An international business group supported by the Public School System will fund student environmental projects in the CNMI.
E-Land, the mother company of Kensington Hotel, launched last Nov. 29 the Eland Youth Environmental Alliance Program that aims to support student environment projects.
“Four public schools proposed environmental project and E-Land Group (Kensington Hotel) will be funding the students’ environmental conservation activity, including lunch, transportation, items/tools needed for participating in the activity,” said Kensington Hotel Corporate Social Responsibility manager Jieun Ko. “The E-Land Youth Environmental Alliance program will end by May 2017, when schools close. We will have an awards ceremony for the best performance project team at the end of the program.”
Schools pitched their ideas to a group of evaluators from Kensington. After the screening process, Kensington then decided to support Koblerville Middle School, Hopwood Middle School, Dandan Middle School, and Saipan Southern High School.
PSS Commissioner Cynthia Deleon Guerrero said, “I want to thank the students for coming up with all these different projects to help the environment, the [dvisers] for guiding our students, and the school administrators for providing support.”
Kensington Hotel general manager Myung Wook Park reiterated that environmental conservation is essential to Saipan tourism, the driving factor of its economy.