On October 8, 2011, the UP Medical Students for Social Responsibility-International Physicians for the Protection of Nuclear Warfare (MSSR-IPPNW) will be hosting Project Shutdown, an on-the-spot essay-writing and poster-making competition that gathers together junior and senior high school students from Metro Manila to participate in activities concerning the past and emerging problems on nuclear energy and weaponry and their applications in warfare. Endorsed by the Asian Medical Students’ Association Philippines (AMSA Philippines), the program aims to educate the youth about the current issues on movement for the prevention of nuclear war as well as to provide platforms of expression through the written language and the visual arts.
The chosen theme for the launch of Project Shutdown is ZERO IS THE ONLY OPTION, PREVENTION IS THE ONLY CURE. It is the battle cry of the supporters of the nuclear abolition movement. The events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Cold War and the succeeding crises in Chernobyl and Fukushima, among many, should be sufficient warning of the cataclysm that awaits humanity should triggers for the nuclear armament all over the world be set off for any particular reason. The campaign does not call for fewer nuclear weapons or for greater efforts to stop their spread; total elimination is the key because as long as they stay, the risk that nuclear arms will be used remains.
Both the essay-writing and poster-making contests are on the spot. On the day of the event, the rest of the delegation per registered school shall take part in educational activities that will promote further awareness on nuclear abolition while the contests are going on. Prizes will be given to the top-three ranking contestants of each contest.
For more information, you may download Project Shutdown's Invitational Booklet, or visit their FB page.
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Philippine Medical Students' Association
PMSA is a non-profit, non-sectarian, college-based, socio-academic organization, founded on July 1991
and was recognized by the school administration on August 10, 1991. Our motto is "God heals, we serve."
PMSA represents the students if the Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine to the Asian Medical Students' Association - Philippines.
Mission, Vision, Objectives
We are guided by these objectives: academic excellence, brotherhood, community service & leadership.
1. To encourage each and every member to excel academically without compromising integrity.
2. To be an instrument that unite its members for a common goal that they may be confident in belonging to a group that nurtures and help it members.
3. To instill among its members that community service is a sacred responsibility of everyone.
4. To provide training in responsible leadership by participating and involvement in school and community affairs by all members of the organization
List of Past and Current Activities
2009 – Medicine Night
2010 – Medicine Night (Feb), World Aids Day (Dec)
2011 – Medicine Night (Feb), Medical/Surgical Missions (Apr–May), World Aids Day (Dec)
To contact PMSA (OLFU), email email@example.com