Aboitiz Foundation treats scholars to a fellowshipMonday, February 7, 2011
Aboitiz Foundation Trustee Romy Ronquillo shares inspiring success stories and words of wisdom to the scholars.
Aboitiz Foundation treated its college scholars to a fellowship through the first-ever Scholars’ Forum last Dec. 20, 2010.
The forum featured an inspirational talk from Aboitiz Foundation Trustee Romy Ronquillo, who openly shared to the 19 young scholars his wide-ranging experiences that led him to where he is now. As he said, “The decisions you make today will be the ones you will live in the future. I am the result of my choices yesterday”. He specifically pointed out the importance of espousing the right attitude in whatever one does, stating that “attitude is all it takes to succeed.” He also inspired the scholars to dream and “dream big.”
The gathering was held at Café Cul-de-Sac in Banilad, Cebu City.
EVP & Managing Trustee Sonny Carpio also shared a part of his own story and told the scholars to stand up for their dreams instead of letting others decide what’s best for their future. He also told them to value their scholarship for they are the privileged few, and that a lot is expected from them because they are not just ordinary students.
AEV-HRQ’s Vianney Yap presented the opportunities in store for the scholars within the Aboitiz Group and the kind of people that the group is looking for - A-people.
Scholars were also reoriented on the college scholarship policies and were encouraged to participate in company activities. Christel Ponce, project officer for scholarships, stressed that although they are academically excellent students, they have to strike a balance between school and worthwhile activities.
After the forum, structured learning activities followed until evening, like the getting-to-know-you memory game, amazing race, tallest and strongest newspaper bridge, and charades with a twist. These activities tested the values of teamwork, leadership and flexibility. It was notable how the leaders inside them easily emerged.
The event concluded with a little Christmas party and get-together dinner.