Pizza Hut gives back to students


See below full press release from Corum Group:

Students from high schools around Guyana were awarded with prizes for their participation in Pizza Hut Guyana’s inaugural back to school video essay competition. Students ages 13 to 16, were invited to deliver a two-to-three-minute video essay choosing from one of the following topics: 1) Five Key Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic 2) Importance of Nurturing Teen Mental Health 3) Why Gender Equality is Key to Sustainable Development.

Pizza Hut awarded the contestants with a wide array of prizes for their outstanding work and participation in the contest. 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 Secondary was awarded an Apple iPad for her compelling presentation on tips for promoting good mental health. Ronaldo Jacobis of St. Joseph’s High School was also awarded an Apple iPad for his powerful presentation on the importance of gender equality. Saskia Wilkinson of The Bishop’s High School received an Amazon Fire Tablet for her persuasive video essay on the role of gender equality in promoting economic development.

Jeremiah Smith of Diamond Secondary School was also awarded with an Amazon Fire Tablets for his presentation on the importance of teen mental health. The other contestants were also recognized for their great work and were each awarded with a $5000 gift certificate valid at Footsteps Mega Store and a large pizza of their choice from Pizza Hut.

The prizes were handed over by Corum Group, the parent company for Pizza Hut, Guyana. Present at the handing over were Corum’s Chief Marketing Officer, Iman Cummings, and General Manager, Lela Rampersaud. According to Ms. Cummings, “Each participant presented with style, personality, and confidence. Their arguments and perspectives were compelling and backed by strong research. It was evident that they all put a great deal of work and effort into the competition, and we were extremely impressed with each one of them. “

According to Ms. Cummings, these initiatives deepen Corum Group’s ongoing mission to encourage young people to engage with issues happening in the world, and to show them that their voices and ideas matter.

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