A total of 48 scholars of Energy Development Corp. are graduating from an eight-day Energy Summer Camp on April 18 at the Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Thirty two of these scholars come from EDC’s host community schools in Valencia, while the other 16 students from the company’s geothermal site in Northern Negros.
The camp’s culminating activities are an Amazing Race, and a Martial Arts graduation rites to be held Monday at 5:30 p.m.
On its seventh year, the Energy Camp organized by EDC-Green Core is a summer recreational event for incoming fourth-year high school students who are immersed in a flurry of activities — treks through the forest, lessons in martial arts, rapelling, and the camp’s own version of The Amazing Race, said EDC’s Corporate Communications Officer Frances Ariola.
The campers also learned the importance and benefits of geothermal energy, not only to their communities but more so to the entire country and the correlation of geothermal energy and the environment.
EDC provides funds for the education of several scholars that mostly come from depressed areas in the country, under its Health Education Livelihood Environment program. (PIA NegOr/JCT)