The thought that Filipinos can solve societal problems through creativity and innovation was what inspired Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) instructor Aris Lacuña to join and win the BPI Sinag. It’s the first-ever social entrepreneurship competition for the academe sponsored by the Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation and hosted by Bayan Academy.
Mr. Lacuña’s winning concept, “The 3SEED Innovation Challenge 2022 (Sinag@Southville Social Enhancement & Enterprise Development)” aims to equip and empower Senior High School – Accountancy, Business, and Management teachers in Muntinlupa, Paranaque, and Las Pinas in social entrepreneurship through ‘Design Thinking. Apart from winning the competition, Lacuña successfully completed the BPI Sinag Social Entrepreneurship and Management Program for Educators. He will be partnering with BPI Sinag on this social outreach effort. that aims to give power to social entrepreneurs (SEs), elevate Filipino communities, and scale their businesses by addressing the triple-bottom-line (people, planet, and profit) through opportunities for technological, social, and market innovations.