SnO events

20 November 2017



Come and meet 5 young entrepreneurs supported by the Filipino Gawad Kalinga NGO, who work hard to "hack poverty" in the Philippines with social entrepreneurship!

Five entrepreneurs of GK

Gawad Kalinga (GK), which means “to give care”, was founded in 2003 by Antonio Meloto. It is a movement that builds integrated, holistic & sustainable communities in slum areas and remote rural communities with a vision to end poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2024.
GK’s plan, called GK 777, is split into three "phases", of 7 years each:

  • 2003-2010 – 1st phase : Social justice with social impact. GK created 2300 communities all over the country alleviating poverty for 1 million families.
  • 2011-2017 – 2nd phase: Social artistry. For GK communities to be self-sufficient,

GK launched in 2010 the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) to serve as an incubator for local and international social entrepreneurs and create jobs in the Philippines. In 2014, it launched the School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED Philippines) that provides an education-based solution to rural development. It prepares students to create social enterprises that will develop rural areas through rural job and wealth creation.

To date, GK-CSI has incubated several successful social enterprises such as Bayani Brew and Plush & Play. It today supports younger projects such as  FreeBirds or Oh GK.

In the last three years, SEED Philippines has opened its doors to over 100 scholars from all across the Philippines

  • The GK 777 third phase will be 2018-2024: Social progress by working on scale and sustainability of what have been established earlier.

The event is co-organized by the Society & Organizations (SnO) Center and ESP'R  association that helps raise awareness on social entrepreneurship on HEC campus.

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