International School Hosts Essay Writing Competition for the Global Week to Act forUN SDGs

The Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite International School hosted an essay writing competition on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the High School Section of the Academic Resource Center in celebration of the Global Week to Act for UN SDGs. The competition aims to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive, equitable, and quality education that is accessible to all.

The competition was held in line with the Global Week to Act for UN SDGs, an event that aims to mobilize people around the world to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN SDGs are a set of 17 objectives that all United Nations Member States adopted in 2015 as a guide to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The fourth SDG, lifelong learning, is one of the key drivers of sustainable development. It allows people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to society and adapt to change.

Each of the colleges at LPU Cavite was asked to have one student representative showcase their writing skills and represent their respective colleges. Ms. Maria Theresa Borita led an invocation to kick off the competition. This was followed by a discussion of the mechanics and the introduction of the judges. The board of judges was composed of Ms. Mia Aiko O. Pilapil, Manager of the Internalization and External Affairs Office, Ms. Raizza P. Corpuz, Academic Coordinator, Academic Affairs Office, and Ms. Krishna Arabella G. King, Assistant Senior High School Coordinator of the International School.

Student representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and Education, College of Allied Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, Computer Studies and Architecture, and College of Fine Arts and Design were given 60 minutes to write a 500-1,000 word essay on the theme “Bridging the Gap: Lifelong Learning as a Catalyst for Achieving Sustainable Development.”

The competition was a huge success, with students from all over the university participating. The essays were all well-written and informative, and the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners.

In the end, the following students won the competition:

First Place: Mr. Emanuel Protacio, College of Business Administration

Second Place: Mr. Jan Miguel J. Benitez, College of Engineering, Computer Studies and Architecture

Third Place: Ms. Krissa Mae Gonzales, College of Allied Medical Sciences The winners will be awarded with certificates of recognition and prizes. The essay writing competition was a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of lifelong learning and its role in achieving sustainable development. The students who participated in the competition demonstrated their writing prowess and their commitment to making the world a better place. – Ms. Krishna Arabella King