Thursday, June 21, 2007

Help Change the World -- Without Quitting Your Day Job

Do you want to help create positive change in our society?
Do you have a great idea/s on how to make life better for many Filipinos?
Do you want to do something that will benefit future generations of Filipinos?

If your answer is Yes to all of these questions then this seminar is for you!

The Ateneo de Manila-School of Government in cooperation with Avant Change (a non-profit organization based at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government) will be conducting a 1-day seminar-workshop for Professionals and Graduate students entitled, "Help Change the World: A Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations". The main objectives of the seminar are as follows:

- Introduce participants to the concept of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations in Development.

- Discuss Real Life examples of Social Entrepreneurs both in the Philippines and Abroad.

- Help participants in designing viable and effective social enterprises that will address key social problems in their community.

The seminar-workshop will be held on July 28,2007 (Saturday) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ateneo de Manila University-Professional Schools, Rockwell Center, Makati City. A seminar fee of P 2,000 pesos will be charged per participant. Seminar Fee will cover snacks, lunch, materials and certificate for the seminar. This seminar-workshop will be limited to only 30 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Interested participants can email Reese Fernandez at For more inquiries, you can contact Reese at (02) 426-4279. Deadline of registration will be on July 21,2007 (Saturday).

Harvey S. Keh, Director for Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship of the Ateneo de Manila School of Government will be the lead facilitator for this seminar. Harvey helped establish two education reform organizations namely, Pathways to Higher Education-Philippines and the Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation. Harvey is also a fellow at the Asian Institute of Management's Mirant Center for Bridging Societal Divides and at the Asia Society. Aside from these involvements, Harvey also teaches Development Studies and Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University-Loyola Schools. For more information about Pathways to Higher Education and AHON Foundation, you can visit their websites at and .

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