UNESCO Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation, 2019
Service Learning Programme offered by the Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Science has won the prestigious UNESCO Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation, 2019.
Wenhui award, established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, aims to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today.
Recognizing the importance of quality education as the main infrastructure to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the Faculty of Science has initiated a project to help remote and underprivileged schools to improve and uplift academic activities under one of its academic programmes – Service Learning.
The component of Service learning programme that aimed to strengthen school education focuses mainly on information technology (IT), Science and mathematics. In addition, it also offers vocational training and other life skills for students to enhance their employability. Since 2012, the Service Learning programme has helped more than 16,000 school children island wide.
This award comes with a cash prize of USD 20,000.