By: Patricia Ann Talley, Editor and Representative in Mexico for Peace Pals International™
Every year, the Goi Peace Foundation in Tokyo, Japan conducts an international essay contest for youth. The goal of this contest is to promote a culture of peace and sustainable development. It is intended to inspire our young people to think and express themselves. This leads to action, growth, and development. The contest also aims to inspire society to learn from our young minds.
The youth essay contest ended in June and judging is now underway. For 2017, the theme of the contest was “Learning from Nature.” Young people were asked to describe their ideas, observations, and experiences regarding nature and conservation.
Youth can submit essays in several different languages, so, I invited the Language Center at UTCGG (Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero), our technical university in Petatlán, to participate.
I expected that the essay project would be part of the university students’ foreign language studies. Instead, much to my surprise, engineering students from the Metal Mechanical Department wrote essays about nature, displayed them on large posters, and had an exhibition for the teachers in the region.
Engineering students from the Metal Mechanical School at the Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero (UTCGG) wrote essays for the Goi Youth Essay Contest and displayed them on posters at the university’s regional teachers’ conference.
Everyone, especially me, was so impressed with these students and their work! We all learned from them, and we want to recognize these students and their instructors for their efforts.
Professor Marbella Valle Obregón was responsible for coordinating the essay project and advising the students, and Professor Rafael Alberto Medina Salgado designed the exhibition posters. Gracias!
Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero (UTCGG)
2017 Goi International Essay Contest for Youth
Theme: “Learning from Nature”
Metal Mechanical Department Student Essays
Each student will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Goi Foundation in Japan. And, who knows? We might have a winner. The grand prize is a trip to Tokyo!
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