What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Child- friendly and Right-based Teaching advocacy solution successfully partnered with major schools and universities, civil society groups, church and media sponsoring the conference of mining and ecology attended by 3,000 university students. The Governor was compelled to immediately suspend the operation of a large mining company operating in the province.
Additionally, the environment advocacy presentations of children violin class and the children theatre group of partner teachers and parents during the mining conference rendered their services for free. The presentation inspired the children, parents and teachers.
My Parent Empowerment advocacy working with our community school benefited hundreds of parents and school children such as the approval of additional lounge for primary grade children and parents during lunch breaks provided a parenting place and child mentoring inside the school premises.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
For the next three year the project will have established its presence in communities and schools catering 50 -100 students benefiting from the after after-school mentoring program on creative arts and 100- 150 for academic tutorial services on a yearly basis. 10%-20% of which are scholars.The children show confidence and positive behavior of nurturing and caring for others and their community through participation in community service.
We will have a minimum of 300 parents or caregivers that will benefit from the parent empowerment program attending workshops, counselling and peer mentoring for free or minimal cost.
A well- developed 10 school partners where we help teachers teaching child-friendly and rights-based learning orientation and practices to their students.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The main problems that hinder the success of my project is how to sustain program activities and the possible irregularity of children enrolment in the after- class mentoring and tutorial program due to the increasing cost of living.
My strategy in overcoming these barriers is to look for grants and networks that will help in reducing the expenses and creating financial opportunities to sustain my advocacy. Upgrading and innovating more activities that are attractive for parents and school to invest in the project.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Consolidate networks of parents, civil society organizations and schools; active promotions of services; acquiring start-up proj
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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
I am social worker and a women rights activist in the Philippines. WHO reported that 22.6% are living below $1.00 a day and 51% or 94 million Filipino families said they are poor. Over the years of working with women, I always cried witnessing children going to school hungry and barefoot. My story, my family story of battling poverty inspired me to be a part of a social change movement that cares for women and children. My two children especially my eight year old daughter inspired me to pursue this child rights and right- based learning system because of my frustration with the traditional educational system that blinds children of the social realities and training them to be self –centered, apathetic and competitive.I am so passionate to start up an child friendly annd rights-based alternative learning center for children and youth because they are the hope of the next generation for a brighter future.