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Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2010
Tony Meloto -Gawad Kalinga (GK) -Philippines
GK tackles poverty by combining multiple solutions in GK villages. Through corporate sponsorships, GK works with impoverished communities to build homes, schools, clinics, community centres and businesses. Services include educational programmes for youth, trained community health workers and capacity building for solid waste management programmes.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identifies a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.
although nominations for 2011 in Asia already are closed …. here is some background information:
The Search and Selection process for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
The Regional Search in Asia is open to all organizations in the region except those based in India.
Having read the criteria for selection, if you believe you qualify as a candidate, please apply by 15 February 2011.
If you think you know someone who should be a candidate, forward this link to him or her.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
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