20 Coke Barkadahan Grant awardees named

CokeAfter careful deliberation of applications from college organizations all over Metro Manila, 20 projects by students that aim to help educational, environmental and healthy living causes have been selected and awarded by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, the social investment arm of Coca-Cola Philippines and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, under its Coke Barkadahan Grants Program.

Awardees each received P20,000 for projects ranging from building mini-libraries near public elementary schools to reforesting the border of Lian, Batangas with mangroves.

The Coke Barkadahan Grants Program aims to open opportunities for Filipino college students to execute their own project proposals on environmental stewardship, education, and active healthy living.

“Coca-Cola wants to inspire the youth to be active players in nation-building,” says Cecile Alcantara, president of Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines (CCFPI). “We believe in supporting the building blocks of every young person’s development through education and health, and championing the drive to cultivate the spirit of citizenship.”

The Coke Barkadahan Grants Program is aligned with the global Coca-Cola sustainability framework, “Me, We, World,” which focuses on improving personal well-being (“Me”), building stronger communities (“We”) and protecting the environment (“World”).

Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines and concurrently chairman of CCFPI; Juan Carlos Dominguez, Human Resource and Corporate Communications director of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines and vice-chairman of CCFPI; and Atty. Adel Tamano, vice-president for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines joined Ms. Alcantara in personally awarding the winners.

20 projects across 18 college organizations were awarded. The winners included:

• Project: Aklat Mo, Sagot Ko
Organization: Progressive and Responsive Organization of Pharmacy (PROPharm), University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: Basa Basa Rin Pag May Time
Organization: Philippine Society of Junior Environmental and Sanitary Engineers Inc (PSjENSEi), Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City
• Project: Build-a-Lab
Organization: Chemistry Society, Ateneo de Manila University
• Project: Creating a Healthy Environment
Organization: Chemical Engineering Society, Adamson University
• Project: EARIST-APSOC Educational Community Outreach
Organization: Applied Physics Society, Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
• Project: eskWElang on d’ Go!
Organization: Political Society, University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: E-Waste Project
Organization: Circuit, University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: Handog Karunungan, Kaakbay Kalikasan
Organization: Public Relations Society of the Philippines, University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: IT 4 ALL (Information Technology id for All: Training sa Barangay, Pampublikong Paaralan At NGO)
Organization: Institute of Brilliant Information Technology Students (iBITS), Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: Mangrove Tree Planting
Organization: Progressive and Responsive Organization of Pharmacy (PROPharm), University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: MUSMOSYALAN
Organization: Travel Society, University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: On the Move for the Mangrove
Organizaiton: Outdoor Club, De La Salle University
• Project: Project G: The Green Youth Movement
Organization: Industrial Engineering Club, University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: Project Lab Ko ‘To
Organization: Chemical Engineering Society, Inc., University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: Proposition R; Rebuild, Recover, Remediate
Organization: Progressive Responsive Innovative Movement in Engineering (PRIME), University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: SMALL DROP
Organization: Philippine Society of Junior Environmental and Sanitary Engineers Inc (PSjENSEi), Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City
• Project: The Phi Village
Organization: Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity, University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: Tulong Karunungan
Organization: Sandigan, University of the Philippines-Manila
• Project: You Pledge a Tree, They’ll Learn ABC
Organization: Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika (SAPUL), University of the Philippines-Diliman
• Project: YOUth can do IT! And Advocacy Towards Computer Literacy
Organization: Business and Information Technology Society (BITS), St. Scholastica’s College of Manila