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2nd Villar Sipag "Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge" Extended until April 30, 2018

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This is a friendly competition among the Filipino Youth whose social enterprises can contribute in alleviating the poverty situation in their respective communities. The participating groups who submit/nominate the most thought-provoking and well- reasoned social enterprise will take the cash prize. Ten (10) Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprises shall be selected as winners. Each entry shall go through thorough evaluation, comprehensive screenings and rational project defense. Entries will be judged and selected by a panel of social entrepreneurs and socio-civic specialists.

HOW TO JOIN

  • Fill-out the downloaded application form and send to villarsipagyouth@gmail.com with the subject "2018 Youth Challenge - [Name of the Social Enterprise]" together with completed summary of the social enterprise and other supporting documents (if any). Your summary must be concise -- minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 pages.

  • To be considered, entries must include the following information: Group Name with each participant's full name, age, birth dates, email address and contact number. Each group must have at least 2-3 youth members, whose ages fall between 16-29 years old, as of date of entry submission. We require a copy of authenticated birth certificates.

  • All entries must be duly received by Villar SIPAG Secretariat. All decisions made by the judges are final and not subject to appeal.

  • All entries that will pass the initial screening process will go through a site validation/evaluation. If ANY false or misleading information has been submitted, the participant shall be disqualified even without prior notification.

  • Only one unique social enterprise model entry per participating group

  • Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as the quality of the ideas, sustainability of the project and should identify positions to justify that poverty reduction measures were met for their respective communities.

  • There will be 10 winning entries. Each shall receive P150,000 cash prize.

  • All products and services must conform to environment-protection standards; it should also address waste management measures in any given social enterprise set-up.

  • Deadline of submission is until APRIL 30, 2018.

ENTRY CONCENTRATION

  • Food or agricultural products

  • Recycling waste materials or agricultural waste products

  • Green inventions/Environment saving inventions/Green technology

  • Water/waste/energy solutions

  • Rural and urban innovations

  • Information technology

  • Livelihood development

  • Others that may be allowed

WHO CAN JOIN

· College students / Masteral Students

· Out-of-school youth

· Young professionals

· Social enterprise groups

· Young entrepreneurs

· Youth organizations; and

· Other community organizations. All entries must be in operations for atleast 3 YEARS.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Please click here to print your Application Form http://www.villarsipag.org/yprc/APP_FORM_YOUTH_2018.pdf