The Outstanding UNESCO Club Youth Leaders of the Philippines Finalists
Last Tuesday, September 12, CIT University, through Engr. Bernard Nicolas Villamor, officially congratulated and recognized three of our Industrial Engineering Students who were awarded as The Outstanding UNESCO Club Youth Leaders of the Philippines last September 1-3, 2017. They are Erlyn Ivy O. Rago, Casee L. Gabuya, and John Joseph P. De la Corta. Out of the 18 finalists, they made it to the 2nd, 4th, and 5th places, respectively. Other participating schools included the University of the Philippines, Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Philippine Normal University.
These young leaders have their advocacies and inspiring leadership stories that we can all learn from.
- Ms. Erlyn Ivy Rago did not know she has leadership potentials until she joined the CIT Leadership Expedition on her second year, where her mentors were able to draw out from her strengths she didn’t know she possessed. Now, Ms. Rago is the President of IE Council and had gone to Thailand for her advocacy in water conservation through Project Acquaria.
- Mr. John Joseph De la Corta had always wanted to teach and share whatever he knows to other people. This advocacy is further ignited every summer when he volunteers to teach and lead kids in their local parish. His love for children had the perfect avenue when he joined the different activities and organization in the IE department. These trainings enabled him not just to lead in-school organization but also enabled him to handle bigger roles like being the current President of Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers – Cebu Student Chapter.
- Ms. Casee Gabuya is the perfect student – a valedictorian, student government officer, girl scout, peer facilitator, and school publication and yearbook writer. But according to her, she pursued all these things only to get higher grades and maintain her scholarship – until she joined the IE Council. Surrounded by great mentors and equally-inspirational students, she found her true passion to serve others. Touched by the advocacy of Project Nowtbuks, Casee found a new heart in serving communities in the grassroots level. Right now, Casee is the Internal Vice President of Industrial Engineering Council and continues to pursue works for a greater cause aided by trainings from the IE Leadership Expedition, IE Council, the IE Eagle’s League, and the Technologian Leaders Academy.
Their stories are truly tales of pride and inspiration. What’s great about this is that their stories could be your story, too. Why don’t you start writing yours today?
In the photo are: Engr. Bernard Nicolas (President), Engr. Alein Navares (IE Department Chair), Ms. Raffy Pelletero-Diano (Marketing Officer/BA Department Faculty), Engr. Cheradee Ann Cabanlit (IE Department Faculty), Casee Gabuya, Erlyn Ivy Rago, John Joseph De la Corta, Engr. Anna Marie Arnoco-Granaderos (IE Department Faculty), and Engr. Aries Rivero (IE Department Faculty).