LETS DO IT
University of the Philippines Circle of Industrial Engineering Majors (UP CIEM)
Sitio Pulo, Brgy. Tanza, Navotas
The organization UP CIEM in UP Diliman has one vision-to develop its members who strive for academic excellence, social relevance and leadership in service. Its foundation providing an organization of support, assistance and relationships to the students remains true. LETS DO IT project is an outreach program which aims to give a yearlong assistance to the beneficiary community in their livelihood by providing a sustainable income-generating venture, in the youth’s education through a series of classes and skills development sessions. LETS DO IT is a collaboration of different organizations and institutions that worked toward a common goal—to help Sitio Pulo, a small island in Navotas City, Metro Manila. The project provided an avenue for the community people to widen the scope of their income-generating activities.
In 2015, the organization organized various livelihood seminars to community members particularly mothers to better equip them on how to earn money. The organization have also turned over 45 boats and fishnets to the community members in partnership with the Yellow Boat Foundation. Because of the newly acquired boats, residents’ income increased from Php300-500 to Php500-3000 per day. Aside from increased income, the boats also paved way for kids in Sitio Pulo to continue chasing their dreams through education in schools in the mainland city.