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Davao Norte School wins regional level Mosaic Contest

The Sto. Tomas Elementary School (STES) bagged the award as the region’s best in the recently concluded On-the- Spot-Mosaic Making Contest held at the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Livestock Division Office in Father Selga, Davao City.

Out of the 16 participating schools, Carl Lenn Nasayao from STES became triumphant during the contest under the supervision of her coach Mr. Jerry Ben Sasam.

Nasayao received P3,000 cash, certificate and token and she will be representing Davao Region for the national competition this coming October 10 at DA Central Office in Diliman Quezon City.

The contest is open to all Grades IV to VI elementary pupils (not more older than 12 years old and certified by the school principal) enrolled in any public DepEd-accredited private elementary school nationwide.

Among the schools who participated on the said event were; Lamanan Elementray School, T. Palma Gil Elementary School, Davao City Special School, Mesaoy Elementary School from New Corella, Davao del Norte, Sto. Tomas Central Elementary School from Davao del Norte, V. Hizon Elementary School, Sta. Ana Elementary School, GSIS Heights Elemntary School, Maa Central Elementary School, F. Bangoy Central Elementary School, Dona Pilar Elementary School, SIR Elemtary School, Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. Central Elementary School, Magallanes Elementary School, University of Immaculate Conception and Bolton Elementary School.

Agriculture Regional Director Remelyn R. Recoter thanked the participants who took part of the contest.

She stressed that family farming is very important for ensuring food security not only to the community but to the world as well.

“Sometimes the farming family has lost its value, but take note that every member of the family has a contribution in food production like taking care of animals which will eventually be a source of food and income,” Recoter explained.

The on-the-spot mosaic making contest is part of the celebration of World Food Day (WFD) celebration on the 16th of October with a theme “Family Farming; Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.”

DA and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and other cooperating agencies like the National Nutrition Council (NNC), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) were among the agencies tapped for WFD activities.

Every year, the DA-Regional offices played a major role for the conduct of the contest wherein they have also coordinated with DepEd-Regional Offices. (Aggie Media Service)