First Gen-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the country’s leading renewable energy producer, has kicked off a video-making contest dubbed Beat the Challenge of Climate Change in 19 elementary and secondary host schools within Manito and Sorsogon. Organized by the company’s Palayan Binary Power Plant (PBPP) Project Team in BacMan (Bacon-Manito), the competition aims to further increase the awareness and consciousness of the students and the teachers on the issue of the climate crisis and their roles and contributions to help mitigate its effects. At the same time, it intends to provide additional learning equipment to schools.
BacMan Corporate Relations Head Ed Jimenez recognized the need of local schools for tools and equipment to help the teachers execute a more interactive teaching style using modern technologies, especially as face-to-face classes resume.
“As the schools continue to embrace the new normal in education and with the re-opening of face-to-face classes, it is high time that every classroom provides learners with modern tools in delivering learning,” Jimenez said.
The registration has started. The EDC BacMan and the PBPP groups are committed to encouraging all host schools to join the contest.
“Our team has personally visited and invited the schools to join the competition. By developing and submitting a three-minute video on climate change and environmental sustainability, participating schools will receive a brand new Smart TV and an external hard drive for the elementary category; and a projector with a projector screen for the secondary division,” explained PBPP Project Manager Anthony Witkowski.
Fourteen elementary schools are expected to participate in the contest such as Inang Maharang, Nagotgot, Rizal Integrated, Bucalbucalan, Patricia Jesalva Delgado Memorial, Capuy Integrated, Ticol, Basud, Gajo, Tiris, Osiao Paglingap, Tublijon, Sto. Nino Integrated, and Gayong Elementary School. Moreover, eight schools will be joining for the high school category, namely Cawayan High School, Nagotgot High School, Sto. Nino Integrated, Rizal Integrated, Osiao Paglingap, Manito, Milagrosa, and Capuy Integrated National School.
The deadline for submission of video entries is on November 21, while the awarding ceremony will be on December 7.
Winning entries at the elementary level will receive up to four units of brand new Smart TV and external hard drives that can be useful to the teachers’ and students’ teaching and learning process. For the high school category, the first placer will get a complete set of audio-visual equipment, which consists of a Laptop, an amplifier, two wireless microphones, a projector, one projector screen, and two speaker units.
EDC BacMan and Palayan Binary Power Plant (PBPP) Project teams personally visited and invited the schools in the Beat the Challenge of Climate Change video-making contest. Nineteen elementary and high schools in Manito and Sorsogon are expected to create a three-minute video about chosen topics related to the climate crisis.
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is First Gen Corporation’s 100% RE subsidiary with over 1,480MW total installed capacity that accounts for 20%of the country’s total installed RE capacity. Its 1,188MW geothermal portfolio comprises 62%of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity and the Philippines is the 3rd largest geothermal producer in the world.
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