Pharmaton’s Life Changers Challenge: Success in Numbers was conceptualized with the aim of finding passionate Filipinos wanting to create positive change and help them sustain their energy for others and not just for themselves.
It was launched last April and was bannered by real-life life changers, Resse Fernandez Ruiz of Rags2Riches, Inc., Futkal founder Peter “Futkalero Pedro” Amores, and culinary educator Chef Rob Pengson – remarkable individuals who enjoy something they worked hard for, while creating a very huge impact to communities of people around them. With its unique formulation, Pharmaton provides sustained energy and mental alertness to help life changers fulfill their visions and bring to life their aspirations of making a better, more progressive future for their fellow Filipinos.
The winning concept from among all the ideas presented by the Top 9 finalists will receive a P1 million peso grant from Pharmaton to fund their initiatives. The implementation of their project will also be monitored by Pharmaton and documented as a “Life Changer’s Journey.”
After months of anticipation, Pharmaton (Multivitamins, Minerals, Deanol and Ginseng G115) has recently named the top 9 finalists for its Life Changers’ Challenge: Success in Numbers – an online, video-drive nationwide competition launched last April in search of passionate Filipinos who cause positive change to the world around them. The finalists who want to change and give impact to the lives of others, one of the 9 groups is set to be crowned as the ultimate life changer and will get to see their life changing concepts come to life.
“Filipino life changers have truly proven how creative and how passionate they are in sustaining their energy and acting on their desire to make a significant change to the lives of the people around them,” says Pharmaton Senior Brand Manager Bernice Jalgalado. “We are very grateful to all those who took part in the Life Changers Challenge, and we are really honored to provid the necessary charge for life changers to fulfill their visions and go beyond themselves.”
The 9 groups are:
- Oras na Para sa Alpabasa – Alpabasa changes lives. It empowers and energizes children and teachers to learn with enthusiasm and excitement. Alpabasa is a highly effective game-based reading program that incorporates music, movement, games, and activities in learning. Its goal is to make fluent readers out of every Filipino child.
- Teaching K-12 Science to students using indigenous materials. – The project aims to train teachers from the Mission Schools of Bukidnon to teach K-12 science using tools that can be found in their area. This will aid teachers in teaching K-12 compliant science education without the need for expensive materials that are being used in private schools. It is hoped that this project will help the teachers be more equipped in teaching especially in this time of educational reform.
- Kiddo+Preneur – It is a social enterprise that aims to teach kids the basics of business so that these tykes of today can become the tycoons of tomorrow. By giving kids an avenue to become future entrepreneurs, we spark and nurture their love for business and help them realize their potential as entrepreneurs.
- Silent Beads – It is a social entrepreneurship brand that creates beads and fashion jewelry which can be “worn now and planted later.” The group was named Silent Beads because the group provides livelihood projects for the deaf communities in the Philippines.
- Prepper Plus Go-Bags Project – With the occurrence of several traumatic catastrophes in the Philippines, Prepper Plus has given its commitment to promote disaster preparedness awareness; provide stakeholders with high quality, affordable, and relevant products; and educate the market to give them a fighting chance during disaster situations.
- The Passion Wearthy Project – It involves working on the technology of reusing non-recyclable plastic bags and converting them into a durable material that can be converted into school bags. The project has tapped a group of physically challenged workers to form its production arm. This project aims to communicate the noble ideas of environmental protection, social welfare and financial security of the physically challenged, and promotion of education as the right of every child.
- Red Light District – is answering the problem in Humanitarian Aid, Red Light District is an easy to make pole that empowers locals to establish map grid. Quick development of wi-fi grid that signals safety and dangerous zones.
- The Three Mushketeers – Mushrooms are nature’s way of naturally decomposing waste and creating nutritious foods for the people. It can create value from agricultural wastes to produce a raw material that’ very useful and beneficial to society. The Three Mushketeers’ dream is to build up the Philippine mushroom industry to ensure the sustainability of farming communities they work with, while introducing a very good product to the Filipino people.
- Island Kids – Every kid should have an equal chance at life. Siargao Island Football Academy believes that you can give the marginalized kids of the country that opportunity by inspiring them to take up soccer.
This is a competition with a really good cause. It inspired a lot of people. Heart-touching goals. Everyone deserved to win. I am sure the judges had a hard time choosing the winner. But they still have to choose. The Ultimitate Life Changer is none other than… “Oras na Para sa Alpabasa.”
During Alpabasa’s pilot project last summer they only have 12 main volunteer teachers. The group has no office and only work from their own homes. They were doing it out of passion.
During Alpabasa’s pilot project last summer they only have 12 main volunteer teachers. The teachers are from public schools. At the moment, they are looking for 30 more teachers. They want to reach out to 30 more schools. The only criteria is the passion to teach and willing to commit for 5 years. Interested applicants can simply email Alpabasa at email@example.com.
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Source: Press Release and Flash Cards