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Visayas Social Business Roadshow
[Date Created: August 7, 2015]

It is an overwhelming joy to celebrate a hopeful future for the Philippines and the poor. That is why from August 7 to 9, GK Enchanted Farm is on a mission to spread the joy in breathing hope for a poverty-free Philippines.

Awareness is the first step towards participating in the solution. Be part of the movement of ending poverty through social entrepreneurship. Attend the Social Business Roadshow, happening in Region 6.

The Social Business Roadshow is a platform to showcase businesses that have woven passion, purpose, and profit into its business model. Partnering with state universities, GK Enchanted Farm is eyeing expansion in the Visayas region, to create hubs for fostering Social Enterprises.

Catch the Social Business Roadshow in the following venues:

August 7, Friday, 8:30 AM


University of St. La Salle Coliseum

Bacolod City

August 8, Saturday, 1:00 PM


West Visayas State University Cultural Center

Iloilo City

August 9, Sunday, 1:00 PM


Capiz State University, Main Campus Auditorium, Dadivas Gym

Roxas City


GK-incubated social enterprises Bayani Brew, Plush and Play, and First Harvest will be participating in the dialogue of ending poverty through inclusive businesses. Meet the entrepreneurs behind these social ventures who use profit to fuel purpose.

It is possible; together, we can end poverty.

We are excited to see you there!

Updates from the Roadshow

August 9, 2015

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the GK Enchanted Farm, Capiz State University and Gawad Kalinga Capiz has just been signed!

"5th and last stop of our GK Enchanted Farm Social Business Philippine Roadshow in Capiz State University! What an enthusiastic group and a memorable MOA signing for the Capiz Enchanted Farm!
Good to see our CapSU interns!"

— Fabien Courteille, Plush and Play Social Entrepreneur

Participants learn from the journeys of social entrepreneurs Tajen Sui (First Harvest), Fabien Courteille (Plush and Play), Frank Chiu (GK Enchanted Farm), Shanon Khadka (Bayani Brew), and Myra Ortega-Goco (Human Heart Nature Iloilo).

Capiz State University opens its doors and warmly welcomes all the delegates of the 1st Social Business Camp outside the GK Enchanted Farm.

It became an opportunity to showcase the excellent products of Filipino social enterprises, not just from Capiz but also from the GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan.

August 8, 2015

"Shanon Khadka, the Social Entrepreneur of Bayani Brew is now speaking at the first Social Business Camp in Capiz. See you at the GK Enchanted Farm Social Business Roadshow tomorrow at the Auditorium of the Capiz State University Main Campus at 1:30pm. Wanna learn what Social Entrepreneurship is? How do we become one?
How do we raise Social Entrepreneurs?"

— Jessica Yu, GK Head of Capiz

August 8, 2015

An exciting event for all Ilonggos, for the young, curious and passionate about social change. The Social Business Roadshow features presentations by Tony Meloto and young social entrepreneurs from the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. Most of them are foreigners who fell in love with our country and decided to put up businesses here.

"Tito Tony with I love Iloilo by Gawad Kalinga Volunteer Team at yesterday's Social Business Roadshow.

Thank you to all who pitched in, to Chris for leading the discussions with wit and humor, to Rome for staying on top of everything, to Melvs for securing the lights and sounds, to Joey for the pretty slides, to Rommel for manning the booth, to my staff for the beautiful set and sending out the invites ( Ryan Buenavista, Cyril Edhan Ronnie, Almera Sigue, Tata Faunilo, Lilymay Beniten ), to our fearless leader Ma Rosa C, for making everything possible, to Tita Lulu Morano for getting WVSU on board, to the GK Volunteers who came, and most of all to the 600 strong who braved the rains to listen to TM and the young social entrepreneurs.."

— Jason Gonzales, Iloilo City Councilor

A very enlightening and at the same time entertaining talk on social business entrepreneurship. Having a blast here today. :-)

Tito Tony Meloto, an Ilonggo and 4 foreign entrepreneurs on creating wealth.

Mayor Vincent Flores of Oton, Iloilo with his barangay captains, youth leaders and school principals attends the Social Business road show. Mabuhay Oton!

August 7, 2015

"La Salle Bacolod social entrepreneurs will build inclusive economy with GK to bridge the social gap in Negros."

— Tony Meloto, GK Father and Founder

"Very special showing of the movie "Social Artist" tonight in the place where Tony Meloto founder of @gawadkalinga and Sheila Yusay who made this movie are from, Bacolod in Negros Occidental!"

— Fabien Courteille, Plush and Play Social Entrepreneur

"The youth of Bacolod is gathered today in St La Salle University for the Social Entrepreneurship forum, eager to dream for their country. Salamat SLSU Bacolod for your warm welcome, such an enthusiastic crowd talaga! Looking forward to seeing some of you in the farm on September. May the Visayas 3-day tour begin!"

— Louis Faure, GK Enchanted Farm Intern

"3rd stop of the @gkenchantedfarm Philippine Roadshow! Welcome to Bacolod, the City of Smiles and the birthplace of Tony Meloto! Great session this morning with over 500 students of St. La Salle!"

— Fabien Courteille, Plush and Play Social Entrepreneur

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