UA&P students top Unilab competition

UA&P students top Unilab competition

by UA&P News Desk on October 11, 2010 - 2:26 pm

UA&P wins Unilab contest

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) recently won the grand prize in Unilab’s Ideas Positive competition, earning for the university P100,000 to use as seed money in its extension work in Brgy. San Joaquin in Pasig City.

Under the banner of the Unilab Youth Camp for Change program, Ideas Positive is an idea-generation camp and competition for college students that promotes developmental, and research-based social marketing initiatives that advance health and wellness awareness and practices at the grassroots level.

Students involved in BIGGKAS, a socio-civic university program, submitted the project proposal, “Buklod Bukid: Sowing Nutrition, Reaping Hope,” introducing a “farm in the city” concept of developing new hydroponic farming technology for the community. The produce from this urban garden could be used to start a feeding program for the malnourished children of Brgy. San Joaquin and catalyze new business ventures for the local women in bottling new items through direct selling

In addition to the cash prize, the team, composed of freshmen Albertine Din and Patricia Regalado, sophomores Grayson Gil Yanez, Jean Reyes, Salve Regina Capulong and Carmina Rivera, and team coach Anna Alejo, was also awarded a three-day group package to Boracay.

The finalists presented and defended their project plans before a board of judges composed of multi-sectoral representatives from Unilab and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Manila. Judging was based on the analysis of the community’s need, innovativeness and feasibility of the project, presentation and a panel defense. The runners-up were the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas.

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