‘Save the Ocean’ – by Hilton Hotels Sri Lanka in Partnership with SOS Children’s Villages

‘Save the Ocean’ is an environmental CSR campaign by Hilton Hotels Sri Lanka to increase global awareness on damage being done to the ocean and sea creatures. This campaign will be conducted by joining hands with SOS Children’s Villages, Big Spark Gateway (an educational program provider), A+Plus Kids (a kids TV channel in Sri Lanka), YES101 (a radio channel in Sri Lanka), and Funday Times (a kids magazine in Sri Lanka). The campaign hopes to encourage and engage children to think uniquely and creatively on how to make the world a better place. Christopher Zappia who is the Cluster Commercial Director of Hilton Hotels Sri Lanka believes this campaign will also create awareness about Sri Lanka as a sustainable tourist destination.

This campaign is a virtual event that will enable children across the globe between the age ranges of 3 to 6 to submit short videos communicating their ideas on how they can help. The children will have an option of five categories to choose from in order to make their entries under the common theme ‘Save the Ocean’. The categories are: poster competition / essay, creative writing and poetry / build a creative aquarium at home / design robots for ocean exploration and conservation / design a game using any coding platform.

The campaign aims at creating awareness among children and youth about the ocean eco-system and how important it is to preserve it, whilst also encouraging them to do their part in this eco-friendly environmental endeavor. In addition, an attractive prize will be awarded to the most creative and relevant submission. This will be determined by a panel of judges.

This campaign will target schools across  Sri Lanka and will also reach up to 50,000 children from the SOS Children’s Villages in  12 countries in Asia Pacific, namely Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, South Korea and Japan.

Big Spark by Gateway the technology partner for this event, who will manage the page created exclusively for this competition on Flipgrid. All competitors can submit their entries by visiting the link https://flipgrid.com/savetheocean2020 .  Entries close on 15th November 2020.

The prize winner will be chosen with all stakeholders participating: Hilton Colombo, Hilton Colombo Residences, Double Tree by Hilton Weerawilla Rajawarna Resort, Hilton Yala, Big Spark by Gateway, SOS Children’s Villages, A+Plus Kids (television partner) and FunDayTimes (print media partner), powered by YES101.