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“Floating Schools” project rewards the winners of the drawing and painting contest

With the motto What does Lake Xolotlán mean to me?, the drawing and painting contest was awarded with students from different schools in the capital, as part of the first edition of the “Floating Schools” Project, this Monday morning November 13 at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel.

This event was held by the municipality in coordination with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Ministry of Education and CIRA.

During the stimulus, Mayor Reyna Rueda Alvarado announced that the second phase of this event will be held virtually from Japan with the participants and experts on the topic, where they will choose 10 semifinalists.

“We are with this project that has been going on for three years, with this exchange with fourth grade children, in this case today six drawings will be awarded, both three of painting and three of drawing, this effort is through the Mayor's Office of Managua together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency,” Rueda reported.

Tomoyuco Odani, JICA representative, highlighted that 310 students participated and that 65 of them were selected, leaving six students as winners, in addition to one, who was chosen by a great artist who came from Japan.

The winners in the painting category for first place went to the student Yahoska Junieth Martínez Mayorga, second place Britany del Socorro Mayorga Mayorga and Antothy Mauricio Castellón, in third place, while, in the drawing category, first place went to Gabriela Maricella López Morales took second place, Dayanara Priscila Márquez López and third place Génesis Damaris Espinoza Cisneros.

In addition, of the six winners, the international artist Akiko Minowa awarded the student Eybin Jael Canales, who created two works of art of Lake Xolotlán with different perspectives, which also moved the judging jury.

Student Yahoska Junieth Martínez said that with this experience she has learned how important it is to take care of the environment, depositing garbage in its place.

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