In 2016, GKONOMICS facilitated the engagement of a Tacloban GK community trained in jewelry-making by local designer and entrepreneur, Danika Magooncia, by a British jewelry designer, Clare Hynes.
Check out other stories of GKONOMICS facilitation efforts in the last ten years.
British jewelry designer, Clare Hynes, shares about her experience working with GKONOMICS and the group of women artisans in Tacloban who are now her partners in business.
A more recent video is in the GKON Stories section with updates on Clare's business.
GKONOMICS IN EDUCATION
Educating our way out of poverty.
With its initial work of developing social enterprises with poor communities, GKONOMICS understands that the only way to break the cycle of poverty is to equip and empower the poor and the way to do it is though education. Thus, in conjunction with its work of facilitating and supporting social enterprises, GKONOMICS is now involved in ground-breaking education initiatives that will help lift people out of poverty and build an economy where nobody gets left behind.
1) GKONOMICS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP –Partnering with elite educational institutions in the Philippines (MINT College in Taguig, Dualtech Learning Center, School of Fashion & Arts, and Philippine Women's University), accomplished professionals and committed individuals, GKonomics helps indigent youth obtain quality tertiary education while providing them practical experience through work in social enterprises and easy access to a committed mentor who will help increase the likelihood of success in their chosen profession. As they are equipped to eventually take their families out of poverty, the GKON program helps develop and strengthen in the youth a mindset of paying forward through their communities and future social enterprises.
2) GKONOMICS TRADE SCHOOL – Partnering with some of the best artists in the Philippines and the SOFA Institute of Design in Makati, GKONOMICS helps facilitate training of qualified poor craftspeople to elevate their trade and expertise. GKONOMICS welcomes partner artists and clients who may want to work with our crafts people, artisans & entrepreneurs and commission or order from them. For DUALTECH and FPTI, job placement is guaranteed upon satisfactory completion of course requirements.
3) KLIK MOBILE EDUCATION – An education social enterprise, Klik Mobile Education (KLIK) tackles the problem of high school dropouts in the Philippines by bridging them towards productivity.
THE GKONOMICS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
What is expected of GKON College Scholars?
Applicants are evaluated by GKonomics upon submission of the application form, high school diploma, transcript, and a personal essay, as well as an in-person interview with the Scholarship Director. Qualifications are:
A GKON Scholar is expected to:
What is expected of a GKON College Sponsor?
What make this program unique?
GKON integrates the social enterprise ecosystem in the program by matching the GKON Scholar with a social enterprise and mentor who is a practitioner in their field of study. The GKON Scholar is required to commit to service one day a week working in a GKON social enterprise (and/or serve in a GKON activity) to help supplement their classroom education, provide practical and relevant experience relating to their field of study, give them access to a mentor who excels in their chosen field and will share priceless tips and advice to the Scholar, and build their network of connections that will help them succeed in their chosen career.
Check out stories of GKONOMICS scholarship program efforts in the last ten years.
Meet one of our GKONOMICS scholars, Gregg Cretesio from Ormoc, Leyte who is now working at Enchanted Kingdom, receiving awards and recognition for his excellence