SEAMEO Schools’ Network 2020




 

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Background

On 30 November 2020, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) marks the 55th anniversary of its operation. As a regional inter-governmental organization established among Southeast Asian countries, SEAMEO takes pride in its achievements over the years as Southeast Asian’s leading organization in promoting regional cooperation and human resource development in education, science, and culture.

As a part of the contribution to the Southeast Asian community and the celebration of SEAMEO 55th Anniversary, SEAMEO initiates a project entitled “SEAMEO Schools’ Network 2020”. This project provides an opportunity for educational institutions to join our big family of SEAMEO School Network which was established since 2015.

Below is the current members of SEAMEO Schools’ Network as of 1 October 2020.

Countries Number of Schools/ Colleges Percentage  
Brunei Darussalam 27 1.51% Click
Cambodia 33 1.84% Click
Indonesia 735 41.02% Click
Lao PDR 4 0.22% Click
Malaysia 108 6.03% Click
Myanmar 35 1.95% Click
Philippines 679 37.89% Click
Singapore 2 0.11% Click
Thailand 108 6.03% Click
Vietnam 55 3.07% Click
Countries beyond Southeast Asia  6 0.33% Click
TOTAL 1792 100%  

 

The project aims to serve as a “Network of Sharing and Development” platform among public and private educational institutions at all levels consisting of kindergarten, primary, secondary, vocational and technical, polytechnics, universities, special needs education, and non-formal education in 11 Southeast Asian countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam).

It is expected that the Network could further build and strengthen the multilateral collaboration on education, science, and culture in the rapidly changing world.

Objectives

SEAMEO Schools’ Network 2020 aims to:

  • Leverage capacity of educational leaders, administrators, teachers, and students through capacity development programmes and other contributions from 26 SEAMEO Regional Centres, SEAMEO stakeholders, and SEAMEO partners.
  • Develop network and partnership among educational institutions around the globe to explore new possibilities for cooperation and innovation.
  • Provide the platform to share good practices of education, science, and culture with other participating educational institutions.

Programme Benefits

The membership fee for being a member of SEAMEO Schools’ Network is Free-of-Charge.      

The member institutions will gain unique and beneficial opportunities to participate in the following capacity development and innovative educational programmes, designed and conducted by the 26 SEAMEO Regional Centres and SEAMEO partners.

  • For Institutions
    • Strengthen the international profile and visibility in international contexts.
    • Build a network and partnership with other member educational institutions around the globe through SEAMEO online communication platforms.
    • Receive newsletters about ongoing SEAMEO programmes, training courses, and activities that cover various topics within the fields of education, science, and culture in the region.
    • Receive an invitation to participate in SEAMEO regional programmes for the institution level such as SEAMEO Webinars; Schools Nutrition Development Programmes; SEAMEO Schools’ Fit Programme; Digital Learning in Southeast Asia; SEAMEO-Japan ESD Awards; SEAMEO Mobility Programme and so on.      

  • For Educational staff
    • Enhance capacity development of educational leaders, school administrators, and teachers through various training courses/workshops/seminars in both online and face-to-face platforms offered by the 26 SEAMEO Regional Centres, SEAMEO stakeholders, and SEAMEO partners.
    • Access to learning materials produced by SEAMEO Regional Centres and SEAMEO partners.
    • Receive an invitation to participate in SEAMEO regional competitions and award schemes for personnel levels.

  • For students
    • Receive an invitation to participate in SEAMEO regional competitions and award schemes for the student level.
    • Receive an invitation to join online and mobile training courses designed to develop 21st century skills for students.

 

Participating Institutions

Membership is open to PUBLIC and PRIVATE educational institutions in 11 Southeast Asian countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) at ALL LEVELS consisting of:

  • Kindergartens
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Technical and Vocational Schools/Colleges/Institutions
  • Polytechnics
  • Universities
  • Special Needs Education Centres 
  • Non-formal Education Centres

  
The Institution must be accredited by the government of its respective country.

Application Guidelines

Before joining to the SEAMEO School Network, please ensure that your institution meets the following requirements:

  • Has dedicated personnel with English proficiency to participate in any activities conducted by SEAMEO Regional Centres, SEAMEO stakeholders, and partners
  • Has the basic capacity of ICT and Internet access at the institutions
  • Has strong interest and willingness indicators: the institutional leader has clearly expressed an interest to participate in this network
  • Has clear policy and operational plan on the partnership with other institutions in the intercultural community
  • Interested institutions can apply online at link.seameo.org/schoolnetworkreg  to become a member of SEAMEO Schools’ Network. SEAMEO Secretariat will review the application form and determine whether your institution meets the criteria required to join the network. The announcement of SEAMEO Schools’ Network Membership will be posted on our website at link.seameo.org/schoolnetwork.  
  • The application form may contain confidential information. In this regard, SEAMEO Secretariat guarantees that it shall not be used for commercial purposes and shall exercise care and adopt the highest ethical standards in disseminating this information, maintaining the individual’s right to privacy and upholding the individual reputation.

Rules and Conditions

  • The information submitted in the application form must be true and genuine. The SEAMEO Secretariat has the right to reject any application at any time if it is found that information submitted in the application is false.
  • Participating schools must allow the SEAMEO Secretariat to request additional information to support the submission if needed.
  • Information about the selected schools will be shared with SEAMEO Centres, SEAMEO stakeholders,
    donors/ contributors, and among schools within the Network.
  • The SEAMEO Secretariat has the right to store information about selected schools in its database and use
    this information for documentation purposes.
  • Contributors/donors are free to select the schools under the Network for providing their contributions by
    considering the school’s needs, policies, capacity, and location.

e-Certificate of Recognition

All participating institutions will receive an acknowledgment of receipt to be informed of the result of the review. The e-Certificate of Recognition will be sent only to member institutions through email as an evidence of being part of the SEAMEO Schools’ Network.

Focal Person

Ms Pitchayawadi Arreenich
Project Coordinator

SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand.
Email:  schoolnetwork@seameo.org
Website: link.seameo.org/schoolnetwork   
Tel: (+66) 2 391 0144
Fax: (+66) 2 381 2587