Elementary school conquers the SEAMO Awards

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm 

MANILA Oct. 18 — The Iliran Elementary School of Negros Occidental won the second place in the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization (SEAMO) Award.

This is under the Japan Education for Sustainable Development that recognizes schools for educational activities to reduce risk and loss from natural disasters.

There were 439-students and 15 teachers from kindergarten to Grade 6 who participated in this program which is entitles IDEP (Iliranan Disaster Education Programme) and SCAPED (School and Community Always Prepared and Equipped for Disaster).

Seventy entries from South East Asia that includes 17 more contenders from the Philippines joined the competition with the theme “Education for Disaster Risk Reduction."

We have always emphasized that conducting an emergency response drill is not just a matter of compliance but an activity to be taken seriously to save lives and limbs,” said Education Sec. Armin Luistro.

SEAMEO Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. have sent words of congratulations to all awardees and winners.

The first place winner is the State High School No.1 of Kungyangon, Myanmar and the third place went to the Jejeran State Islamic Elementary School of Indonesia.

A Special Prize from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for the best Disaster Risk Reduction is given in small schools of less than 150 students and was given to Wat Soumpouathong School, Thailand. (PNA)

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