Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Purity: Promoting Progress Through Progress and Health
Explain your project in details:
The project has three phases. The project will take place at a rural village called Sitio Mabilog, in Bamban, Tarlac. The first phase will be a medical mission that will be a medical mission to the residents of the area. Vaccinations and free medical check-ups will be provided, and it is to be enacted in partnership with the UST Medical Technology Society (A medical student organization). The second phase will be about sanitation. The residents will be informed about the essentials of sanitation via a seminar. The seminar will teach the residents how to practice proper sanitation, proper water maintenance, and food preparation. Finally, the third phase will be an irrigation project due to resolve the lack of water in the area. The water will be styled to a drip irrigation project in partnership with another student organization: UST Association of Civil Engineering.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The measurement of success will be the changes in the current lifestyle of the resident themselves. These changes can either be on the lifestyle of the residents or the number of residents afflicted with common diseases. Since it is a three-phase project, the project will take at least half a month to finish. The area is a partnered community of the university, so the funds will be automatically provided by the UST Simbahayan (the administration that oversees student organizations).
Sustainability and future plans
The materials necessary for the project will take approximately 20,000 PHP or $ 1,045. It includes the transportation of at least 45 volunteers, the medicine, and the artificial irrigation system that will be enacted in all three phases. The financing source of the project will be coming from the university's administrative arm called UST Simbahayan which oversees all the projects undertaken by student organizations. Since the community, Sitio Mabilog, Since the community has been a partner community of the university for many years, the university can secure funding from the university.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Paul Gelario has been an active student leader in his university for two years. He has been appointed Vice President of Research and Innovation of Earth-UST and Community Development Head of UST UNESCO. He has been selected despite having only one year of experience due to his reliability, great work ethic, and competence. Though he has already graduated at the university, the project that he co-proposed will be enacted next semester - a legacy that he will leave behind in the organization.