Essay writing tilt grants tablet to winners 

Two students out-wrote their competitors and won a tablet each during an essay writing contest organized by World Vision last August.

The contest is part of the Trash to Treasure project which is funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation and implemented by World Vision and the Department of Education. The project is a 1 year grant project which started January this year. The goal of the project is to raise awareness to students about solid waste management and recycling. It also aims to collect 20,000 kilos of plastic from the students with its trash in exchange for school supplies mechanism. 20 public schools from Metro Cebu are participating in the project.

The writing contest is one of the many activities of the project to encourage participation among the students. 11 students from both primary and secondary levels joined the contest. With the question about observing proper waste management and recycling during this pandemic, winners, Xy-za and Jillian, came on top after they wrote meaningful pieces.

“During this pandemic, we can practice recycling by making home decorations and even earn from it. We can also make gifts out of recycled materials and offer it to our frontliners as a token of our gratitude,” wrote Xy-za, the winner from the primary level.

“I can explain the benefits of recycling plastic bottles and containers to my family and friends. I will make them realize that their micro effort can create a macro impact to them, to the environment and to everyone today and in the near future,” shared Jillian.

“We chose tablet as the prize of this contest because it can help the students in their online classes,” shares Lyjim Aguipo, World Vision Program Coordinator of the Trash to Treasure Project.