Bonuan Bukig National High School in Dagupan City, Philippines has restored lost mangroves and reversed the environmental destruction that affected its students. The school was named the winner of the 1st World’s Best School for Environmental Protection Award. The five World’s Best School Prizes, launched this year by T4 Education in partnership with Accenture and American Express, are the world’s most prestigious educational prizes, and the winning school will receive a prize of $250,000.
Five of the world’s best school awards – community engagement, environmental commitment, innovation, overcoming adversity and supporting healthy living – play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of learners, In particular, we honor schools around the world that have made significant contributions to the progress of society. COVID awakening.
Bonuan Bukig National High School was named the winner of the World’s Best Conservation School award among the top three finalists, including Green School Bali in Indonesia and International Schools in Zug and Lucerne in Switzerland.
The award was established by T4 Education in partnership with Accenture, American Express, Yayasan Hassanah, Templeton World Charitable Foundation and Leman Foundation to highlight the best practices of schools that are transforming the lives of students and making a real difference in their communities. sharing. .
Peter Lacy, member of Accenture’s Global Executive Committee, said:
“Congratulations Bonuan Bukig National High School Received the World’s Best School Environmental Activity Award for the first time ever. Teachers around the world are inspired by the example of this outstanding Filipino school, whose inspiring work lights the way to a better future. ”
“Accenture, in partnership with T4 Education, has won the World’s Best School Environment Action Award. The award recognizes new technologies and innovative practices that address global sustainability issues that affect us all.” Through this award, we recognize the tools and techniques that schools have nurtured and share them with a wide audience to reach out to others. We aim to enable people to replicate their work and scale their impact with speed and scale.”
Madge Thomas, Corporate Sustainability Officer, American Express, said:
“I want to celebrate Bonuan Bukig National High School for this great achievement. We are delighted to recognize students and educators who are taking action in their schools to protect the environment and their future. At American Express, we are committed to advancing climate solutions and are proud to support programs and partnerships like these to build more climate-resilient and equitable communities. ”
Vikas Pota, founder of T4 Education and winner of the World’s Best School Award, said:
“Now is the time for world leaders to stand up and listen to their schools. Bonuan Bukig National High School in the Philippines.
“Unless governments take urgent action to address the education crisis, far too many children will continue to be left behind by the impact of COVID. better than anyone, so as a first step they must look to the knowledge and experience contained in our school.
“We established the World’s Best School Award Surface the expertise of pioneering schools around the world so leaders can learn their incredible story.
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