Monsanto Fund and Human Nature scholars graduate from Gawad Kalinga’s SEED Program
The scholars of Monsanto and Human Nature already received their diploma, marking the end of their two-year course at Gawad Kalinga’s School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (GK-SEED).
The GK-SEED was launched in 2014 to provide an education-based solution to rural development.
It is the country’s first school for social entrepreneurship for the poor which prepares students to create social enterprises with a vision to develop rural areas through rural job and wealth creation.
During the two-year program, students take a variety of courses that focus on character development, enterprise management, communications, business math, and agriculture.
The school is also a pilot program that will be replicated to provide quality education to thousands in communities across the Philippines. It aims to raise the next generation of agri-entrepreneurs.
“It is the first school to be training people from the bottom of the pyramid, specifically the young to actually learn business. We teach them to become employers and leaders,” said Mark Lawrence Cruz, Director of GK-SEED Philippines.
“Our vision for them is to lead their communities out of poverty,” he added.