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  • Submitted by: EON Foundation
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: Education and Training, Capacity Building
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  • Date of completion: 2005-08-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
The Mekong: A Living Classroom

Partner(s)

Other:
EON Foundation (Thailand)
Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen University (Thailand)
Ongoing community-based education projects linking schools, businesses and community organisations in their environment throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). (Thailand)

Description/achievement of initiative

Project Goal: Globally communicative high school students able to take individual and cooperative actions for an economically prosperous and environmentally sound future for all societies in and around the Mekong River.

Project Objectives:
1) train teachers at local, and regional levels
2) develop ongoing student English for Sustainability projects in Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, China and Vietnam
3) link projects through student generated website
4) empower students to develop their local communities through responsible individual and
cooperative actions
5) document projects for schools in other areas to adapt to local needs

Project Educational Themes:
1) poverty reduction through employable skills (English Language / computer literacy)
2) environmental protection through adoption of sustainable business practices
3) capacity building through delivery of English for Sustainability curriculum, pedagogy
and innovative technological transfer

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