From November to December 2009, students aged from 12 to 15 from Duong Dong 1, Cua Can, Ghenh Dau and Bai Bon Secondary Schools of Phu Quoc Island have created more than 1000 paintings in a drawing contest called “Protecting the natural resources of Phu Quoc National Park”. The students were asked to express the beauty of Phu Quoc’s nature, threats to natural resources and actions that students can take to protect Phu Quoc’s habitats and ecosystems.
Sixteen of the best paintings were awarded. “I am very glad that my painting was awarded. Through the painting, I hope that the audience will see the bad behaviours of human beings and try their best to protect the nature”, said Lam Thi Cam Nhung, 1st prize, Duong Dong 1 Secondary School.
A ceremony was held to award the contest winners. In this ceremony, an exhibition of nature photos were also organized in order to draw attention of local leaders, people and students about nature conservation.
This activity is in cooperation between WAR, Phu Quoc National Park and Phu Quoc Department of Education and Training.