Epson Philippines recently awarded the Top 5 students in its Gift of Brightness (GoB) Honor Roll Essay Writing Contest, an activity that aims to encourage students from the beneficiary schools of Epson’s Gift of Brightness Program to share stories on how the Epson products helped them make learning an exciting and productive experience.
The winners were each awarded an Epson Honor Roll Baon Package, while their respective schools received Epson inks and ribbons to be used in the previously donated Epson printers.
The Gift of Brightness Advocacy Program of Epson Philippines, which was launched in December 2013, aims to equip deserving schools and students who lack technology resources to support the faculty and to help students in their school requirements. Each of the beneficiary schools received Epson printers, projectors, document camera and other Epson products and supplies.
The GoB Honor Roll Essay Writing Contest was open to students of Batch 1 and Batch 2 beneficiary schools totaling 30 schools, and was concluded before the end of School Year 2016-2017.
The winning essays for the GoB Honor Roll Contest are:
1.) “Makabagong Teknolohiya” by Jesamel A. Gamit – Grade 6 San Jose Elementary School Pag-ibig sa Nayon Annex, Quezon City
2.) “Visualist” by Zean Clifford Gaut Dellera, Grade Vi-Camia San Joaquin Central School, San Joaquin Palo, Leyte
3.) “Uplifting the Youth to the 21st century” by Mariah Jen P. Lorenzo of Ninoy Aquino Elementary School
4.) “My Door for the 21st century” by Hailey Seloterio of Ninoy Aquino Elementary School
5.) “The Change Just Came” by Marinzki R. Victorio of Ninoy Aquino Elementary School
The schools of the winning students also received Epson inks and ribbons to be used in the Epson-donated printers.
In photo are Ninoy Aquino Elementary School Teacher Coordinator Evangeline Sason, Science Teacher Edelynn Sampedro Calizar and Principal Marissa Cristobal.
The Gift of Brightness Advocacy Program of Epson Philippines was launched in December 2013, and has now benefited a total of 30 schools nationwide. Epson Philippines is currently selecting another batch of beneficiary schools with the help of DepEd and other partners.
“For this GoB Honor Roll essay-writing contest, we asked the students to write about how the Epson technology package helped them in their studies. We were truly inspired by the stories we received from them, motivating us to help more schools under this program, “says Ms. Donna V. Ferro, Head of Marketing Communications and PR, Epson Philippines.
Epson Philippines has just finished awarding a new set of 15 schools last March 2017, bringing the current total of GoB beneficiaries to 45 schools, with another batch for selection within this year.
“We are focusing on selecting schools from areas that have yet to receive a similar donation, and we are working with partners from both the private and government sectors to help us complete this latest batch. We also plan to continue initiating projects like the Honor Roll Essay Writing, so we can inspire the students in their learning journey,” concludes Ms. Ferro.
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