In partnership with the City Social Welfare Development Office of Valenzuela, Social Entrepreneurship founders Ethan Qua and Zachary Lee conducted a seminar on budgeting skills for the Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP). Ethan and Zach discussed the benefits of having a budget. PYAP members also learned about various approaches to developing a budget and the importance of saving money.
Sales Promo and educational seminars
Our Social Entrepreneurship endeavor focused on helping a family start and operate a small store- EZ Sari Sari store. As we were thinking of creative ways to grow sales, we quickly recognized that the business could also make a positive contribution to the surrounding community. We developed a promotion where a ₱200 cumulative purchase would qualify customers to receive a promo kit, as long as they attend an educational seminar focused on health and wellness.
Our first seminar focused on Hygiene, where the corresponding promo kit contained related items such as soap, a toothbrush and alcohol. This was followed by a seminar on Nutrition and Exercise, with the kit containing items such as sardines, margarine and milk. The promotion was a resounding success. Aiza, the business owner, noted that aside from differentiating her store vs competitors, the educational program created a significant shift in how customers were teaching their children about cleanliness, nutrition and exercise.
We reached out to sponsors across the globe to fund the different promo kits. Ethan handled fundraising in the US, while Zach handled fundraising in Manila. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to educate the community on important issues. The fundraising also allows us to continue with upcoming seminars on topics such as Safety. Thank you again for everyone’s support. Here are some photos of our fundraising materials and kits.
Women for Women is a project by happy2help that enables the women of the Daughters of Charity community to start small businesses.
These small businesses would include fishball and veggie stands, made by unemployed moms and high school students: hardworking women who are finding ways to make ends meet.
In order to support these women, we helped create the logo for this small business, and helped fund the carts as well, which were made by city jail in Naic Cavite.
Here are photos of the finished fishball carts with the women for women artwork!!
TIE A RED RIBBON
Last April, we launched a fundraiser to donate hazmat suits to hospitals in the Philippines. In line with the Department of Health's "Tie a Red Ribbon" movement, we designed and sold red ribbon lapel pins to show our gratitude to all of the frontliners.
Thanks to all of your support, we sold 992 pins and were able to donate 420 hazmat suits to the University of Santo Tomas Hospital! Thanks Oplan Hatid for helping deliver the hazmat suits to the hospital.
These pins were shipped to cities all over the Philippines and the world, including:
Metro Manila, Quezon City, Taguig, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Legaspi, Cagayan de Oro, Bicol, Davao, Quezon Province, Cebu, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco
Thank you again to everyone who supported this cause! The video above highlights some thank you videos submitted by supporters of our fundraiser :)
Because of the quarantine, we weren't able to continue with our teaching cycles. We partnered up with the Cooking Mamas, who were delivering meals to various frontliners during the lockdown. We were able to help pack these meals and create thank you cards for each box to show the frontliners how much we appreciate their sacrifices!
ABSCBN DZMM feature on Cooking Mamas and ClassiKids
a trip to the ballet
the Hamburg Ballet!
Last August, Classikids performed a small recital during the fundraiser. Sofia Elizalde, the founder of Steps Dance Studio, was touched by their performance and offered to sponsor the Classikids to watch members of the Hamburg Ballet perform in the Philippines.
The show was organised by Marcelino Libao, a Filipino, who, like the kids, came from an underprivileged background, but was able to secure a dance scholarship that led all the way to the Hamburg Ballet. Because of Sofia Elizalde's generous offer, the children were able to step into a proper theater for the first time and watch professional dancers. They were in pure awe. They were inspired to dream.
our first fundraiser!
ClassiKids aims to help children and teens develop their passions through dance and art. Help show your support by purchasing a bag (with the printed artwork of students)!
Thank you to those who dropped by to watch the dance (ballet) performance, and to those who purchased some of our bags and artwork created by teens who participated in ClassiKids programs. We truly appreciate your support, and look forward to future cycles and events!