Forging Partnership Towards Social Enterprise Awareness in ARMM

05 March 2018. The British Council and The Moropreneur Inc signed partnership to raise Social Enterprise awareness in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The project is under the European Union co-funded programme titled Strengthening CSO Participation in Social Enterprise Education and Development for Decent Work, Job Creation and SME Development (CSO-SEED) (Component 3: Small scale support services/ SEED Grant).

CSO SEED envisages a series of activities that will be delivered to support a greater understanding of social enterprise amongst the local population, particularly vulnerable groups in the ARMM. TMI, thus, will be taking the lead in implementing creative campaigning activities, specifically in raising awareness on the results of the research undertaken entitled ‘Reaching the Farthest First: The Social Enterprise in the Philippines.

The project entitled Choice and Opportunities through Social Enterprise (chooSE) will contribute to three outcomes as part of the CSO-SEED logical framework and towards achieving the purpose stated above. These are:

  1. Increase activity of social entrepreneurs and advocates in the proposed Bangsamoro region;
  2. Engage government, the private sector and the general public to increase support and understanding of SE; and,
  3. Enhance CSO and youth participation in local governance and social enterprise awareness and policy reforms.

More than 1,000 senior high and college students; 500 women; 50 CSOs; 50 government offices and around 20,000 individuals in the region will be made aware on social enterprise through series of creative activities such as radio program, provincial FGDs, education to social enterprise in schools, among others will be conducted. It will run from March to October 2018.

This project is also in partnership with the ARMM agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN) and local government units.

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