05 Apr Harvard GlobalWE Essay Writing Contest
By Mrs. Krissel Joy A. Sabado
The Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment (Harvard GlobalWE) is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association. They are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue and connection among individuals working for women’s rights and freedom worldwide. One of their programs is the annual GlobalWE Essay Contest which was established to invite students to think critically about the status and rights of women in the society.
Jermaine Herrera of 11-Goodness was hailed as the winner of the 2021 Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest with her exemplary work entitled “Violence Through the Virtual Lens”.
Recognized for Honorable Mention were Nadine Jimenez of 11-Goodness with her essay “The Daunting Side of Teenage Pregnancy” and Cayenne Tan of 11-Service with her essay “Hope in the Midst of Teenage Pregnancy’s Seemingly Endless Cycle”. Jermaine will receive an e-certificate, a bookplate, and a Book Prize award.
The SHS English Area virtually launched the Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest to Grade 11 students of the Immaculate Conception Academy Greenhills from December 7 to 11, 2020. The objectives and mechanics of the said contest were presented by Ms. Mone Gumapac and Ms. Natasha Navarro in their respective Reading and Writing synchronous classes.
From January to February 2021, 23 students coming from different sections in Grade 11 submitted their entry forms and their well-crafted essays in response to the essay question, “What is the biggest challenge facing women and girls in your country today?”.
This international competition served as a great opportunity for the ICAns to manifest their responsible and active engagement in various socio-political issues affecting the women of today.