Pizza Hut gives back to students – Guyana newsroom
See the full Corum group press release below:
Guyana high school students received prizes for participating in Pizza Hut Guyana’s first back-to-school video essay contest. Students aged 13 to 16 were invited to submit a two- to three-minute video essay choosing from one of the following topics: 1) Five key lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic 2) Importance of nurturing adolescent mental health 3) Why gender equality is the key to sustainable development.
Pizza Hut awarded entrants with a wide range of prizes for their outstanding work and participation in the competition. First place winner Amaya Ramsarup of Queens College received an Apple iPad Pro for her engaging presentation on important life lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Second place winner Uwimana Whaul of Richard Ishmael High School received an Apple iPad for her compelling presentation on tips for promoting good mental health. Ronaldo Jacobis of St. Joseph’s High School also received an Apple iPad for his powerful presentation on the importance of gender equality. Saskia Wilkinson of Bishop’s High School received an Amazon Fire Tablet for her compelling video essay on the role of gender equality in promoting economic development.
Jeremiah Smith of Diamond High School also received an Amazon Fire Tablets for his presentation on the importance of adolescent mental health. The other contestants were also recognized for their excellent work and each received a $ 5,000 gift certificate valid at the Footsteps Mega Store and a large pizza of their choice at Pizza Hut.
The awards were presented by Corum Group, the parent company of Pizza Hut, in Guyana. At the presentation, Corum Marketing Director Iman Cummings and Managing Director Lela Rampersaud were in attendance. According to Ms. Cummings, “Each participant presented with style, personality and confidence. Their arguments and views were compelling and supported by extensive research. It was obvious that they all put a lot of work and effort into the competition, and we were extremely impressed with each of them. “
According to Ms. Cummings, these initiatives reinforce the Corum Group’s continuing mission to encourage young people to get involved in issues that are happening around the world and to show them that their voices and ideas matter.