Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. participates in the Solar Energy Festival

T.I.P. students, faculty members, and academic officers led by Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Llanes (9th from L, 2nd row) are shown together with My Shelter Foundation’s Liter of Light Executive Director, Illac Angelo Diaz (8th from L, 2nd row) during the Solar Energy Festival with the finished lamp posts powered by solar energy in the background.

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) participated in the Solar Energy Festival held recently at San Lorenzo Sunday Market, Makati City.

This multidisciplinary community outreach program is held in support to the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015) and in collaboration with My Shelter Foundation’s Liter of Light under the leadership of its Executive Director, Illac Angelo Diaz.

The Liter of Light project is a global open-source movement aiming to provide ecologically sustainable and cost-free lighting for simple dwellings.

More than 200 T.I.P. students and faculty members built houselights powered by solar energy for two villages in Layag, Zamboanga in Mindanao.

To raise global awareness about the role of light-based technology in promoting sustainable development and providing solutions to global challenges, T.I.P. students also showcased their artwork designs made of solar lights in plastic bottles to produce chandeliers, table lamps, and lamp posts among others.

A workshop on how to solder and assemble a solar light was also conducted by T.I.P. students for walk-in volunteers. Also, part of the event was a poster-making activity facilitated by T.I.P. students for interested participants along the theme “Making Filipinos aware of energy poverty.”

T.I.P. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cynthia Llanes, the Assistant Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs, Deans, Program Chairs, and other T.I.P. Officers also participated in the Solar Energy Festival.

This activity is expected to contribute to the attainment of T.I.P. student outcomes along with strengthening creativity, productivity, and social responsibility values among students.