Fourteen days before Christmas, nine Dualtech scholars of Marubeni Foundation, Inc (MSFI) attended its 29th Annual Scholars’ Night. Throughout the years, Marubeni invites its scholars, past and present, together with the Board of Trustees and Officers of MSFI, Marubeni Philippines Corporation and representatives of beneficiary schools in its annual gathering to listen to the testimonies of success and gratitude.
How the Scholars of Lao Foundation are contributing to the enrichment of their community
Unlike most students their age, Leo and Isaiah have already mapped a vision of the future in their heads.
Leo Samarita knew at a very young age that he was destined to become a breadwinner. The eldest son of a sari-sari store owner and a canvasser, Leo has taken to delivering fresh vegetables to the market at the crack of dawn, peddling balut until the late hours of the evening, all while attending classes in the hours between. His weekends are a routine of odd jobs and errands to make ends meet. Leo’s empty hours on the weekends are spent writing homework and studying for exams, and he keeps only a couple of hours for sleep before rising to another day of back-breaking work and rigorous study.
Before the word corporate social responsibility became a buzzword of every organization, may it be industrial, academe or government, Dualtech lived the very essence of practicing civic consciousness and responding to social thought of the Church. For this reason, Dualtech has produced graduates of moral values, dignified work ethics and excellent technical know- how. This, together with the concurrent challenge in various industries, was the central concerns discussed on the conducted forum during the Partner’s Recognition Event held at Dualtech Center, October 25.
Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, Harvard University alumnus and professor at University of Asia and the Pacific, addressed the local industries and stakeholders of Dualtech Center with a largely optimistic view on local and global economies, during the Economic Briefing held at Dualtech Training Center on November 15.
As part of the vision to contribute in alleviating poverty across all regions of the Philippines, Dualtech Center, through the effort of the Community Relations Office and Partners and Programs Office, welcomed about 30 coordinators from Bohol, Cebu, and Davao last November 8-10, 2018.
Participants, majority of whom are affiliated with the Department of Education, had undergone Dualtech 101, a seminar- workshop and immersion specially designed to introduce Dualtech Center and its adopted dual- training system, life skills and work values for Visayas and Mindanao community representatives.
Artesyn Embedded Technologies, one of the world’s largest and most successful power supply companies welcomed Dualtech and its guests for a company tour which highlighted the partnership with Dualtech Center for a decade.
“About 20% of our internal hiring- or source of hiring- comes from Dualtech,” Ms. Lorna Godoy, Human Resource Head shared. “They [trainees] are not only good technically, but they also have the right attitude that they have imbibed the Artesyn culture in a very quick and efficient manner.”