PNS Scholars Unleash the Heroes in them

The Annual Leadership Conference of the PHINMA National Scholarship Program entitled “Hero in Me” was attended by a total of 96 scholars from PNU Manila, UP Diliman, and PUP Sta. Mesa. It was held at Communication Foundation for Asia, Sta. Mesa, Manila last January 4-6, 2019.

PNS Scholars from PNU, PUP and UP Diliman

This year’s conference highlighted the value of patriotism, and how each of us can become everyday heroes who actively contribute in nation-building. It was facilitated by volunteers from the PNS Alumni Association, with the assistance of the entire PFI team.

Mr. Peter V. Perfecto
PHINMA Public Affairs
Mr. Terence Ang
Unilab Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Jing Magsaysay
Mr. Ryan Bestre
Solar Pacific Energy Corp.
Ms. Maningning Vilog
EcoHumas, Inc.
Ms. Kats Navarro
The Martial Law Chronicles Project

Invited speakers from different NGOs also gave tips to the scholars on how they started their own advocacies, as well as how they were able to sustain it and measure its impact.

At the end of the three-day conference, the scholars were able to realize their own advocacies which they pitched to a pool of facilitators and PFI representatives. They were critiqued based on their advocacy’s feasibility and sustainability. At the end, five advocacy proposals were recognized and were given awards.

Tinag Sining
Teaching arts to kids in Paranaque
Promotes Filipino culture
Paper Plane Project
Aims to listen, spread positivity and foster belongingness within PUP community

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Helps the environment thru recycling of used papers
Handa sa Eskwela, Handa sa Sakuna
Promotes emergency preparednes among schools
Accounting for Non-Accountants
Promotes basic accounting knowledge for SME

It is hoped that through this leadership conference, the scholars will become more aware of the needs around them; and ultimately become “heroes” who choose to respond to those needs.