Last July 17, 2017, a representative from TASCO (Filipino owned company engaged in the distribution of imported tires and motor oils) visited Payatas center to orient and inform about their company’s contest and its objectives and encourage our learners to join in this activity.
The first TASCO Tire Art Contest focuses on their theme “Upcycling End-of-Life Tires” for their commitment to a greener world. This contest will be open for individual or group in public and private schools, local government units, and Non-Government Organizations. Accordingly, this contest provides an opportunity for participants to use their creative juices and free minds to create a piece of artwork using used tires as the primary material.
A group from Secondary B of 5th batch Payatas learners took the challenge. They are Mary Jane Castro, Lesther Deguito, Jennifer selda, Jeremy Caparal, and Jemark Malibago. Over the weeks, they worked together to create their own masterpiece – “Robolong”.
As stated in the description of their artwork “Our group decided to make this “Robolong” to inspire other youths in doing a masterpiece with the used of scrap tire and other scrap materials. Our ‘Robolong’ will represent as the protector of our world against the destroyer. We also want to inform other people that garbage can really turn into a wonderful masterpiece.”
Last August 24, 2017, as announced in the TASCO’s official Facebook page, the “Robolong” entry of ALSA BUHAY Payatas learners won a consolation price worth P5, 000.00. Even though they failed to win the grand prize, still the learners showcased their talent, creativity, and teamwork. It is all worth it!