The Youth Enterprises for Peace (YEP) Award aims to help the next generation of leaders develop youth-led enterprises for peace, cohesion and resilience. We will work with these young people to equip them with the skills they will need to make a positive contribution to their communities through social enterprises. From a strong cohort of 16 youth who completed our Young ARMMpreneurs Workshop in September 2018, six social action projects have been selected for funding and implementation.
The six awardees are Sikad Pangkabuhayan (Afnan Abukhair), Cup of Hope (Norhanidah Macatoon), Sailing Garden (Yasir Tahil, as represented by Jerwin Salappudin), Palapa sa Lumba (Faisal Hadji Sapiin), Aldahas Kanakan (KapitalPeace) and Marawi Tourism Social Enterprise (Abdulrashid Dimnang).
Each YEP will receive funding of PH₱ 25,000 to 50,000, as determined by the evaluation panel. In the next six months, the awardees will have workshops, mentoring sessions and webinars by social entrepreneurs from across the globe through British Council’s network.
The YEP Award is under the CSO-SEED Programme of the British Council and the European Union. The overall objective of CSO-SEED is to contribute to stronger civil society capacity networks in the areas of decent work, job creation and SME development. CSO-SEED does this using the lens of social enterprise, an approach that has dividends in terms of social cohesion, conflict transformation and economic empowerment.