Creating the future we want [2011 - 2012]

Eighth grade students wrote compositions in Microsoft Word as part of The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO international essay contest, "Creating the future we want." UNESCO's objective is to help empower young people, reaching out to them, responding to their expectations and ideas, and fostering useful and long-lasting skills.

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Theme: "Creating the future we want" ... the future begins with the vision we hold now. What kind of future do you wish to create for yourself and the world? Please share your dream and ideas for making it a reality.

First prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for November 2012. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizers.) - $1300.00. All prize winners will be announced in November 2012 by Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December.

Click on names below to open their papers in PDF format [editing of compositions in progress, and a selection will be entered in the contest].

Angelica Arellano Eduardo Barrera Aide Benavides Jennifer Cabanas Alejandro Castaneda
Richard Castillo Ana Contreras Orlando Gonzalez Esmeralda Gutierrez Maria Guzman
George Herrera Eduardo Lira Francisca Lopez Cristian Mandujano Ramon Meza
Brian Navarro Nairyly Nieves Julio Ojeda Ulises Pena Martin Resendiz
Julisa Robledo Melissa Rodriguez Francisco Rosas Lizbeth Salas Areli Salazar
Jasmin Silvas Luis Solis Amanda Villatoro