Elysia Lim Pei Ying of Seri Mulia Sarjana School won the Grand Prix of the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2019/2020 at the Mangrove Paradise Resort in Kota Batu yesterday.
She also received BND2,000 from the organisers as part of the prize.
Organised by Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Association (AFUCA) and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan, the competition themed ‘Here is my life’ saw 24 countries participating.
Brunei participants were feted during the event organised by the Co-Curriculum Education Department of the Ministry of Education, attended by Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Education Mohammad Norilham bin Haji Jais.
According to the event’s chairperson, the competition is a biennial project to provide an opportunity for students across the world to understand the daily lives of Asian people through daily pictorial books called enikki.
Through the enikkis, children across Asia explained what they do, see or think in their daily lives such as nature and climate, favourite games, family and friends, school life, local festival and traditional art performance to promote deeper understanding of cross-cultures and building a better future.
The other recipients were: Niccole Anndrea Flores Jaena from St John’s School for the Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee Award; Saffa Nafisah Khairunisa binti Adrianshah from Sengkurong Primary School for the Asian-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations Award; and Siti Nurin Alya Batrisyuya binti Mohammad Fakhrul Zulfitri from Pengiran Pekerma Setia Diraja Sahibul Bandar Primary School for the National Federation of UNESCO Association in Japan award.
The Excellence Awards went to Chiew Yu from Chung Hwa Secondary School, Mohd Alif Haikal bin Mat Alimin from Saba Darat Primary School, Siti Nurun Alya Bazilah binti Mohammad Fakhrul Zulfitri from Pengiran Pekerma Setia Diraja Sahibul Bandar and K Deepika from St Margaret’s School.