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Pwani Oil and KEPSHA Opens Submission for Second Annual National Essay Writing Championship

This week, Pwani Oil and the Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) opened the second Annual National Essay Writing Championship that is set to take place until the 22nd of November 2022.

Last year, the essay writing competition had 23,000 schools participating and it is held following Pwani Oil’s mission of refining the lives of communities around them through sharpening creative writing and thinking skills among pupils.

While making the announcement, Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde said,” We have received tremendous positive feedback from participants of past competitions hence our desire to roll out the competition once again for more pupils to benefit. Upon its completion, we shall have a mentorship program for the winners as is our tradition.”

The competition will take place until the 22nd of November 2022 with Pwani Oil and KEPSHA working together to ensure the competition will be carried out successfully. After this judges will go on a retreat to review the submitted essays while schools will also be having National Examinations around that time.

The competition is targeting Grades 6 and 7 who will focus on the theme, “Roses are Red and Violets are blue, and Color the world to reflect you.

On his part, the KEPSHA National Chairperson Johnson Nzioka said, “Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) is about teaching children to be all rounded, especially in their areas of God-given talents, this year’s contest dubbed “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; colour the world to reflect you” will not only strengthen the value of accumulating knowledge to improve writing skills and creative thinking but also earn participants recognition beyond a classroom grade. I wish all the participants success and may the judges be fair in their marking so as not to demoralize the efforts of the learners.”

Choco Primo, Kartasi and Umoja Rubber have expressed interest in the Kenyan Child and are set to join work with Pwani Oil and KEPSHA among other sponsors of the competition.

The main sponsor of this year’s competition is Sawa Bathing Soap (from Pwani Oil). The Sawa brand has six soap variants including Rose, Original, Herbal, Strawberry, Lemon + Honey and the most recent Sawa Chocolate.

“We also expect a great number of pupils to participate in this contest this year. Apart from recognizing the top 5 at the national level, we will also compile the top 50 essays and share them with the winning schools for purposes of benchmarking,” Nzioka said.

On his part, Choco Primo CEO Sagar Malde said,” At Trufoods, we believe a healthy future for an individual begins from their very early years. Therefore, we support this worthy cause of growing and nurturing a child by participating in the Sawa Essay competition in partnership with Choco Primo Drinking chocolate provides the child with the right vitamins and minerals for an Active brain, strong bones, strong muscles and a high immune system. We invest in the future and the children are our future.”

In last year’s competition, out of the 47 winners at the county level, 24 of them were girls while 23 were boys. This gave an indication that learners competed at equal levels.

“We are glad to be part of the enablers of this competition. Kartasi has been a preferred choice for budding students, offering a wide range of exercise books, notebooks writing instruments and other stationery. Through our products, we look forward to celebrating the innovation and excellence of the participants,” said Kartasi Products Limited Managing Director Rajan Malde.

Winners of the competition will be awarded a gift hamper from Trufoods, Choco Primo and Kartasi and the Top 5 national winners will be awarded a fully paid 3-day trip to the coast as well as a prize-giving ceremony at the Pwani Oil Facilities.

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