Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Filipino Stars
Marvin Agustin (MNS photo)

Marvin Agustin (MNS photo)

Marvin Agustin has added another feather to his cap after he opened a school to teach the youth about entrepreneurship.

Agustin established a school that will cater to incoming Grade 11 students who wish to study culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship in the future.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Agustin recalled his days as a student and how it paved the way for him to build his own school.

“It was on May 15, 2016 where I took part in a shoot for my newest project, Entreplab School. I looked at the students, some of which will be our future students, and I was immediately brought back to my days when I walked in their shoes. We shot at the Entreplab School campus. It is located on the former Sta. Rita College-Annex grounds, a campus which was my alma mater, and where I spent a good 10 years of my life growing up,” he said.

Feeling nostalgic, Agustin visited a particular spot that has remained unchanged for years.

“I couldn’t help but chuckle as I heard the voices of my strict teachers who echoed their disappointment because I was more focused on the words carved on my desk rather than the lessons they have written on the board. I remember all the jokes I cracked, when my classmates laughed hysterically and my teachers frowned unappreciative,” he recalled.

Agustin described himself as a “makulit” student.

“I have to admit, I did not have the highest of grades, if anything, I was ‘struggling to learn’ sabi nila. But maybe it was because Math formulas, past participles and laboratory reports never really appealed to me as something I needed.”

Instead, Agustin considers himself as someone “who yearned to learn the challenges of real life- what I thought I needed to succeed.”

“In that corner of the room, I was always caught in daydream, visualizing my future that none of my books could picture for me. Then I got to thinking again, where the misbehavior rooted from? Maybe I repeatedly questioned; what if school actually helped me,” he said.

And this is what prompted him to build a school which will give students a feel of how it is in real life.

“I hope that our future students realize this once in a lifetime opportunity before them. A chance to change the problems of the past and be optimistic of a future they can create,” he said.

“I just know that we have a dedicated group of faculty, business partners and industry leaders willing to provide them creative resources to be our country’s next success stories. This is an opportunity for you, take it- take it and succeed,” he added.

Aside from showbiz, Agustin has ventured into different businesses including the food service industry and concert promotions. (MNS)

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