|Participants waiting for the opening of Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012|
|Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012 crowd during the opening on August 26, 2012|
Pay It Forward System
|Gigi Anne Lapira, UKS2012's officer-in-charge during the Opening Ceremony|
A social entrepreneurship in its nature and an event-for-a-cause, Lapira said in an interview: “It is the biggest social entrepreneurship event not just the biggest livelihood event considering this is our first time event.”
“For our big time exhibitors, it is just secondary to promote their products. For our entrepreneurs, social relevance is higher than the market relevance. Most of the exhibitors are already made and have money; they have joined because of the purpose and relevance of the program.”
|JM Cruz posed at the BUSKWELA, courtesy of AREZA Group of Companies & ICSM to be used in regional trainings.|
She continued that this goes beyond the commercial side of the trade exposition of being commercial in nature. It goes beyond the commercial aspect. By trying to help others, she said, this becomes an individual social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (if they are corporation).
With this advocacy, she said: “More people have joined together and more alliances are coming to link with us forming a bandwagon of success in entrepreneurship, like the name of Joey Concepcion from Go Negosyo and the Secretary Joel Villanueva for TESDA accreditation.”
UNLAD Kabuhayan Summit 2012 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with guests and participants.
Mayor Calixto supports livelihood program in Pasay
|Mayor Antonino G. Calixto during Opening Ceremony of 'Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012|
He said that livelihood is a pillar of economic development and it contributed 13% of P9.7 B gross domestic product last year. He was glad to say: “It’s more fun in the Philippines, but fun begins in Pasay!"
On Social Entrepreneurship
In essence, social entrepreneurship as defined in Wikipedia as: “Social entrepreneurship is the recognition of a social problem and the uses of entrepreneurial principles to organise, create and manage a social venture to achieve a desired social change.”
This entrepreneurship event is in partnership with the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (NET25, Pinas FM 95.5 and DZEC 1062 KHz) and in collaboration with New Era University and TESDA.
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