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Team ZikAway Wins Again in Indonesia

Among over 400 teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines, Team ZikAway, consisting of Angelee Carandang, Celine Manese, Vanessa Muñoz, students of Southville International School and Colleges - College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Tourism won first place (GOLD) at the Asean Young Socialpreneurs 2017 Business Plan Competition last September 15-197, 2017 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

“Finals went better than we thought! Much love and appreciation to all who advised us and mentored us along the way! AYSPP has helped us so much with ZikAway, I hope we made all of the people who were cheering for us proud,” said Vanessa Muñoz in her Facebook post.

ZikAway is a fashionable bracelet made from water lilies (water hyacinth) with the added feature of repelling insects through citronella oil. The fragrance of the citronella oil will repel mosquitoes. The business aims to produce and sell the bracelets to millennials who are vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases. ZikAway will be the means to provide them affordable mosquito repellents in the form of convenient and stylish bracelets. The initial location for operations and distribution will be in Las Piñas City, Philippines. The city is abundant with the invasive water lily plants that cause floods, house pests, and destroy entire ecosystems. Therefore, the business will utilize this plant to create a product that can protect the environment and help save lives.

“We chose this product because poverty-stricken areas of the Philippines have been haunted by mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue Fever and Zika Virus. Most mosquito repellents in the Philippine market are not only harmful; but also, unaffordable to those who need it most,” Angelee Carandang said.

ASEAN Young Sociopreneurship Program (AYSPP) 2017 is a biennale program held by the GEO FISIPOL Universitas Gadjah Mada to present and introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship in the recent world and its context to the regional economic stability. AYSPP aims to give wide and better understanding about social entrepreneurship and its practical experiences through a week of stimulating program and activities.

The joining competitions was an integral part of the Outcome-Base Education of Southville College of Business Entrepreneurship and Tourism (CBET) which provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom on innovating, producing and promoting their own product and becoming “their own boss.”

Outcome-Base Education is an educational theory adapted by Southville International School and Colleges that bases each part of an educational system around goals (outcomes). The participants of the competition learned and practiced their knowledge and skills in the areas of Project Management such as Integration, Scope, Time, Stakeholders, Human Resources, Communication, Costing, Procurement, Risk Management, Quality Control, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

As a progressive international school in the Philippines, Southville ensures that its students, starting from Nursery up to College, are equipped with money management skills through class programs like Financial Literacy, Business, Math of Investment, Personal Finance and Stock Trading.