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Brazilian students in essay contest for T&T Independence
Trinidad and Tobago’s life, people and culture were topics were highlighted by Brazilian students who participated in an essay competition hosted by Dr. Hamza Rafeeq, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Federal Republic of Brazil. At a ceremony held on August 2, the winning students were awarded book prizes donated by the Ministry of Education for their outstanding entries.
The competition was geared at developing an interest in Trinidad and Tobago among Brazilian students and invited them to compare both cultures. The participants showed a high level of interest in researching the selected topics and this was reflected in the high standard of entries that were received according to a media release yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Port-of-Spain. First place in the competition was awarded to Mateus Torress Avelar de Lima.
He was followed by Jorge Luiz Quintiliano Moura Silva who was adjudged second, whilst Matheus Dourado Alves Ribeiro was third. Davi Bispo de Oliviera Alves placed fourth overall. In an effort to continue the public diplomacy outreach initiative, the students were invited to the embassy’s Open House during the period August 28 to 30.
The students also received open invitations to visit the embassy in future for further discussions and information on Trinidad and Tobago. The essay competition was one of a series of events hosted by the T&T embassy to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago and to deepen relations with the people of Brazil.
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