In an effort to support the emerging social enterprise sector of the Philippines, an international organization has opened an academy to help early-stage social entrepreneurs and people with advocacies jump-start their businesses and causes.
Makesense opened the doors of Makesense Academy, an incubation program designed to support beginning social entrepreneurs in the Philippines by providing monthly allowances to the founding entrepreneurs and personalized mentorships, complete with experts, to help them grow their business.
“Makesense Philippines has been engaging Filipino youth with social entrepreneurship for social and environmental advocacies, such as sustainable tourism, agriculture, and clean energy. The social enterprise sector is growing but more support is needed especially for those who are just starting out,” Léa Klein, country director, Makesense Philippines, said.
Now on its 2nd year, the academy offers other perks including access to free office spaces and regular training sessions. Makesense, which was founded in France in 2010, has been working in the Philippines for four years now and has offices in Paris, Mexico, Beirut, Dakar, Lima, and Abidjan.
Makesense is accepting applications until March 3, 2019.