/ 3 January 2023

STUDENTS of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines along with Kaohsiung Municipal Fu-Cheng Senior High School-Taiwan bagged the Gold Prize award in the recently concluded Asian Student Exchange Program 2022.

The winning team was composed of senior high school students Gianna Abian, Prince Joey Araño, and Wanda Annieshka Basarte.

They were guided by Professor Melanie Jimenez from the College of Education.

ASEP is an annual cooperation of schools from Asian and New Southbound countries for both teachers and students to have an opportunity to enhance their international cultural knowledge and learn to respect foreign cultures.

The collaborative activity is part of the agreement between PUP and KMFSHS.

The agreement was made “in the spirit of educational cooperation and making a significant contribution to people’s international and intercultural education.”

PUP-SHS and KMFSHS elaborated and presented their ideas, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal on Sustainable consumption and production patterns and Life below water, it added.

Organized by the Education Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, and Chung-Shan Industrial and Commercial High School, the theme for ASEP 2022 focused on the Balance and Conflict between a Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability.

Students from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines joined the event.