Virtualahan is a social enterprise based in Davao City that provides technology solutions to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and empowerment or skills development to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Their services include tech support, back office solutions, community projects, life coaching through wellness seminars, and other related activities. Virtualahin’s main goal is to see a workforce where no one is left behind. This is why they have specific services for PWDs and to also push for a more inclusive workforce. Through their efforts, Virutualahin takes part in poverty reduction, good health and well being, decent work and economic growth; and reduced inequalities which are all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Virtualahin’s collaborative staffing not only ensures that small business can thrive but also become inclusive to highly skilled talents. Virtualahin’s drive for a more inclusive local community runs through as well as they has efforts to train then assist them in employment. Every Virtualahin project is a step closer to change the social inequalities that the Philippines is facing. Equipping PWDs and providing competent solutions has changed the perspective and even prejudice among them. This helps drive the Philippines closer to an all-inclusive, competent society.
Primof (Surge Experience) is a Tech platform that supports start-ups and aspiring social entrepreneurs through its Surge Experience program. The program helps entrepreneurs develop their businesses and forms partnerships with rural schools in need of gadgets or technology upgrade.
Founded by Cris Vinzon
-Active Citizen based in Iloilo, Visayas
Caraga Creatives husband and wife tandem (Jimbo and Shayla Sanchez) has been leading ecotours and local town events in Butuan for the past years until the pandemic. As the coronavirus outbreak limited all in-person interaction, the tandem made a decision to pivot to online events services to continue operations and partnered with a group to form Hackbang Pilipinas. As a social enterprise, Hackbang Pilipinas hosted a Hackathon, a volunteer-based virtual platform that enables connections between the thinkers, the doers, the movers, the shakers to create solutions to Covid challenges experienced by Mindanaoans.
Co-founded by Jimbo and Shayla Sanchez
-Active Citizen based in Butuan, Mindanao