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PR: Epson’s ‘Gift of Brightness’ essay writing contest winners announced

Here at Semi-Current we are writers first, and tech zealots second. We may care most about delivering the freshest and hottest technology news on this side of the planet, but we are slaves to the unwritten regardless.

So it warms our heart to learn that printer company Epson has partnered with a number of local schools to offer the most talented students prizes for turning in their best essays that use technology as a theme.

We kind of wish we could read these essays now, especially with titles like “The Change Just Came” and “My Door for the 21st Century.” In any case, we would like to congratulate those who won for their submissions. And we commend Epson for spearheading this worthy endeavour.

You can learn more about it through the press release posted after the break.

Epson Gift of Brightness names Top 5 Honor Roll Essay Writing Winners

August 16, 2017– – Manila, Philippines– – Epson Philippines recently awarded the Top 5 students in its Gift of Brightness (GoB) Honor Roll Essay Writing Contest, an activity that aims to encourage students from the beneficiary schools of Epson’s Gift of Brightness Program to share stories on how the Epson products helped them make learning an exciting and productive experience.

The winners were each awarded an Epson Honor Roll Baon Package, while their respective schools received Epson inks and ribbons to be used in the previously donated Epson printers.

The Gift of Brightness Advocacy Program of Epson Philippines, which was launched in December 2013, aims to equip deserving schools and students who lack technology resources to support the faculty and to help students in their school requirements. Each of the beneficiary schools received Epson printers, projectors, document camera and other Epson products and supplies.

The GoB Honor Roll Essay Writing Contest was open to students of Batch 1 and Batch 2 beneficiary schools totaling 30 schools, and was concluded before the end of School Year 2016-2017.

The Gift of Brightness Advocacy Program of Epson Philippines was launched in December 2013, and has now benefited a total of 30 schools nationwide. Epson Philippines is currently selecting another batch of beneficiary schools with the help of DepEd and other partners.

“For this GoB Honor Roll essay-writing contest, we asked the students to write about how the Epson technology package helped them in their studies. We were truly inspired by the stories we received from them, motivating us to help more schools under this program, “says Ms. Donna V. Ferro, Head of Marketing Communications and PR, Epson Philippines.

Epson Philippines has just finished awarding a new set of 15 schools last March 2017, bringing the current total of GoB beneficiaries to 45 schools, with another batch for selection within this year.

“We are focusing on selecting schools from areas that have yet to receive a similar donation, and we are working with partners from both the private and government sectors to help us complete this latest batch. We also plan to continue initiating projects like the Honor Roll Essay Writing, so we can inspire the students in their learning journey,” concludes Ms. Ferro.


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