Mekong Youth Net receives Honourable Commendation from UNESCO

Wonderful news for DEPDC/GMS! The results of the 2011 Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation are in! The theme of the 2011 call for nominations was “Education for Learning to Live Together” and we are very pleased and proud to announce that the Mekong Youth Net received an “Honourable Commendation” from the UNESCO

The Wenhui Award (文 晖) was established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID).  The Award recognizes those organizations and individuals committed to educational innovation and development. The “Honourable Commendation” provides  great  exposure and promotion for DEPDC/GMS and the Mekong Youth Net throughout Asia and worldwide.  The Mekong Youth Net is honored to receive this recognition for their dedication and hard work in youth leadership and media awareness projects. Congratulations to the MYN!

Many thanks and congratulations are also due to international volunteer Alexandra Wolf, who coordinated the award application, as well as to the recommendation writers whose opinions no doubt influenced the award committee greatly.  Congratulations as well to Ajarn Sompop and Khun Noom for launching and directing this (now award-winning!) innovation.   This level of recognition for the work of the Mekong Youth Net – young people who commit their lives to benefiting their communities – is well-deserved.

To view the profiles of Mekong Youth Net and all other winners posted on the Wenhui website, please visit here. To learn more about the Mekong Youth Net and their innovative educational and media projects, please visit the Child Voice Media projects.

Congratulations to all!

Click here to read more entries about DEPDC/GMS in the News! 

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