Winners Announced! Schools Can Make a Difference: ASPnet Good Practice Development Project in Achieving MDGs through ESD in the Asia-Pacific Region

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This UNESCO Associated Schools Project launched in 2009, is designed to promote Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific region by encouraging teachers to develop and share sound educational practices and methods so that they can contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The project is jointly organized by Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU), UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) and sponsored by UNDP and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea. KNCU has selected nine winners of the 2009 ESD/MDG Good Practices.

The nine are:

  1. Ms. Saara SUAIB, Al Azhar 1 Junior High School, Indonesia: "Students’ Peer Tutoring: Promoting Hygienic Life and Children Healthcare among School-kids"
  2. Mr. Hari PRASETYO, Al Izhar Senior High School, Indonesia, "Al Izhar Youth Community Service: An environmental project aiming to save the protected area In Mt. Halimun, West Java"
  3. Mrs. Ayesha Saqib, Academia-De-Averroes, Pakistan, Protecting biodiversity and clean environment for sustainable development.
  4. Ms. Iqbal Nasreen, Grammar School Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Peace and ESD Education Programme
  5. Ms. HAYE-SEON PARK, 5 Korean ASPnet High schools Partnership project, Republic of Korea, Youth MDGs
  6. Mrs. P.M. Kalubowila, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Sri Lanka, Cultural Diversity and develop harmony in the Sri Lankan society through school
  7. Mr. R.M.M. Rathnayake, Maliyadeva College, Sri Lanka, Equal Nutritious Breakfast
  8. Ms. Gulnara ZAYNITDINOVA, ASPNet school No.17, Uzbekistan, Water and Natural Resources Management
  9. Ms. Sufiya DEKHKANOVA, Specialized school No.1, Uzbekistan, Creating an Oasis in the Desert

KNCU has just  held the Asia-Pacific ASPnet Forum on ESD & MDGs on 24 – 27 October 2009 in Korea.The forum aims to serve as a venue to share and evaluate selected good practices and explore the feasibility of appropriate modification and application of individual cases in the context of different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it is hoped that participants including ASPnet national coordinators in the region, can develop inter-regional ASPnet partnership projects to promote ESD in the region.