Started as a school project 10 years ago, Bonuan Boquig National High School’s environmental initiative of planting mangroves in Dagupan City, Pangasinan was shortlisted as one of the World’s Best School Prizes.
Awarded by international educational group T4 Education, the school’s administration is excited and proud to be considered for the award.
School principal Renato Santillan recalled that Typhoon “Pepeng” in 2009 prompted them to start the project in support of their students and their families.
“Recently, one of our students said the initiative became a huge help because they were able to get oysters that grow at the roots of mangroves. [The oysters were] their food amid the [COVID-19] pandemic,” Santillan said in a recent phone interview.