IE Chair Receives National Award
CIT University’s Industrial Engineering Department Chair, Engr. Alein B. Navares, received the Outstanding Youth Leadership Award (OYLA) for Education category given by the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP). The award was handed by the keynote speaker of the opening ceremony Hon. Ma. Rachel J. Arenas, Representative of the 3rd District of Pangasinan on behalf of His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III.
Engr. Navares joined seven other awardees in the awarding ceremony held on the first day of the 12th International Youth Day (IYD) Celebration and Conference at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Ilo-Ilo City from August 3- 7, 2011. He was the sole awardee coming from Cebu.
In addition, student Doris Angeli L. Alcomendras, presented ‘Mobilizing Tripartite Link to Foster Sustainable Development in 31 Upland Barangays of Cebu City’ in the youth summit plenary session which is a part of the series of discussions for the Youth and Educator’s Summit for the Millenium Development Goals (YES4MDGs). Later, Ms. Alcomendras was elected as Internal Vice President for Region VII of the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP).
The 12th International Youth Day (IYD) Celebration and Conference was organized by the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) and United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP). Conference partners included the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Volunteer, Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM).