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Global Webinar “COVID-19: Reflections by the ASP community” - Tuesday, 12 May 2020: 2 (CEST)
Voices of the ASPnet community – students, teachers and parents
Ms Nanda Vania Qurratu Aini, Student, 17 years old, SMA Negeri 3, Depok, Indonesia
Nanda Vania Qurratu Aini was born in Pekalongan, Central Java, INDONESIA on 5 May 2003. She spent her childhood both in Pekalongan (Central Java) and Depok (West Java). She finished her Primary School in Depok in 2014. She then studied in Budi Cendikia Islamic Junior High School until Grade 7. In September 2016, she moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to join her mother who was assigned as an Indonesian Seconded Expert to UNESCO IICBA, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia. Her mother is a government officer to Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Indonesia. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nanda studied in INTELLECTUAL School until Grade 10. As her mother finished the duty as the Indonesian Seconded Expert to UNESCO IICBA in August 2019, Nanda returned to Depok, Indonesia. Now, she is studying at Grade 11 in SMA Negeri 3 Depok
Ms Nevenka Fadin, Student, 14 years old, Escuela Secundaria N° 4-032 "Nuestra Señora de las Nieves", Uspallta, Argentina
Hello! My name is Nevenka Fadin and I am 14 years old. My birthday is June 3rd and it is more than likely that I'll be celebrating it in quarantine. I live in town (of approximately 12,000 inhabitants) called Uspallata and is surrounded by mountains. I live with my mum and my two sisters. I am the older sister. My best friend is called Victoria and she is my neighbor. I miss her a lot because I see her very little. In my spare time I like to watch series and play songs on the guitar or ukulele. My guitar lessons are another thing I also miss. Every so often I video call my friends and schoolmates. I'd say it doesn't take long for me to miss them a lot. I'm in 9th grade and attend the Number 4-032 "Nuestra Señora de las Nieves" ("Our Lady of the Snow") Secondary School. When I started secondary school, I decided to join my school's ASPnet team because I was very interested in learning about my town's heritage and how to preserve it. So I contacted the team coordinator, Analía. She seamlessly integrated me into the group, started guiding me and teaching me about my people's valuable heritage and the importance of its preservation and care. I have been part of this incredible team for a long time now and have learned about responsibility and comradeship. It makes me happy to see more kids my age committed to protecting and informing others about something that belongs to everyone. Despite the hard times in which we are all growing through, the team is doing everything possible for us to be able, through digital means, to continue to be united in teaching more young people who have desire to learn.
Ms Ganchimeg Jamba, English Teacher, School №31, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Currently, I am a teacher at UNESCO associated school №31 in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia. I have been working in Educational sector since graduated National University of Mongolia, majored as an English language studies in 2008. I participated in the 2013 Teacher-Exchange Program in South Korea, which was organized by Mongolian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports and Asia –Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO. After that program, I was responsible for working with two host Korean teachers in 31st school. I got master degree in Public Administration from National Academy of Governance in 2016. During working years, I have been making my efforts to contribute in developing English curriculum and preparing students to be global citizens for education, skills, and attitudes. One of my students, Temuulen Ariunbaatar took part in Regional Seminar on Innovative School Leadership in Bangkok, Thailand. I supported our students to make video under the theme "The right to protection against all forms of violence (institutional, school bullying ...)" for the celebration of 30 years of the adoption of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in last October and our video was selected for playing in the celebration meeting. I took part with my social worker in "Heritage in box" training in last November, which was organized by Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO. In this workshop our school teachers including me taught about Heritage Education to some students of our school.
Ms Richard Makhakha Iyaya, Teacher Educator & Parent of five, Kenya
My name is Richard Makhakha Iyaya from Nairobi, Kenya. I hold a Masters Degree in Education and I am currently working as a lecturer in a UNESCO ASPnet TTI in Kenya: Aberdare Teachers Training College as Head of Languages Department. I am also a lecturer of Kiswahili Teaching Methods at university level. I am a trained and experienced UNESCO ASPnet/ GCED Educator. My TTI was the best ASPnet / GCED in Kenya in 2018. I participated in the ASPnet/GCED Brainstorming meeting held in UNESCO HQ in Paris in 2019. I am also a parent of 5 children. Three are University graduates, one pursuing Bsc. Information Technology. Last one is a finalist in High School. I am therefore doing remote teaching too as a parent. I have also worked as National Director with Kenya Scouts Association before and dealt with Youth Empowerment for long. I look forward to sharing with you all during the Webinar meeting
Ms Ghinwa Maassarani, Chemistry Teacher & Parent of two children, Tripoli, Lebanon
Holder of a master's degree in biochemistry from the faculty of sciences of the Lebanese University and a diploma in molecular and supramolecular chemistry university of Paul Sabatier Toulouse France, Ms Maassarani has worked as technical assistant in the laboratory of chemistry and biochemistry at the faculty of sciences at the Lebanese University Lebanese (2004-2017 ).Passionate about pedagogy, she joined the chemistry department of the Rawdat El Fayhaa Tripoli-Lebanon School as a chemistry teacher in 2005 and became a chemistry coordinator for the third cycle since 2017. She followed a variety of training in the field of education including school coaching, developing life skills during school education, pedagogical coordinator, animator-accompanist. In her opinion, education should never stop, children are the future and it is a duty to continue their school learning as parents or teachers. Ghinwa Maassarani brings her values of courage and optimism to support students, teachers and parents around the world during this difficult time.
Ms Aisha Bunu, Student, 14 years old, Raberto Schools, Abuja, Nigeria
Hey guys! My name is Aisha Bunu, I am 14 years old and I’m in the 10th Grade. I’m from Nigeria and I live in Abuja; the capital of the country. I really love baking and the colour light pink. I aspire to be a Computer Programmer / coder in the future to create apps that will help make a difference in the world and to code other fun things :) I’m really really excited to be a part of this webinar and hope to see you all there! Bye!
Ms Anne-Fleur Lurvink, English Teacher, Lyceum Kralingen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
My name is Anne-Fleur Lurvink and I work as an English teacher at a secondary school in Rotterdam with high levels of cultural and social-economic diversity amongst students, many with migrant backgrounds. I also work as a consultant and researcher in the field of international development, focussing on youth empowerment in low resource countries.
Ms Si Gao, Chinese Literature Teacher, the Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
A senior 3 teacher from the Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University (SDSZ), teaching Chinese literature and meanwhile in charge of a class. Three years ago, I graduated from Peking University with a master degree and joined SDSZ. I believe that the spirit of education is to warm and affect students’ lives with my own life.
Mr Jean-Marc Septsault
, Technology teacher for the past 30 years at Michel Chasles college in EPERNON,
I am the father of two daughters. I published, in 2000, a work on the duty of memory and the Resistance for the schools of my department. In 2003, a training allowed me to better understand the global challenges that our societies have to face. Education for Sustainable Development then became a passion. I joined an academic group of trainers at the Center Val de Loire Region (Orleans-Tours academy). The objective has not changed since: supporting students and teachers in the implementation of innovative pedagogies, taking into account the objectives of sustainable development. In 2009, the French network of UNESCO Associated Schools asked me to become their referent for Education for Sustainable Development. I have had the pleasure since then of participating in various programs and seminars organized by UNESCO and the network of associated schools. Every day, like my colleagues, I try to transmit to the students the values carried by UNESCO and bring this global citizenship to life.
Ms Aseel Jasim, Parent, Baghdad, Iraq
My name is Dr.Aseel Jasim ,I was born on Dec.31,1978 in Baghdad ,Iraq.I was graduated from College of Dentistry, Baghdad University in&2001,and Worked as G.P. in several secondary health care centers in Baghdad,(2002-2012 )in Iraqi Ministry of Health .In 2014 I finished Master degree study in Oral Medicine, then from 2014 to 2016 worked as oral medicine specialist in Alma᾽amoon Training Dental care Centre . In 2016 till now studying Ph.D in Oral Medicine , College of Dentistry, Baghdad University. Now I am an IAOR Council Member for the years 2016-2020 .My puplications:- antiviral –activity of carrageenan gel on herpes simplex type1,a human study :an open –label clinical trial,Iraqi Dental Journal vol 36,no 2(2014) .Recently I have a patent from the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control( Cosqc.IQ) , for making oral gel in treatment of herpes simplex labialis by using kappa carrageenan.
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