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UNESCO Associated School

The German European School Manila (GESM) is part of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNet), which was established in 1953. The main goal of ASPNet is to promote UNESCO's ideals of peace, intercultural understanding, sustainable development, and global citizenship through education. UNESCO Associated Schools collaborate with the organization to integrate these principles into their educational practices and curricula. ​


As a UNESCO Associated School, GESM promotes UNESCO's values through the following: ​


  • Curriculum Integration: GESM integrates UNESCO's themes and values into our curricula. This may include incorporating topics related to human rights, cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, and global citizenship across various subjects.

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Promoting sustainability is a key aspect of UNESCO's values, as well as GESM's. We incorporate education for sustainable development into our lessons and our projects, teaching students about environmental issues, responsible consumption, and sustainable practices.

  • Multilingual Education: UNESCO promotes linguistic diversity and multilingual education. GESM contributes to this by offering intensive language acquisition programs for German, English, French and Spanish, fostering an appreciation for different languages and cultures.

  • Global Citizenship Education: GESM actively engages students in activities that promote global citizenship. This includes projects, events, and discussions that encourage understanding, empathy, and a sense of responsibility towards global issues.

  • Promoting Peace Education: UNESCO places a strong emphasis on peace education. GESM incorporates conflict resolution, tolerance, and the importance of dialogue in resolving global issues in our lessons and programs.

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