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ICA-AP’s Committee on Cooperatives in Educational Institutions (ICEI) initiated the first-ever regional cooperative short film competition in September 2020. The entries were invited from students, faculty, and staff from schools, colleges, and training institutes from countries in the Asia and Pacific region. ICEI received 10 entries from Malaysia (5), Japan (2), Sri Lanka (1), Palestine (1), and China (1).


The first prize of US$500 was awarded to Yudai Yazama and team from NFUCA, Japan for their film on “Survey with students affected by COVID-19.” The second prize of US$ 300 was awarded to Ellysaa Ezyanee Bt Norezani Nazim and team from Mara Junior Science College Batu Pahat School Cooperative, Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia for their film on “Cooperative charity during COVID-19.” The third prize of $150 was awarded to Nur Aleya Syaza Binti Mohd Nor Affandi and team from MRSM Cooperative, Transkrian PulauPinang Berhad, Malaysia for their film on “Social distancing and safety protocols”. The award money was sponsored by ANGKASA. Special recognition certificates will be awarded to the other five best entries and participation certificates to all participants.  A felicitation ceremony for the winners of the short film competition on cooperatives will be organized by ICEI and ANGKASA in the first week of April (dates TBC).