Ashley Michelle emerges as the winner in the Pwani Oil Sawa Essay writing competition

Ashley Michelle from Nyeri emerged as the overall winner of the 2nd edition of the Pwani Oil Sawa Essay National writing competition. Other winners included Joel Chelot from West Pokot, Carol Shelmith Makena from Embu, Deborah Wanjiku from Nairobi and Isabella Amanda from Isiolo.

The competition was conducted in partnership with the Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (KEPSHA) and 7,361 schools across 42 counties participated. It was in line with Pwani Oils’ mission to refine the lives of communities around them by sharpening creative writing and thinking skills among pupils.

The five winners were feted during the Sawa Essay Awards Ceremony held in Pwani Oils Kikambala plant, Mombasa County. They each received a 3-day fully paid trip to Mombasa, including a first-hand experience of Pwani Oil’s Kikambala Plant. They also received certificates, trophies and assorted gifts from the award’s key partners Sawa, Trufoods, Kartasi Brand and Umoja Rubbers.

Pwani Oil, Sawa Bathing Soap was this year’s main sponsor of the competition. The brand boasts six Sawa soap variants which include Rose, Original, Herbal, Strawberry, Lemon + Honey and the latest entrant Sawa Chocolate.

In its second edition, the competition targeted grades 6 and 7 pupils who focused on the theme Roses are Red and Violets are Blue, Color the world to reflect you. The theme aimed at sharpening their creative writing and thinking skills.