There is life outside their beloved school, and count on University of the Philippines alumni to do their share and make it a lot better.
In that vein, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association launched several priority projects to bolster its flagship program 4Es CONNECT.
It stands for “Experiential Education towards Employment and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.”
And it plans to achieve it under the catchword CONNECT which means C — Collaboration and Networking; O — Organizing Job Fairs and Recruitment Events; N — Nurturing through Mentorship Programs; N — Nurturing Skills Development and Training Programs; E — Establishing Industry Partnerships; C — Cultivating Entrepreneurship Support; T — Transformative Advocacy and Policy Recommendations.
One of their fund-raising activities is the UPAA President’s Golf Cup set for 14 December at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
UPAA president and regent Robert Lester Aranton launched it recently with the theme “Pumapalo Para sa Bayan” (Swinging for the Nation).
The UPAA President’s Golf Cup is a unique opportunity for UP alumni and friends to come together for a day of fun and camaraderie while supporting a worthy cause. Tournament fee is P8,000 inclusive of green fee, cart sharing, food, and raffle prizes.
There are companies which already signified their support for the UPAA President’s Golf Cup, recognizing the alignment of the UPAA’s programs with their respective corporate social responsibility advocacies.
Among the specific projects under the 4Es CONNECT which this tournament will fund include the relaunch of the UAAP website, revival of the “Botika ng Bayan,” creating internship and job search platforms and bolstering existing scholarship programs.
Companies include Manila Water Corporation, More Electric and Power Corporation, Manila Electric Company, Makati Development Corporation, Prime Metro BMD Industrial Services Corporation, and Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines have already expressed intention to support.
Interested participants and sponsors may contact Jenny Obsania/Elna Divino at 0917-8372098/8-82826656/02-79106390.
Sponsors include MDC, Meralco, Negros Power, Palarca & Baluyot Law Office, Philippine Sports Commission endorsed by Senator Bong Go, UP College of Business, Administrative Alumni Association, Unilever, Upsilon Sigma Phil Batch 1994, Y & A Law Firm and Atty Bienvenido Somera Jr. and Zuellig Pharma Corp.