14 August 2013

Invitation to Schools to Participate in

2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

Theme: Values Education


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 pleased to re-announce the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award, with the theme of “Values Education”.


Considering the importance of values education, within the school system, to promote Education for Sustainable Development, the theme of the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award is: “Values Education“. This concept aims to raise awareness and promote positive human values among both teachers and students.  The purposes of the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award with the theme of “Values Education” are:

1.                  To raise awareness about the importance of values education among schools and communities in Southeast Asia;

2.                  To promote and share best practices and initiatives of values-based education approaches within schools and communities in Southeast Asia;  and

3.                  To enable schools to develop and improve current practices in values education.


Under the theme of “Values Education”, the award’s scheme will select schools with the best practices that promote students’ understanding and knowledge of values that develop a positive transformation of attitudes and student behaviour through an effective school policy, management plan, activities, curricular, and teaching strategies.


We would like to invite all public and private schools in the 11 SEAMEO Member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to submit information about their programmes relating to the theme “Values Education”.  Details of the award and guidelines for submission of entries are available in the SEAMEO website:  or the following link:


The last day for submission of entries is on Monday 16 September 2013.


In this regard, we would like to kindly request your kind support to share the information of this 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award as attached to the potential public and private schools under your network.


For more information, please contact the email address: or by telephone number: +66 (0) 2391 0144.


Your kind support and cooperation is greatly appreciated.



Yours sincerely,

Piyapa Su-angavatin

External Relations Officer

SEAMEO Secretariat


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