IE Chair Speaks, IE Council Accredited in Malacañan Event
On Community Development Projects in Cebu
IE Department Chair Engr. Alein Navares spoke to an audience of 136 delegates composed of youth leaders and officials of local government units in the country during the EDSA People Power Network (EPPN) Salubungan Workshop held at La Consolacion College Auditorium in Manila on January 17, 2014. The event was organized by the EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. As the Convener of EPPC Cebu Provincial Youth Council (CPYC), a network of about 20 youth organizations in Cebu, Engr. Navares shared his experiences in managing varied university-based clubs and civil society organizations undertaking collaborative projects toward community development. Under his leadership, CPYC since 2012 has been able to accomplish literacy and community leadership enhancement programs, conference & workshop on education pertinent to millennium development goals, and fund-raising activities & relief operations in response to ST Haiyan that mobilized a linkage of local and international stakeholders.
On IE Council Accreditation in Malacañan
The Industrial Engineering (IE) Council was one of only 14 in the Philippines and the only club in the Visayas that was accredited under the EPPN. Engr. Navares received the certificate at the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañan Palace last January 16, 2014 . Adherent to the mandate of EPPC, the IE Council continues to synergize its cross-sectoral partnerships with diverse organizations to implement socio-civic projects and programs, particularly sustainability education for kids through its Project NOWTBUKS (NOW is the Time to Build Up Kids for Sustainability) and Project POBLACION (People Onward Building Lives as a Community Immersed on Ocean Nurturing).