Camphill Community Trust is Praised for its School and Community-based ‘Integrated Learning for Living and Work Programme’
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has named the Camphill Community Trust in Botswana as one of the three winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Each of the three laureates will receive an award of US $50,000, in a ceremony that will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 15 November, within the framework of the General Conference of UNESCO.
The Camphill Community Trust is recognized for its school and community-based Integrated Learning for Living and Work Programme, which offers services for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have not progressed in mainstream education. Through an integrated experience of environment, society and economy, the programme allows learners with special needs to acquire vocational skills such as horticulture, catering and crafts, functional skills such as literacy, numeracy and IT as well as personal and social skills. During their training learners take part in a permaculture programme which includes tree and crop planting and harvesting skills.
The winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development were chosen by an independent international jury from a record number of 115 nominations, submitted by the governments of 63 UNESCO Member States and ten organizations in official partnership with UNESCO. The core selection criteria were the projects’ potential for transformation, their innovative quality and ability to embrace all three dimensions of sustainability: the economy, society and the environment.
Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board in the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD, to showcase and reward outstanding ESD projects and programmes. This is the fifth edition of the Prize.
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