ACTAsia is awarded ‘Good Practice’ by the UN for the Transforming Education Summit
‘Our work is transforming education and this is being recognised by the education community.’Pei Su
ACTAsia’s Caring for Life for Children has been awarded ‘Good Practice’ for the UN Transforming Education Summit (TES) by the UN Transforming Education Hub. In awarding ACTAsia Good Practice, the UN recognises that: ‘ACTAsia’s Caring for Life children’s education and professional education is SDG specific, scalable and replicable and ready to be used in primary education to support development of emotional intelligence and responsibility.’ ACTAsia was awarded ‘Good Practice’ by the UN for its Caring for Life (CFL) education programme for children in 2021, so this additional award of ‘Good Practice’ is a great testament to ACTAsia’s groundbreaking educational work.
What is the TES?
The Transforming Education Summit, convened by the UN Secretary-General, aims to take stock of efforts to recover pandemic-related learning losses, reimagine education systems for the world of today and tomorrow, and revitalize national and global efforts to achieve SDG 4 (quality education) between now and 2030.
As the UN states: ‘The Transforming Education Summit was convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provided a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.’
Why did ACTAsia win a ‘Good Practice’ award for their Caring for Life programme?
The identification of education best practices is based on objectivity using the following set of criteria: ethical soundness – human rights, equity and gender equality; citizen commitment and leadership; partnerships and collaboration; youth and community involvement; relevance; efficiency; effectiveness; sustainability and replicability/scalability.
ACTAsia’s Caring for Life education for children met these criteria in order to be granted ‘Good Practice’ by the UN. On awarding ACTAsia the committee recognised that: ‘ACTAsia’s Caring for Life children’s education and professional education is SDG specific, scalable and replicable and ready to be used in primary education to support development of emotional intelligence and responsibility.’
What does this award mean for ACTAsia?
Being awarded Good Practice by the UN at the TES event in 2022 is a major highlight for ACTAsia’s work. It demonstrates that our Caring for Life six-year curriculum is transforming education and that this is being recognised by the education community. The TES reaches teachers worldwide – in particular in developing countries – who are seeking to transform their curriculum. By awarding ACTAsia ‘Good Practice’, our work can now be used as an example of a UN recognised programme for education professionals worldwide. ACTAsia’s work in educating the next generation is helping to ensure that children develop into compassionate and emotionally intelligent consumers who build sustainable development into their decisions and future choices.
ACTAsia also wants to recognise and thank our local partnerships who have helped in achieving our goals, in particular Seewoo.
CEO and co-founder Pei and the ACTAsia team are thrilled to receive this recognition
As Pei comments: ‘We are transforming education and this is being recognised by the education community. Our Caring for Life education programmes were established ten years ago with the vision of changing the world for a better place, so to win this award on our ten-year anniversary is a wonderful achievement. Gaining Good Practice gives our programmes great credibility as our efforts are recognised by like-minded educators.’