World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge
Social Innovation Challenge is World Vision Philippines’ competition for innovators looking to make a social impact by creating sustainable solutions that address agricultural and educational challenges identified in communities. For this project, World Vision puts the focus on two community problems: (Challenge #1) the climate change dangers in Sogod, Cebu¸ and (Challenge #2) 500 out-of-school youth in Brgy. Bucana, Davao City. These challenges were identified using the human-centered approach that focuses on the families and communities, through various in-depth interviews, focused group discussions, user journey mapping, secondary studies, and other research and validation tools. Six teams were selected and emerged as finalists, composed of students and professionals from the developmental sector vying to have their ideas implemented. After undergoing a bootcamp and other developments, the project culminated with The Final Pitch, wherein they presented their ideas to a multi-sectoral panel of judges.
World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge won the PRSP’s Gold Anvil Award for PR Program on a Sustained Basis: Community Development (Urban/ Rural).