Carlos Hilado Memorial State College conducted the 5th RIPPLES Training Camp for the 84 student leaders of its four campuses in its Talisay Campus on February 7-12.
RIPPLES stands for Responsive, Innovative, Proactive, and Passionate Leaders by Example and for Social Change. The six-day intensive training camp led by Rhoderick Samonte as camp director was organized by the Office for Student Affairs and Services.
It included team building activities provided by the Youth Empowering Youth Initiative and lectures and workshops on the following topics: core values, leadership, communication skills, events management, social media management, design thinking, project management, faith and spirituality leadership, and planning.
Speakers and resource persons of the camp were Janet Espinosa, PhD; Norberto Mangulabnan, PhD, SUC President III; Eusebio Tan, PhD; Rosalinda Tuvilla; Jay Estrellas, EdD; Teodoro Villanueva and Team YEY; Rhoderick Samonte; Gian Paolo Dingcong; Atty. Mark Steven Mayo; Nestor Guillaran; Eduardo Pillora Jr.; Alfred Lucot; Ann Gladys Ponteras; and Joel Tambuson.
On the 5th day of the training camp, the student leaders and camp facilitators planted a total of 706 narra seedlings at the Gawahon Eco-Park, Victorias City. The tree planting project is part of Bionihan which was initiated on January 2021 and is CHMSC’s commitment to biodiversity restoration and conservation and to fight climate change in the Province of Negros Occidental.
A memorandum of agreement between CHMSC, the City Government of Victorias, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was signed last year in support of Bionihan.*