SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award and SEAMEO Angklung Contest

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SEAMEO in 2015, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Secretariat, in partnership with the 21 SEAMEO Regional Centres, have jointly developed the SEAMEO 50×3 Schools’ Network – a network to promote sharing and development between schools across Southeast Asia. The Network will provide great opportunities and help schools to develop partnerships, exchange teachers and students, share practices, participate in SEAMEO programmes, obtain scholarships, and improve teachers and students’ capacity through various SEAMEO activities.

All primary, secondary and vocational schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries are invited to apply for the SEAMEO 50×3 Schools’ Network.  There is no registration fee. Only 50 primary schools, 50 secondary, and 50 vocational and technical schools will be selected for the 2015 programme. For more details, click here.

SEAMEO also would like schools to participate in the following contests.  A school can participate in more than one activity and there is no registration fee. The SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (Theme: Safeguarding Cultural Traditions): deadline is 4 September, 2015. The SEAMEO Song Angklung Contest – with two categories: 1) Traditional Angklung Performance and 2) Digital Angklung Performance by using a mobile phone. The deadline is 30 September. Finally, the SEAMEO Cultural Week – schools are invited to submit a video of students performing their cultural heritage such as a song, a dance, traditional cooking, storytelling and other.  The deadline to submit a video is 31 September. For more information, please contact the Network at