Winners of the 1st Scholars’ CSR Summit beam with pride after receiving their plaques of recognition from the Aboitiz Foundation.
Joining them for a posterity shot are Aboitiz Foundation officers and summit organizers.
Sixteen students will have the chance to implement their own projects this year after submitting winning proposals during the Aboitiz Foundation’s 1st Scholars’ CSR Summit last Dec. 12 and 13 at the Mahogany Hall of Oakridge Business Park in Mandaue City.
The students, divided into three teams, will implement the following projects:
· Urban Agriculture of Team Tiknoys composed of Raymart Abellanosa, Johanna Fretz Bayking, Winde Bontilao, Ronaldo Gonesto and Sandra Jane Soon;
· Declog, Segregate, Innovate: Green Fashion Revolution of Team Sakto composed of Charry Dela Cruz, Aldrich Noble, Chumescene Rebadomia, Aimee Sevilleno, and Maxine Ann Taveros; and
· PANLambo of Team Ice Age composed of Tito Linao III, Kathrina Maika Montayre, Arvin Padilla, John Edward Ramirez, Jezrah Salmayor, and Adriel Gamier Sanchez.
Each team was given a budget of P200,000 to implement their project.
The students were among the 66 college scholars of Aboitiz Group companies—Aboitiz Foundation, AEV and VECO)—who were participants of the two-day activity.
On Day 1 of the two-day summit, executives from the different Aboitiz companies talked about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and shared their ideas and experiences to the scholars. This is to give them an overview and insights about CSR and be able to have a deeper understanding about its importance.
Attendees were Aboitiz Foundation EVP & Managing Trustee Augusto Carpio III, AEV SVP & Chief Human Resource Officer Xavier Aboitiz, VECO SVP for Engineering Sebastian Lacson, Aboitiz Foundation Trustee Romy Ronquillo, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. President Roberto Aboitiz and AEV AVP for Corporate Communications Caroline Ballesteros.
The proposal-making workshop and competition was then held to allow participants to put their learning to use and to generate new innovative and meaningful projects.
Proposals were judged on the following criteria: feasibility, implementability and relevance (30%), originality/innovativeness (30%), sustainability (20%), teamwork (10%) and well written (10%).