US Embassy Manila awarded grants to 19 Filipino youths from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to implement marine conservation projects at the culminating Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp in Coron, Palawan.
SEACamp is a US Embassy project, in partnership with Save Philippine Seas (SPS), focused on empowering young Filipinos to become leaders in marine conservation. The grant winners were selected from all 90 participants of the regional SEACamps held between April to May in Batangas, Negros Oriental, and Tawi-Tawi.
Grant winners were selected by a panel from SPS, USAid’s EcoFish project, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, and Lighthouse Studio based on feasibility, impact, and innovation.
One winning proposal from Luzon, KaliKlasrum, will engage urban children in environmental and conservation issues. In Visayas, the project Scarus will assist fishermen in painting and coding their boats. The Garbage to Garden Project in Mindanao will provide training on proper waste management and vermicomposting techniques. A complete list of winners can be found at www.savephilippineseas.org.
SEACamp is one of the many activities of US Embassy Manila in support of its ongoing #1earth campaign.
For more information, follow the US Embassy at www.facebook.com/manila.usembassymanila, or Save Philippine seas at www.facebook.com/savephilippineseas.