*3/29/24 CONTEST UPDATES*

  • We are extending the entry period by one month - you have until April 30th to apply
  • We are now awarding the prize to TWO passionate students! 

Calling all students! Want to make a difference this summer?

Lenovo is proud to partner with Wine to Water to offer TWO Lenovo EDU Students the chance to travel to the Amazon and participate directly in Wine to Water relief projects. The winning students will travel alongside Lenovo staff and other Wine to Water volunteers from July 11-17th, and experience Wine to Water's critical mission in-person.

 

Trip Details

The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, spanning several countries including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia. Currently, the region faces a water crisis due to various factors. Despite Latin America having one of the largest freshwater resources per capita, a third of the region's population lacks sustained access to drinking water. This disproportionately impacts indigenous peoples and traditional communities, exacerbating existing socio-economic inequalities.

Wine to Water Volunteers will have a unique exposure to the need for water in Columbia, areas along the Amazon river, and see first-hand how we are addressing the crisis. Volunteers will spend several days alongside the country staff, in various water projects, spending time in the community, distributing filters, and helping to educate children about healthy water, sanitation, and hygiene habits through the Water4Schools program.

All trip expenses will be covered by Lenovo for the Lenovo EDU student winners. 

  

How to Apply (Contest entry starts March 8th)

  1. Submit a video response via the comments below this post for the prompt: "Please describe your motivation behind why you'd like to participate in this Wine to Water service trip. Consider sharing why the mission of the organization resonates with you personally and why you think it is important for Lenovo to support Wine to Water. Please show us your personality and don't hold back on creativity!"
  2. With your response:
    1.  include a link to at least one relevant social media post that you shared to promote your entry
    2. list a valid accredited post-secondary educational institution that you are currently enrolled at. You may edit comments after posting.

Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2024

 

Requirements

  1. Entrants must have a valid US passport not expiring with 6 months of July 2024.
  2. Entrants must be able to travel July 11-18th, 2024. All travel expenses will be covered.
  3. Entrants must be currently enrolled as students in an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
  4. Entrants must share this post (and mention their submission) on at least one external social media site, and attach a link to the post in their comment.
  5. Entrants must ensure that any video submissions links will not expire before judging is complete.
  6. See full contest terms in attached official rules.
     

Judging and Award Selections

  • Judging will take place via a defined rubric which will quantify how to evaluate submissions along the dimensions of:
    • o (40%) Creativity in presentation
      o (40%) Level of effort made in crafting the submission
      o (20%) Self-promotion activities
  • Winners will be contacted directly by Ben after judging is complete on or about May 15th.
  • Winners will be announced publicly on the Lenovo EDU website after confirmation and acceptance of the prize.
      

About Wine to Water

Wine To Water (WTW) is a global clean water organization committed to preserving life and dignity through the power of clean water, helping over 2 million people in 53 countries gain access to safe and clean water. Founded in 2004, WTW relentlessly seeks an end to the root cause of global poverty by providing sustainable water solutions in communities worldwide. To accomplish our mission and vision,we develop WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) solutions in direct partnership with local leaders through water access, water filtration, hygiene education, and sanitation initiatives. WTW programs are active inNepal, the Dominican Republic, the Amazon, and Tanzania. Disaster response efforts by WTW are ongoing in the United States and worldwide. Our clean water projects and Filter Builds are catalysts for environmental sustainability, education, women’s empowerment, healthcare, and economic growth. WineTo Water depends heavily on volunteers and the generosity of individuals, corporations, and groups to deliver its mission. For more information, please visitwtw.org

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Parents
  • Looks like a wonderful chance to help the people of South America and make the world a better place!

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  • Looks like a wonderful chance to help the people of South America and make the world a better place!

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