 N A
63 Luis-Fe Gomez (LFG) Diamantina National High School Isabela An Innovation: Bottles for Brigada Eskwela and
BIN (Be responsible Individual to protect our Nature)  Project
Junior High School and Senior High School 25 More than 500
64 Makato Integrated School Makato WOW MIS, SIGA KAMI! Kindergarten - Grade 12 81 2,224
65 Managpi National High School Calapan MNHS’ “BYAHENG PLASTIC” Grade 7 - 12 42 928
66 Manila High School Manila Reducing Plastic Wastes: Transforming Schools, Transforming Communities Junior High School (Grade 7 - 10) 68 1,647
67 Mapiňa Elementary School Masbate Project SAGIP Grade 4 14 380
68 Mariano Marcos State University Laboratory Elementary School Laoag Campus Laoag Fun with Useful Waste Nursery - Grade 6 18 305
69 Moises Padilla Elementary School Negros Occidental Green Campus Ministry
A Gateway to Rekindle Environmental Awareness and Advocacy towards A Pollution –Free and Sustainable Community
SPED, Kindergarten - Grade 6 40 1,153
70 Muntinlupa National High School-Main Muntinlupa Community Organized Ecofriendly Reinforced Concrete Pavement for Flood Control Grade 7 - 12 300 10,000
71 Muntinlupa National High School-Tunasan Annex Metro Manila PROJECT Green L.O.V.E
Lessen PLASTIC USAGE through
Outstanding environmental advocacies,
Valuing the Importance of 
Grade 7 - 12 119 5,500
72 Nagtipunan National High School Quirino Project OK Ka PO (Oplan Kalinisan at Kaayusan sa Pamayanan Ol da tym) High School 29 513
73 Paaralang Elementarya Ng Lucban 3b (Lucban Elementary School 3b) Quezon The Walking Trash Bag Kindergarten - Grade 6 17 536
74 Paaralang Elementarya ng Nangkaan Batangas Gulayan sa Paaralan using Recycled Materials Kindergarten - Grade 6 9 251
75 Paaralang Sentral NG Mataasnakahoy Batangas Helping Together…Making Environment Better Kindergarten - Grade 6, SPED and ALS 45 1,268
76 Pacita Complex National High School Laguna YES Book Project 201 Grade 7 - 10 154 4,082  
77 Pakil Elementary School Sultan Kudarat Zero Waste Pakil Kindergarten - Grade 6 28 830
78 Pasay City National Science High School Pasay City PANATA (Progressing the Community and Youth of PaNatSci for the Betterment of Tomorrow with Cleanliness, Integrity and Trust) Grade 7 to 12 54 728
79 Pasong Kawayan II Elementary School General Trias Project PUSH - Plastics Used for School and Home enhancement Kindergarten - Grade VI 25 1,200
80 Pedro E. Diaz High School Metro Manila Project PNP (Please No Plastic) Grade 7 - 10 230 4,200
81 Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School Calabarzon Region IV-A PROJECT SAVE EMPTY BOTTLES (Project SEB) Grade 7- 10 320 8,014
82 Philippine Science High School Western Visayas Iloilo Addressing Local Plastic Wastes through Students Investigations as Basis for Science Communication to the Public Grade 7 - 12 64 570
83 Puerto Elementary School Catayan de Oro Pursuing Unity for Environmental Restoration with Timeliness and Optimism (PUERTO) SPED, Kindergarten, Grade 1 - 6 57 1,950
84 Quilo-Quilo North Elementary School Batangas K.A.T.E Natin Kindergarten - Grade 6 13 307
85 Saint Louis University Laboratory High School – Senior High Baguio GREEN PROGRAM Grade 11 - 12 68 1,900
86 Salvacion National High School Davao Del Norte Project GO G.R.E.E.N. (Greeneration, Rehabilitation and Education for an Eco-friendly Nation against waste pollution) Grade 7 - 12 41 841
87 San Isidro Elementary School Batangas SIES Project I-PLEDGE
(San Isidro Elementary School Initiatives and Promises to Love the Earth and Do Great for the Environment)
Kindergarten - Grade 6 16 550
88 San Jose Del Monte Heights High School Bulacan Recycled trash bin (Plastic bottle) and plastic pot Grade 7 - 10 41 1,500
89 San Jose National High School Rizal CI-SWAMP (Continuous Improvement Project on Solid Waste Management) Grades 7 - 10 140 3,500
90 Sapang Tagalog Elementary School Tarlac Ecological Solid Waste Management Kindergarten - Grade 6 23 630
91 Sir Arthur E. Cooper Elementary School Negros Occidental Dunang Manggad Amligan (Protect Mother Nature) Kindergarten - Grade 6 15 349
92 Solano East Central School and SPED Center Nueva Vizcaya Project CONTAINER (Campaign to Obstruct Natural Threats and Address Issues on Environment through 7Rs) Kindergarten - Grade 6 with Special Education, and Muslim Classes 63 teaching staffs and 5 non-teaching staffs 1,966
93 St. Dominic College of Asia, Inc Cavite CCSC Kalakalan N A More than 100 More than 3,000
94 Sta. Catalina Integrated National High School Laguna PERSONALIZED EMERGENCY PILLOW (an innovative pillow made from recycled materials such as plastic and candy wrappers for the safety of the students, school, personnel and community workers) Grade 4 - 12 68 2,032
95 Sta. Lucia High School Quezon BASURA MO I SEGREGATE MO Junior High School 134 4,200
96 Sta. Peregrina High School Bulacan Plastic Free School Towards A Sustainable and Healthy Environment Grade 7 - 12 85 2,900
97 Sto. Domingo Integrated High School Laguna Zero Waste at my School Grade 7 - 12 61 1,500
98 Sulop National High School Sulop SSG Tumbler Challenge JHS and SHS 80 2,700
99 Tibagan Elementary School Bulacan Tibagan Elementary School Solid Waste Management Program Kindergarten - Grade 6 17 519
100 Tibagan National High School Bulacan Project BOTE – Be Our Teen Environmentalist Grade 7 - 12 59 1,172
101 Timoteo Paez Elementary School Metro Manila Project BoPla: Utilization of Plastic Bottles and Used Wrappers as an Alternative Hollow Block Fence Kindergarten - Grade 6 120 4,009
102 Ugong Pasig National High School Pasig GULAYAN SA PAARALAN in Ugong Pasig National High school Grade 7 - 12 21 400
103 University of The East-Caloocan Caloocan UE ECOBRICK PROJECT Kindergarten to College 400 7,000
104 Virgen Delas Flores High School Bulacan BAKALAT Project (Bawas Kalat sa Paaralan) Grade 7 - 10 65 1,500
105 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo #AdoptBinProject Grade 11 - 12 (Senior High School) 260 4,283









Srinagarindra The Princess Mother School, Phuket Under the Royal Patronage of her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn


We’re Volunteers Sufficiency Economy

Grade 7 - 12











Ly Tu Trong High School for the Gifted

Can Tho

Zero Waste – Say no with plastic waste

High School (Grade 10 - 12)




Ly Tu Trong High School for the Gifted

Can Tho

Bio Plastic – The Green Solution of the Modern World

High School (Grade 10 - 12)




Ly Tu Trong High School for the Gifted

Can Tho

Establishing School Saying No to Plastic Waste Initiative

High School (Grade 10 - 12)




Ly Tu Trong High School for the Gifted

Can Tho

Plastic-free school

Grade 10 - 12




Tran Dai Nghia Highschool for the Gifted

Ho Chi Minh

The Plasbit Campaign

Grade 6 - 12











2. CATEGORY II: Schools with number of students less than 250  

No. School Name City Title of Entry Education Level No. of Teachers No. of Students
1 OSMOSE Environmental Education platform, Koh Chivang, Prek Toal and Prek Toal Primary School Battambang Environment Education Program Grade 1 - 6 4 120
1 Al Azhar Syifa Budi Solo Junior High School Solo Bioplastic Research to Reduce The Plastic Usage: The Dedication from Apis cerana indica to The World Grade 7 - 9 21 228
2 Dream School Maluku Dream School (Pursuing Education with Plastic Waste) Kindergarten - Junior High School 10 90
3 Junjung Birru South Sumatera Garbage for School Fee Kindergarten 5 22
4 MTs Sultan Agung Sumberpetung Jawa Timur Maintaining the cleanliness of the village and village border rivers from pollution, plastic waste and other garbage. Grade 7 - 9 15 70
5 Paud Plus Az-Zalfa East Java Fight to Plastic Waste Kindergarten 23 117
6 Peduli Anak School Lombok Barat-NTB Zero Plastic Waste: sustainable 3Rs and Zero Plastic Waste Project of Peduli Anak School to rise students’ environmental awareness Primary 13 80
7 SAIM (Sekolah Alam Insan Mulia) Senior High School East Java Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities “We are Together” Senior High School 16 75
8 SD Negeri 2 Sengon Trenggalek PUSPA DANON (Collecting Plastic Waste In SD Negeri 2 Sengon ) Primary School 8 93
9 Sekolah Alam Lampung Junior High School
(SMP Alam Lampung)
Lampung Sekolah Alam Lampung Waste Bank (SAL-WB) Junior High School 14 55
10 Sekolah Alam Palembang Palembang BUBAKA (Bring yoUr own Bottle And container for Kindness Acts) Playgroup -Grade 12 25 150
11 SMP Jawaahirul Hikmah East Java Utilization Of Plastic Waste For Horticultural Cultivation In Jawaahirul Hikmah Junior High School Secondary High School 19 81
12 SMP Kristen Dharma Mulya Surabaya Surabaya Love the Environment Community with the motto Save environment save your life and future Grade 7 - 9 20 177
13 SMP Laboratorium Undiksha Singaraja Singaraja FUNTASTIC PLASTICS (Fun ways to solve plastic problems) Secondary School Grade 7 - 9 25 200
14 SMP Sekolah Alam Insan Mulia Surabaya Surabaya Green Lifestyle Programme With My OWL (OWn tumbLer) Junior High School 17 143
15 Tunas Bangsa High School Riau Island Magnum Opus. High School 15 78
1 SJKT Bandar Segamat Johor From Hero Plastic to Zero Plastic Kindergarten - Grade 6/ Year 12 15 111
2 SJKT Bayan Lepas Pinang Plastic, Environment & Human Kindergarten - Year 6 16 130
3 SK. Patikang Laut, Keningau Sabah Towards Cultivating 3Rs (Reduced, Recycle & Reuse) Programme Kindergarten - Year 6 24 243
1 Basic Education Primary School, Thayetpinkanwal Mandalay Let’s reduce using plastic to Protect the environment Kindergarten - Grade 5 6 131
2 Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Mandalay Mandalay Changes of Attitudes and Environmental Knowledge Improvement in University of Mandalay (CAEKIUM) Under Graduate and Graduate University 16 181
1 Baay National High School Abra Project CHANGE (Clean, Habitable, Adaptable and Nurturing Greener Environment) Secondary
(Grade 7 – 12)
12 237
2 Bislig Elementary School Catanduanes “Basura Mo, Gamit Ko Project” and “Plastic Mo, Pang-disenyo Ko Project” Kindergarten - Grade 6 10 249
3 Marcos Catibog Memorial Elementary School Batangas Program ANNA (All for Nature, Nature for All – A Zero Plastic Waste Project) Kindergarten - Grade 6 8 225
4 Punong Elementary School Marinduque Free From Plastic: Free Food Program (FFP) Kindergarten - Grade 6 9 98
5 Udia Elementary School Laguna Transforming Recycled Waste into Creative Ways Project Kindergarten - Grade 6 7 105
1 Ban Pipuan School Yasothon Magic Coin Hide and Seek Kindergarten - Grade 6 5 21
2 Banseejai School, Ministry of Education, Thailand. Udonthani Participatory Development of The Learning Sources for Plastic Management in Banseejai School Kindergarten – Grade 6 10 137
Total 28          



Judging Committee Members of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

1. Members of the Judging Committee

  • Chair Person
    • Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela
      SEAMEO Secretariat

    • Dr Wahyudi
      Deputy Director (Programme Development)
  • An expert on ESD from Japan
    • Prof Dr Masahisa Sato
      Tokyo City University, Japan
  • A representative from MEXT
    • Mr. Tadayuki Arai                              
      Senior Specialist for Bilateral Education Cooperation, International Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat
      Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-JAPAN (MEXT)
  • A representative from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok)
    • Dr Benno Boer
      Natural Science
      UNESCO Bangkok
  • ESD/Plastic Expert from Southeast Asia
    • Dr Thammarat Koottatep
      Professor of Environmental Engineering and Management
      Asian Institute of Technology       
  • Representatives from SEAMEO
    • Mr Raphael Orenday Cada
      Programme Officer I  

    • Dr Orawan Sriboonruang
      Programme Officer II

    • Ms Anti Rismayanti
      Programme Officer III

2. The Secretariat of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award  

    • Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin
      Coordinator/ KM Manager


General Information of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award
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). 

In its declaration, the United Nations General Assembly defined ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a “learning process (or approach to teaching) based on the ideals and principles that underline sustainability and is concerned with all levels and types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development – learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to transform oneself and society.”

At the end of the DESD in 2014, the UNESCO World Conference held in Japan announced the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD aimed at generating and scaling up ESD actions at all levels and in all areas of education, training and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development to the post-2015 agenda.

While ESD is implemented worldwide under the GAP, in support of further promoting ESD in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, have shown their collective commitment to promote best practices in ESD in schools across Southeast Asia, by organising the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award.  The award scheme has been held annually since 2012.

The objectives of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award are: 

  1. To raise awareness of 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;
  4. To encourage networking among schools and communities which implement ESD practices in Southeast Asian countries and Japan; and        
  5. To support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of United Nations.    
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*The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 integrated and interdependent global goals with associated 169 targets, which aim to shift the world on to a path towards sustainable and resilient development.

Since 2012, the Award has been conducted with the following themes and participated by the following number of schools in Southeast Asia.  

Year Theme Number of Participated Schools Participated Countries in Southeast Asia
2012 Education for Disaster Risk Reduction 69 7 Countries: 
Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
2013 Values Education 126 8 Countries: 
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
2014 Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future 63 9 Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
2015 Safeguarding our Cultural Traditions 90 10 Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  
2016 Saving Energy 43 8 Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.            
2017 Improving Health and Nutrition 56 8 Countries
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
2018 Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation 94 7 Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand.
2019 Building Peace in Schools and Communities 79 9 Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.
II. Theme for 2020: “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities”  

Plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to our environments, creating toxic exposure in every phase of its life cycle. The scale of problems created by plastic cups, bottles and containers is growing along with our population1.

Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable. But many of these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, with some estimates ranging to at least 400 years to break down2.

Currently 13 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. An estimated accumulation of 12 billion tons by the year 2050 lead to break outlook for all life, damaging the human health, the environment and the global economy3 . Millions of animals are killed by plastic every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by plastics4. It has been reported that China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam generate more ocean plastic waste than the rest of the world combined5.

To reduce and prevent the plastic waste from harming our environment and life, the 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award selects the theme “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities”.

The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:

  1. To promote waste management system and other plastic initiatives in schools in Southeast Asia and Japan that contributes to the transformation of communities and ecosystems;
  2. To share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the integration of waste management system into the holistic school programmme;
  3. To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD activities and programmes.

Under the theme of “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities,” the school entry should cover the following criteria: 

  1. The entry should be relevant to the theme, and provide details of school initiative/programme/innovation related to plastic waste management practices or others which the school has tackled the problems of plastics as a whole in school and community.
  2. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s initiative/programme transform the community and  provide impactful evidence in reducing the plastic usage and/or improving the plastic waste management system as well as clean the ecosystem of the community.  
  3. The entry should demonstrate the community engagement with multisectoral partners that create mutual beneficial partnerships, deepen student learning experiences, support student growth, and sustain the society.     

  4. The school should clearly demonstrate the integration of the school initiative/programme in all schools’ aspects such as school policy, management plan, curriculum, teaching and learning practices, co-curricular and student activities, partnership efforts, community participation, and so on. (Please refer to the “Submission Form”.)    

1 https://steelysdrinkware.com/the-problems-with-plastic
2 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habits/plastic-pollution 
3 Natural Sciences: Science for Sustainable Human Living in Asia-Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok, 2019        
4 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/plastic-pollution/
5 https://impacthub.net/plastic-the-problem-and-its-impact/

III. All schools in Southeast Asian countries are invited to enter the competition

All public and private kindergarten/elementary/secondary/vocational and technical 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 information about programme/project/initiative that are related to the theme of this year’s competition.

IV. Prizes

1) 1st Prize Winner
  • USD$1,500
  • A study tour to Japan

(The organizer will sponsor the travel expenses for four to six persons, which includes round-trip airfares, accommodation for three nights, domestic transportation in Japan, interpreter, and visa fees).

2)  2nd Prize Winner
  • USD$1,000
 3)  3rd Prize Winner
  • USD$500
4) A Special Prize from the SEAMEO Secretariat for the best programme carried out in small schools of less than 250 students 
  • USD$1,000

All winning schools will receive a Plaque of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation for teachers and students involved in planning and implementing the school’s programme. 

A representative from the winning schools will be sponsored to participate at the award presentation ceremony which will be held at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Bangkok in November 2020.   

All shortlisted schools will receive Certificate of Recognition for the school. The coordinators of shortlisted schools (Maximum of 2 persons) will receive the Certificate of Appreciation.    

All participating schools that have submitted entries relevant to the theme will be recognised (name, project name and country) on the SEAMEO website and receive the Certificate of Participation.     

V. Judging criteria

The judging committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winning schools:  

  1. Transformation of Community and Impacts to Community/Ecosystem  
    • The school’s programme has demonstrated the transformation of community in reducing the plastic usage and improving the waste management system and ecosystem of the community.
    • Results, during/after implementation, have revealed the effectiveness and benefits of the school’s programme to students, teachers, parents, communities and ecosystems.
    • The school’s programme has demonstrated the change of attitudes, values, and behaviors at an individual level, including students, teachers, parents and people at community.        
    • Information, data, and models have been effectively compiled, documented, and shared within the schools, among schools in one community, and at the broader provincial or national level.
  2. Integration of Strategies/ Modalities for Implementation 
    • Implementation of the school’s programme is emphasized and incorporated into school policies, management plans, and teaching and learning strategies within the school.
    • The school has demonstrated clear effective strategies, and programme components/activities on how to implement the school’s programme.    
    • Appropriate and effective methods and resources are used to implement the programme. 
    • Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms or processes are identified to ensure the immediate and long-term outcomes. 
  3. Innovation and Creativity
    • The school’s programme has demonstrated innovative practice in reducing plastic usage and wastage in the school, community and ecosystem.   
    • The school has demonstrated innovative ideas for utilising available resources.  
  4. Teaching and Learning Approaches 
    • The school has demonstrated effective and innovative teaching and learning approaches that have been applied to reduce the plastic usage and improve the waste management system in its school and community environment.  
    • The school has embedded the proper knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, behaviors and daily practices into subject disciplines and incorporated ESD principles and pedagogical methods to ensure that students are able to connect the practices in their daily life, and community.  
    • The teaching and learning approaches have demonstrated the change or transformation of attitudes, values, and behaviors of teachers and student in the school.        
  5. Participatory Approach and Engagement of Community       
    • The school has demonstrated the use of participatory processes – involving students, teachers, parents, communities’ stakeholders and partners – in planning and implementing the programme.
    • The school has engaged community-level partners such as community stakeholders, experts, local governors, practitioners and parents in the programme.   
    • The school’s programme has strengthened students’ involvement in the local community.
  6. Sustainability 
    • The school has included the initiative/waste management practice within the school management plan and teaching and learning activities across subjects for a long-term action strategy.
    • The school has demonstrated a clear future plan on how to sustain or scale up the programme.        
  7. Interrelationship with other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • The school has demonstrated that the school’s programme has integrated the improvement of other SDGs, not the individual pursuit of each SDG, but has interrelation with other SDGs. Therefore, the school should make a clear statement in its application on how the school’s programme connects to other SDGs.
VI. The judging committee

The Judging Committee consists of experts in the areas of education for sustainable development, and waste management from Japan and the Southeast Asian region. The decision of the Judging Committee is final and challenges/appeals are not allowed.

VII. Guidelines for submission of entries
  1. Schools can submit information about the school’s programme/project/activity related to the theme “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities” from 10 April to 30 September 2020. 
  2. The deadline of entry submissions is extended to Wed 30 September 2020. (Late submission will not be accepted.)   
  3. Each school can submit only one entry.
  4. The submission of the school’s programme must be done through the template “Submission Form of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award”or requested from email address: seameojapan.award@seameo.org.
  5. Regarding the submission of entry, each school must adhere to the following format, as specified in the Submission Form:
    • Part I - Information about the school; 
      • School name and contact details 
      • Brief information about the school such as number of teachers and students and educational level
      • Contact details of the coordinator
    • Part II - Information about the school’s programme; 
      • Title of the school’s programme 
      • Summary of the programme (one half-page of A4 sheet size)    
      • Background information or reasons why the school created the programme
      • Objectives/goals of the programme 
      • Period of time when the programme was/has been started  
      • Key knowledge, skills, attitudes/values, and behaviors that the school expects to develop from this programme     
      • Activities (Strategies/activities of implementation, and brief information of each activity)      
      • Teaching and learning approaches/strategies that the school has integrated for this school programmme
      • Participation with the community/roles of community     
      • Transformation to the community and ecosystem (Brief information of activities that the school, students, and teachers have contributed for the improvement of  community/ecosystem.)  
      • Programme for monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and summary of results
      • Resources used for programme implementation  
      • Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to students, teachers, parents and school.  Please include evidence of achievements (How the school’s programme has transformed the behavior of students, teachers and parents to improve the school’s environment in reducing the plastic usage and wastage?)    
      • Benefits/impacts/positive outcomes of the programme to people in community, and ecosystem.  Please include evidence of achievements (How the school’s programme has transformed the behavior of people in the community in reducing the plastic usage and wastage and improve the ecosystem of the community?)      
      • Plan for sustainability and plan for scaling-up/expansion
      • Interrelationship of the school’s programme with other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
      • List of attachments such as a copy of the school operational plan, action plan, learning/teaching materials, lesson plans, samples of student worksheet, manuals, etc. (Maximum of five files to be attached with the Submission Form)
      • Photographs related to the school programme (Maximum of five photographs with captions written in English)  
  6. Information about the programme (Part II as above) should not be over nine (9) pages of A4 in total. The information should be written in Times New Roma/Calibri font, 11-12 point size. (A half-to-one page A4 sheet size about the project overview should be included.)
  7. Information about the programme 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.     
  8. All submissions should include related photos. A maximum of five (5) photographs with captions written in English can be attached in the Submission Form.
  9. All submissions can be attached with a maximum of five (5) supporting documents (Optional). 
  10. How to Submit the Entry: Schools can submit the completed "Submission Form of 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award" and a maximum of 5 supporting documents/materials to the following SEAMEO Secretariat’s email:  

    email to: seameojapan.award@seameo.org

    Note: To align with the ESD practices and to save the environment and energy, the Committee will NOT accept the entry in hard/printed copies.

  11. All entries submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat will be acknowledged. If the school has not received any acknowledgement of the 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 April to 14 August 2020 Period for submission of entries to the SEAMEO Secretariat by schools.
Wed 30 September 2020 (Extension) The last day for submission of entries.
(The schools must ensure that the SEAMEO Secretariat receives their entries by 30 September 2020 – strict deadline)
   31 January 2021
Announcement of the winning schools on the SEAMEO website
 2021  Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the Official Award Presentation will be organised in 2021. The venue and schedule will be informed. 
June/July 2021
(To be confirmed by MEXT, Japan)
Study visit programme in Japan for the 1st prize winner
IX. Contact information

For enquiry, please contact: 
Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin
SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award 
SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District,
Bangkok 10110, THAILAND.

Email:  seameojapan.award@seameo.org
Website: www.seameo.org
Tel: +662 391 0144
Fax: +662 381 2587
X. Information/resources for reference
  1. Information about the 2020 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Building Peace in Schools and Communities)
  2. Other relevant resources: