Monday July 23, 2018

DTI-Armm sets week-long social enterprise camp

THE Department of Trade and Industry-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-Armm) announced that a week-long social enterprise camp is set to be held from November 5 to 11 in Davao City.

DTI-Armm Secretary Anwar Malang said the camp is aimed to gather diverse individuals who would like to explore their creative side while offering space to exchange, foster, think, and collaborate about social innovations through social enterprise.

The camp is an activity initiated by the DTI-Armm in partnership with Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education Development (SCSP-Seed).

SCSP-Seed is a project financed by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the British Council.

Through the camp, Malang said the SCSP-Seed hopes to encourage individuals to use social enterprise to create visions for a better, secure and more prosperous future.

Malang said the camp is open to youth organizations, civil society organizations, cooperatives, community, or people’s organizations seeking to deepen their social impact in a more sustainable manner through entrepreneurship.

He said the camp is open to the youth and even to the elderly who are willing to learn through the project.

“They must submit a two-minute video, which will explain the impact of their social enterprise idea to the community,” he added.

A seed funding of P100,000 and a one-year mentoring support will be given to each generated idea that best fit the contest’s criteria.

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Completed application forms should be emailed to, or can be submitted through the DTI-Armm’s office in Cotabato City.

Deadline for applications will be on October 21 and the announcement of the participants will be on October 26.

This year’s week-long social enterprise camp is anchored on the theme “Local Changes: A Social Enterprise Ideation Camp.” (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)