EDC’s Regina Victoria Pascual, Atty. Allan Barcena, Ed Jimenez and Engr. Gil Lim, public schools district supervisor Edgar Orellana and Brgy. Rizal chairman Roland Antonio award the winners of ‘Beat the Challenge of Climate Change’ Basud Elementary School and Nagotgot High School bagged first place in the videomaking competition against climate change organized by Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Palayan Binary Power Plant (PBPP) Project team held at Rizal Integrated National School on Dec. 7.
Fourteen elementary and eight secondary schools from Manito, Albay and Sorsogon submitted their video entries for the company’s “Beat the Challenge of Climate Change.”
Nagotgot Elementary School bagged third place while Patricia Jesalva Delgado Memorial Elementary School was recognized as the second placer at the elementary level. For the high school segment, Sto. Niño Integrated National School got the third rank and Osiao Paglingap National High School received the second-highest score among the participating secondary schools.
Initiated by EDC’s PBPP Project team in Bacman, the competition aimed to raise the consciousness of the students and the teachers on the issue of the global climate crisis and their roles to help mitigate its effects.
PBPP project manager Anthony Witkowski emphasized that beating climate change is a long journey and increasing awareness of the people is just the beginning.
“You may think that school efforts are small, but these can create a big and significant impact on the community and the world when you continue doing it and influence more to implement programs and activities on a larger scale,” he said.
The grand winner at the elementary level received four brand-new smart TVs and external hard drives. For the high school category, the first-place winner got a complete set of audiovisual equipment.
All the participating schools however each received a 32-inch smart TV and one 1-TB external hard drive for elementary, while consolation prizes in the high school category included one projector and projector screen.
Regina Victoria Pascual, EDC vice president and head of corporate support functions, encouraged the teachers to be more consistent with their regenerative efforts to have a more significant impact.
“Let’s continue to involve our students in the discussions about what’s happening in our environment and allow them to be more conscious of their actions…. Make your projects bigger so you can influence more people—more students, more teachers, more families and more communities. At the end of the day, what we’re doing is also for us and for our future generations,” Pascual said.