The University Student Government and the Mechanical Engineering Society of De La Salle University will be holding an advocacy-based car show competition entitled “Automized: The Green Light Project”. This two-day car show will be held at the Philippine National Bank (PNB) Main Office grounds along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City on March 17-18, 2012.

In partnership with PNB, the car show aims to raise funds for the Child Friendly Spaces Project of the University Student Government.

The event will run from 9am to 10pm on the first day and 8am to 10pm on the second day; and will showcase various talents, interest and hobbies of car enthusiasts, particularly those from the Lasallian community.

The event will feature performers, exhibitors and car dealers. Guests may also avail of great deals through PNB’s special auto loan rates during the event.

Organizational Roles

The University Student Government (USG) recognizes its vital role in promoting students’ holistic formation through different programs and activities aimed to address the needs and interests of the students, including community development projects. On the other hand, the Mechanical Engineering Society (MES) is the professional organization of Mechanical Engineering students, which caters to the needs and interests of their members, including organizing car shows, which are in line with their field of profession.

Child Friendly Spaces

This year, in line with the University’s mission of bridging faith and scholarship in service of the poor, the USG, together with the DLSU Center for Social Concern and Action spearheaded the Child Friendly Spaces Project. It is an advocacy in line with the UN Millennium development goals to give safety and security to the children in deprived communities by creating child friendly spaces for them. The space consists of a daycare, study area, mini library and a computer room. The first child friendly space was constructed this school year in Baranggay 704 in Malate Manila. Through the project, the USG may be able to attain sustainability of their efforts not only to help the children but the community as a whole. Together with MES through the Automized 2012: The Greenlight Project, they plan to expand and create more child friendly spaces in the upcoming school year.