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Beneficiaries of a government-sponsored livelihood program in Negros Occidental recently held a study tour last May 27 inside Foundation University and around Dumaguete City.

Composed of beneficiaries from Brgy. Bubog and Brgy. Efigenio Lizares of Silay City, the group was introduced to the sustainable and eco-friendly practices by students of the Department of Architecture and Fine Arts.

During the said presentation, the livelihood program beneficiaries found interest on the use of bamboo in the architectural structures and designs in the campus’ buildings and even in the Estudio Damgo (ED) projects, which now runs on its fifth year.

Due to the expressed interest, architecture students who are currently doing the ED V project brought the visitors to the north campus where the proper treatment of bamboo is being done by their team in preparation for the building’s construction.

The visitors were also shown the previous projects through videos and site visit of ED IV, the Tourist Assistance and Information Center located at Rizal Boulevard.

With the inputs learned, the group aims to apply with their livelihood projects the the knowledge they have gained from their visit at FU more specifically on the proper treatment of bamboo.

Foundation University takes pride in its sustainable and eco-friendly practices as it aims to advocate and promote the use of locally-available materials for designing and building structures.