Dowell Scholar: Transforming an Empanada Vendor into a Web Developer
"Dati po akong tindero ng empanada, ngayon, Web Developer na ako." (I used to be an empanada seller, but now I'm a Web Developer.)
These words from Joshua Arensol, one of the Dowell Scholar Graduates, brought so much emotion to all of the attendees at the last Dowell Scholar Awards and Recognition.
Dowell Appliances Philippines, a brand known for its high-quality and affordable appliances, held its Dowell Scholar Awards and Recognition last October 26, 2022. In 2018, Dowell Scholar started to help Filipino students finish their college education and reach their dreams. As part of its corporate social responsibility to the community, the Dowell Scholar aims to help qualified Filipino students who are eager to finish their studies but cannot afford tuition fees and other necessities. Dowell's motto "Bring Goodness to Life" not only reaches every household by bringing goodness through its high-quality appliances but has also brought goodness to every life of the Dowell Scholar graduates and new awardees.
The Dowell Scholar Awards and Recognition started with a prayer, followed by an inspirational and congratulatory speech from the AVP for Sales and Marketing, Ms. Karen Marie Colasino. She highlighted the importance of sticking to the ABCs of success which is: A-aim High; B-believe in yourself; and C-commit to your dreams. She ended her speech by saying, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart."