The project supports the establishment of 10 social enterprises in partner urban poor communities, building capacities of promising 42 urban poor women and out-of-school youth on social entrepreneurs (SE) and 11 SE student fellows. This experience will help enable communities and the academe to develop "Champions" on SE, spur the growth of more social enterprises and help create jobs and offer more livelihood opportunities .
Most of the people in Leveriza are employed however, their income barely meets their basic needs as majority are laborers/unskilled workers, engaged in sales and other service activities. The idea of social entrepreneurship (SE) as a doable option for job creation and as a vehicle for poverty alleviation is recognized. This project aims to help impact positively on the lives of families in the 7 partner communities through SE advocacy and the replication of SE initiative.
DLSU- COSCA promotes social entrepreneurship (SE) and innovations as mechanisms to scale-up the poverty alleviation initiative in terms of creation of jobs and livelihood opportunities. The selection, training and formation and active involvement of 42 (for the pilot phase) youth and urban poor women on SE establishment, their collaboration with the SE student fellows and with relevant institutions (public and private) are among the project's strategies.
With the project supporting the establishment of 10 social enterprises in our partner urban poor communities , train and develop 42 promising urban poor women and youth on social entrepreneurship (SE) and train SE student fellows, both communities and the academic institutions will develop "Champions" on SE, help spur the growth of social enterprises and thus create more jobs and offer more livelihood opportunities to help augment income of households.