Saturday 05 July 2014

The British Council in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) is happy to announce the call for applications for this year’s I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Ideation Camp from 19 – 25 October 2014. The Camp aims to bring together young people from ages 18-30 who would like  to explore their creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaboration about groundbreaking social innovation through social enterprise. Ideas generated during the camp that best fit the Changemaker criteria gets seed funding of Php 100,000 each for implementation. This year, we are looking for Changemakers for Resiliency, Reconstruction, and Recovery. Through this project, the British Council hopes to encourage a special breed of social entrepreneurs –changemakers, who can use social enterprise to create visions for a better, safer, and more secure 


Camp Programme and Trainers

The Camp programme includes workshops and training sessions under British experts from the University of Northampton and local experts from Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc (SEDPI). The University of Northampton is the first in the UK and Europe to be awarded the international  accolade of ‘Changemaker Campus’ by the Ashoka U, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs. This is in recognition recognition of the university’s commitment to social enterprise and the excellence of the opportunities this commitment gives to its students. There are only 24 universities globally that have been awarded the ‘Changemaker’ recognition. SEDPI is a private organization composed of young and dynamic social entrepreneurs who were previously employed in non-government organizations. SEDPI’s niche is to provide innovative capacity building and management services for microfinance institutions and social enterprises. Aside from training sessions, camp participants will also get the chance to visit existing social enterprises and hear talks from young people who have put up their own businesses.



25 September 2014 Application deadline

01 October 2014 Announcement of participants

19 October 2014 Camp starts

25 October 2014 Camp ends

To apply to the I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Ideation Camp please log on to For further queries please call 555 3000 or email



Notes to Editor

Notes to Editors

• The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. 
• We build relationships and understanding between people in the UK and other countries and increase appreciation of the UK’s creative ideas and achievements overseas. 
• We are a non-political organisation.
• We operate in 110 countries worldwide.