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PhilippineEmbassyTokyo,Japan>FilipinoStudentTopsInternationalEssayContest

FilipinoStudentTopsInternationalEssay
Contest
Postedon13Dec2011CategorizedasNewsandEvents
Mr.DanErwinCruzBagaporovisitedthePhilippineEmbassy
inTokyoafterbeingawarded1stprizeintheyouthcategory
oftheGoiPeaceFoundationandUNESCOsponsored
InternationalEssayContestforYoungPeople.
TwentyyearoldDanErwinCruzBagaporo,aseniorNursingstudentoftheUniversityofSto.
Tomas,wonthetopprizeintheyouthcategoryoftheGoiPeaceFoundationandUNESCO
sponsoredInternationalEssayContestforYoungPeopleatawardingceremoniesheldon19
November2011inTokyo.
BagaporowasgiventheMinistryofEducationawardasthetopprize.Thecontest,withthetheme
My Story of Inspiration which attracted almost 7,000 entries from 140 countries in the children
andyouthcategories,wascosponsoredbytheGoiPeaceFoundationandUNESCOtomotivate

youngpeopletoplayaleadingrole
in fostering a culture of peace and
sustainabledevelopment.
In his winning essay titled Pride in
Profession,Bagaporociteshowhis
volunteerexperienceinaretirement
homeinthePhilippineshelpedinstill
his pride as a nursing student,
reinvigorate him in becoming more
activeintheRedCrossandmedical
missions, and kindle his interest in
research

and

geriatrics

after

graduation,amongotherthings.His
prizewinning

essay

may

be

accessedat:
http://www.goipeace.or.jp/english/activities/programs/2011/winners/winner02.html
Bagaporos victory marked the second time that a Filipino won the youth category of the
internationalessaycontest.Ms.AnnaRoseElicaowonin2007withheressaytitledAmplifying
PeaceAcrossBorders.
Startedin2000,theInternationalEssayContestforYoungPeopleisoneofthepeaceeducation
programs organized by the Goi Peace Foundation and endorsed by the Ministry Education,
Culture,Sports,ScienceandTechnologyofJapan,theJapaneseNationalUNESCOCommission,
NHK(JapanBroadcastCorporation),NikkeiInc.,andtheTokyoMetropolitanBoardofEducation.
TheGoiPeaceFoundationwasestablishedinTokyoin1999withtheapprovaloftheMinistryof
Education,Culture,Sports,ScienceandTechnologyofJapan.Whilecooperatingcloselywiththe
World Peace Prayer Society through shared projects and networks, the Foundation pursues
activitiesbasedonthevisionandprinciplesexpressedinitsDeclarationforAllLifeonEarth,which
waslaunchedin2000theInternationalYearfortheCultureofPeace.
In recognition of its international peace building efforts, the Foundation was granted Special
Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2004. It was
alsoadmittedtoofficialrelationshipstatuswithUNESCOin2006.

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