Did you ever think that as a student we have no capability to help out others, powerless not by choice but because of circumstance? Well my friends, it’s time to remove those thoughts from your minds.
The Unilab Ideas Positive Youth Camp for Change event aims to help students help less fortunate communities through projects that would lead the communities to healthier and cleaner lives and through social marketing. The workshop, held over two days last September 24 to 25 with the culminating event and awards show held on September 25, was a resounding success.
The event was hosted by UAAP courtside reporters Riki Flores and Job De Leon. The panel of judges were form by Dr. Nina Gloriani, dean from UP Manila’s College of Public Health, Dr. Ed Morato Jr. from ABS-CBN’s Bayan Foundation, Mr. Mark Ruiz from Hapinoy, Dr. Oscar Tinio from the Philippine Medical Association, Mr. Randy Aquino from PR firm Ogilvy & Mather who was in collaboration with Unilab on this event, and Mr. Bert Manlapit, Corporate Affairs Director of Unilab.
The top five (5) groups that got the most votes and formed the top 5 were:
- The PET Society with Adopt-a-PET
- SERVE with “Ugnayan ng Nagkakaisang Inisyatibo, Layunin, at Adbokasiyang Pangkalusugan Barangay Sta Mercedes, Maragondon, Cavite”
- UB and G with “May Papel Ako”
- Team BIGGKAS with “Buklod Bukid Sowing Nutrition Reaping Hope”
- CLPH with “Mamamayang Ayaw sa Dengue”
And the winner was Team BIGGKAS from the University of Asia and the Pacific for their proposal of using hydrophonics for a sustainable source of nutrition and income for their selected community. Their proposal was the best of the best and as such they were hailed as the winners of the event. They are examples of students who have the will to help and with the help of Unilab, they can make a community healthier and better. Their positive idea might be the next big thing in social marketing and if applied to other communities, might just improve the living conditions of those communities.
I’m looking forward to another successful event next year! 🙂