A graduate of Foundation University has been chosen as a regional finalist for the search of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).
Marco G. Fernando from the College of Business Administration now joins this year’s 20 student achievers in the Central Visayas Region who will undergo a two-day formation activity.
Earlier this year, Fernando was named Most Outstanding Student of the Year in recognition for his active involvement in the academic and co-curricular endeavors in the University (2019). In 2018, he was also awarded University Leadership Award and Most Outstanding Organization President.
One of Fernando’s achievements is the founding of ADUNA – an organization now composed of 45 members from the business programs, engineering, education, biology and hospitality management.
ADUNA, which means “there are/there is” in Visayan dialect, was founded in March 2018 and was originally composed of 15 members most of which were business students after the 1st Social Business Socials (SBS) hosted by Foundation University. The name conveys the thought that “there are” still people who are willing to work for change.
The organization’s mission is “To create learning and volunteering opportunities for young individuals to experience and develop a love for the environment.”
Its current projects include coastal clean-up, reef dome project, “Kapin Uno” Project tote bags, waste audit and brand assessment, trash to art project, information education and communication Campaign on proper waste segregation, production of radio plugs on environmental awareness, mangrove planting and the conduct of surveys on proper waste segregation.