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Learn how to use profits for a better world

Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government is offering a social entrepreneurship and governance training program.
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A social entrepreneur is a person that identifies a social problem and applies business principles to bring about enduring change in the community. Learn and discover effective and sustainable ways of solving some of our country’s most difficult social problems or simply creating a change in your own, little way.


Join the 8th Social Entrepreneurship and Governance Training Program every Saturday from June 23 to October 13, 2012 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Ateneo School of Government, Fr. Ortiz Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Through lectures, discussions, and case studies of actual social enterprises, this program will have you introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship as innovative means to solve social problems using entrepreneurial skills. The program will help you develop new and innovative social enterprise business plans to help you towards making a positive contribution in our society. Moreover, the program will also help you in developing ways by which you can earn profit while at the same time uplift the lives of the marginalized sectors of our country. Mentoring sessions with social enterprise experts will also be afforded as an opportunity to further improve your social enterprise business plan.

The main faculty member for this program will be Atty. Arnel Casanova, a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Program fee is P19, 500 inclusive of a book on social entrepreneurship, How to Change the World by David Bornstein, class materials, and a certificate of completion. Members of the academe, government and non-profit organizations can also be given a discount or a scholarship on a case to case basis. They can send a letter asking for a scholarship grant to

 Less 20 percent for those who register and complete their payment on or before June 1. A group discount of 10 percent is also offered to groups of three or more. Early bird groups will be given a 25 percent discount. Deadline of registration and payment will be on June 15, Friday. To register, please contact Myra de Leon at (02) 990.3282 or you can send an email to

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