Attending the commencement were Robert Vogtle, Chief Financial Officer - Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank, and Ruby Chan of AkarakA, as well as De La Salle coordinators and two of the graduates’ mentors from Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Knowledge Services, Edgar Ampil and Jake Manzanares. Deutsche Bank and staff volunteers have supported AkarakA consistently, making graduations like these possible. The Bank’s financial support and volunteers’ contributions have changed the lives of these young adults and their families for the better.
A celebratory dim sum lunch followed the commencement.
New challenges lie ahead for the graduates, but opportunities that may not otherwise have been available are now possibilities. In Kristen Atregenio’s case, a job at Citibank’s Philippine service centre is lined up.
Guidance and mentorship will continue as AkarakA aims to help the graduates navigate their way to the next phase of their journey.