Gift from Tropical Rain Forest
University Students from 9 Asian Countries took part in ASEP2018 at Malaysia (2nd to 5th August 2018)
AEON Environmental Foundation held the 7th The Asian Students Environment Platform (ASEP) 2018 in Malaysia, from 2nd to 5th August.
Based on our basic principles of pursuing peace, respecting humanity, and contributing to local communities, AEON is involved in tree planting and is also addressing the problems of reusing, recycling and waste disposal. With this in mind, AEON Environmental Foundation was formed in 1990, its object to develop its own environmental conservation activities, and support the work of other groups with similar objectives. (https://www.aeon.info/ef/en/)
To train young people will become future leaders of environmental conservation of each country, AEON Environmental Foundation has been holding ASEP (The Asian Students Environment Platform) project since 2012. This project gathers university students and faculty from countries throughout Asia to learn about the differences of each nation’s natural environment and values and engage in traditional discussion concerning the global environment for the purpose of cultivating talented individuals in the field of the environment who will flourish on the global stage.
Nine prestigious universities from nine countries, such as Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar as a newcomer took part in the program this year, hosted by University of Malaya and Waseda University.
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Lunch Reception at University of Malaya
"Gift from Tropical Rain Forest” was the main theme of this year. Students did some fieldwork on Kuala Lumpur area and learned about the Malaysia’s biodiversity.
AEON is engaged in Tree Planting activities with the aim of restoring forests lost to natural disasters and logging, preventing global warming, recovering forests which help prevent disasters, and improving watershed protection functions. (https://aeonasean.com/csr-activities-1) During this ASEP programme, students experienced Tree Planting activity at Kuala Selangor.
Students during the ASEP programme (Tree-Planting, Lecture and Store Tour)