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Awards in Commonwealth Education Good Practice for 16CCEM

January 2006 - The first round of Education Good Practice Awards was concluded at the 16th Conference of Commomwealth Education Ministers (16CCEM) Closing ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa on 14 December 2006. 

Nine finalists from seven Commonwealth countries were selected for the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards.

It was supported by the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) who co-ordinate a highly acclaimed Innovation Awards programme for the Commonwealth public sector.


First Place: Generation of Leaders Discovered (GoLD) Peer Education,Susannah Farr, Executive Director and Frans Jordaan, Peer Educator (South Africa)

The GoLD Peer Education model is a three-year peer education programme in which adolescent peer educators demonstrate leadership potential.  This Good Practice provides a structured framework and sustained opportunity to address HIV/AIDS at the level and needs of the adolescent.

Second Place: Loucas Filipou, Headmaster, Educational Innovations in the Education Priority Zone, Ministry of Education and Culture (Cyprus),

The Agio-Lemesos Primary School is situated in a deprived and underdeveloped area, with a population which consists of Greek Cypriot refugees, Turkish Cypriots, Roma and economic immigrants with limited education exposure.  The school’s Education Good Practice is aimed at promoting  equal opportunities and quality in education  whilst respecting the ethnic and cultural backgrounds of students, fostering inclusion and fighting racism.

Third Place: CARE India, Kokila Gulati, Technical Specialist (Pedagogy) (India),

UDAAN is a residential primary education initiative comprising  accelerated learning  for drop-out and girls who were never enrolled.  It is being implemented in a remote region of Uttar Pradesh. The Good Practice is  a social learning package which emphasises gender equity and diversity and is now being introduced in the formal school system.

+ Background and Criteria for the contest


For further information contact:
The Co-ordinator,
Education Section,
Commonwealth Secretariat



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