Some 30 Senior High School students from Alaminos and Buenaventura E. Fandialan Memorial Integrated National High Schools in Laguna underwent the first Cleanergy Ambassadors’ Training Program of AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) last March 7, 9, and 13.
The program is one of the initiatives of the Cleanergy Center that will help develop the skills and confidence of the youth, which in turn, will be the ambassadors of AboitizPower for its advocacy to educate people about clean and renewable energy.
The three-day training consisted of a tour of the Cleanergy Center and a working Geothermal Power Plant, a comprehensive discussion of over 50 power-related displays and presentations, and an actual tour guiding as the culminating activity.
Kevin Adam Basset, one of the students who has a cleft lip, shared an inspiring message after the training. “I learned a lot from this training; to be confident and hardworking. Hindi ko nakikita ang sarili ko na may depekto o abnormalidad dahil alam ko na kaya kong makasama sa mga magiging Youth Ambassadors and I am thankful for this opportunity that Cleanergy Center provided us,” Kevin said.
The APRI team members who took part in assessing the performance of the students in the culminating activity were impressed by the enthusiasm and confidence they have shown.
These students are the pioneer batch and will help the Cleanergy Center in developing tour guiding modules for future batches.
In partnership with the schools, the students who completed the training will likewise be given priority to supplement their immersion requirement at the Cleanergy Center as official tour guides. Further to the professional training, they will also receive an allowance from handling actual tours.
“APRI is fortunate to have these talented students who will soon be the ambassadors of AboitizPower’s Cleanergy brand. Partnering with the youth is a good foundation as we live up to our commitment to advancing business and communities toward driving change for a better world”, said APRI vice president for Corporate Services Noemi Sebastian.