Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) organized an international webinar with the theme “Early Childhood Care Education and Sustainability Development Goals”. The webinar which took place online and offline at the SEAMEO CECCEP Office, Jalan Jayagiri No. 63, Bandung on Monday (25/07/2022) was held to commemorate the 5th anniversary of SEAMEO CECCEP.
For the last five years, SEAMEO CECCEP has been working to realize its function as a center for research and development, capacity building, advocacy , and cooperation in the field of Early Childhood Education (PAUD) and Parenting. In its efforts, this association of education ministers in Southeast Asia in the field of PAUD and parenting collaborates with various parties to realize these functions, one of which is the University of Education. Indonesia (UPI).journey
“We are grateful to those who have helped Seameo CECCEP in its fifth year ofthis un. In particular, perhaps I would like to thank the Indonesian University of Education, which has been an initial partner since the establishment of Seameo CECCEP. Hopefully, the collaboration between Seameo CECCEP and UPI will be even stronger in the future,” he said.
SEAMEO CECCEP is also working to provide equal access to quality PAUD services for men and women in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. This is one of the mandates of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the field of education which is expected to be achieved by 2030. The professor in the field of PAUD and Gender also hopes that all stakeholders can establish good coordination to help solve the problem of access and PAUD services. .
“Hopefully Indonesian children will have equal access to quality PAUD services so that there are no more service gaps and hopefully there will be good coordination from all stakeholders who may have the same interests and concerns on issues of early childhood education and parenting this.” In addition, he hopes that SEAMEO CECCEP can help provide an understanding to the public about the importance of early childhood education.
“Hopefully on anniversary, SEAMEO CECCEP can help provide inputs, studies that may be able to ensure universal access to quality PAUD so that public awareness of the importance of early childhood education will increase,” he concluded. (Finan Azka, UPI HUMAS Contributor)