Carlos Hilado Memorial State University, in collaboration with the Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas (TUP-Visayas) and Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF), launched the 3Zero Club, an initiative to realize a world of three zeros — zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all, on September 30, 2022 at the Function Hall, Green Building, Talisay (Main) Campus.
The 3Zero Club is a global network that is in line with the vision of Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and has a mission to inspire and enable the youth to ideate, create and lead with the entrepreneurial spirit to solve the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time.
In his welcome remarks, CHMSU Director for External Affairs Rhoderick K. Samonte thanked those present for signifying their commitment to the initiative. Andy L. Coscolluela, NWTF Assistant Manager for Strategic Partnerships, also expressed his gratitude and excitement for the club.
The launching event was also a venue for the parties to share ideas and best practices in line with the 3Zero Club objectives. Md Ar Rafiu Shajeb of TUP-Visayas said that a major concern in their campus is waste management, especially about food waste and use of plastics, while the CHMSU 3Zero Club representatives shared their plans to assist economically challenged students through entrepreneurial opportunities. Information dissemination and environmental initiatives were also presented by Czar Real and Sandra Ascalon of NWTF.
NWTF Assistant Director for Strategic Projects Raymond S. Serios expressed in his closing message that he hopes that the young people involved in this movement will take it on as a passion. “In a world of 3Zeros, there are more opportunities for you and your future,” he said.