The Group 5 of eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN (EYAA): Cohort Two, in collaboration with Nexus3 Foundation, seeks to improve the quality of education in the village of Sekotong, one of Indonesia's emerging touristic destinations, by integrating sustainability and wellbeing into the curriculum.
Before we delve deeper into your project, please introduce your team!
The SMART project was initiated by Nexus3 Foundation in collaboration with EYAA's youth volunteers from across 6 ASEAN Member States: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand to foster the education quality, healthy lifestyle, and sustainable livelihoods for students in Sekotong, East Lombok, Indonesia.
We are committed to realise our vision by partnering with the junior high school SMPN 2 Sekotong. With support from ASEAN Foundation and Maybank Foundation, we implemented the Student Memorable Academic Enrichment Programme - or SMART in short.
Sounds exciting! Can you tell us about the goal of this project?
SMART started from 29 October to 10 December 2021, and consisted of a series of activities:
- English lessons in which Ecological Child Right (ECR) and environmental themes are incorporated;
- An educational video contest related to ECR and environmental issues;
- A Teacher training on the use of educational technology in the English language classroom
- A book donation for the school library.
The programme successfully accommodated 30 students in total (with 50% female representation), primarily focusing on students with low-ranked academic status, alongside 6 English teachers.
Impressive! What's your key takeaway from this programme?
At the end of this programme, we would like to thank the school’s principal and the staff for all their efforts and support for this capacity-building project.
It was also a privilege to work collaboratively with aspiring youth volunteers across ASEAN. Our experience was filled with loads of precious memories, joy, and laughter.
Edited by: Nguyen Thu Ha, Communications Intern