University-school partnerships leave no one behind

University-school partnerships leave no one behind

From a lifelong-learning perspective, education should flow seamlessly from cradle to grave. The transition from early childhood education all the way to post-secondary and through non-formal education should support learning at all stages.

The image of professors and students sitting in their ivory towers detached from the ‘real’ world is no longer valid in the 21st century, as universities are reaching out to schools and communities to improve the quality of education and make it more relevant.

The 2019 Wenhui Award, Promoting University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, recognized successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and global citizenship.

The Wenhui Award organizers and Jury Members would like to commend all applicants for their contributions to meet this goal. Seven applications were shortlisted for the Wenhui Award this year, with two winners and two honourable commendations.

Congratulations to all!


Shortlisted applications

  • Nauru Teacher Education Project
    School of Education, University of New England, Australia
  • FABO
    College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, China
  • Building School-University Partnership for Students Benefit
    Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Kazakhstan
  • Mentor-Mentee Outreach Program: Promoting University and School Partnerships in Revitalizing STEM Education in Rural Secondary Schools
    Nyet Moi Siew, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
  • University and School Partnership for ESD: Empowering Students and Teachers through Multi- faceted Informal Experiential Learning
    Regional Centre of Expertise on ESD Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Outreach Services Division of the Library, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and its Activities
    Ruvini Kodikara, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Service Learning as an Innovative Educational Initiative to Help Underprivileged Schools
    Carrier Guidance Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Winners

  • Building School-University Partnership for Students Benefit
    Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Kazakhstan
  • Service Learning as an Innovative Educational Initiative to Help Underprivileged Schools
    Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Honourable Commendations

  • FABO
    College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, China
  • Mentor-Mentee Outreach Program: Promoting University and School Partnerships in Revitalizing STEM Education in Rural Secondary Schools
    Nyet Moi Siew, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

 

To read more about the winners and honourable commendations, please click here.

The complete list of winners and honourable commendations from 2010-2019 is available here. 


For more information, contact the Wenhui Award Secretariat, apeid-award@unesco.org.