GBSN 2015 Annual Conference: Disruptive Education Models From the Developing World


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Conference Events

3 November 2015:
GMAC-GBSN Joint Happy Hour
Hosted by GMAC

4-6 November 2015:
GBSN Annual Conference
(Open to all)
Location: Asian Institute of Management

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Networking Field Visit
Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm

Road trip time! Social Entrepreneurship in Action!

Join us on the last day of the conference for a hands-on "social-volunturism" experience at GK Enchanted Farm.  GK Enchanted Farm is a pilot site and breeding ground of social enterprises, formed with the values of using the best of the Philippines’ resources to provide sustainable solutions for the least fortunate.

GK Enchanted Farm is also a venue for experiential learning: one that makes farming "the new cool" - fashionable and desirable for the young to be their career option. Through its programs and camps, the Enchanted Farm attracts visitors of all ages and nationalities all year round. At the same time, the children of the farmers are also given quality mentorship and education.

Launched in 2014 and starting with about 43 bright and determined students from various public schools, the School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) aims to produce graduates who will tackle poverty through agriculture and innovation. This is where young students from public high schools will emerge as globally competitive social entrepreneurs.

Conference participants will also have the opportunity to shop and meet with livelihood groups and the social enterprises being incubated at GK Enchanted Farm.

For more information on Gawad Kalinga and the Enchanted Farm, please click here.

The GK Enchanted Farm is located in Bulacan, about two hours from Manila.



FRIDAY 6 November, 2015
Networking Field Visit
Depart Asian Institute of Management
Buses will be parked outside the main campus lobby
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 11:00
Orientation, Community Session and Tour of the Enchanted Farm
11:00 - 12:30
Social Business Models Breakout Session:
Food Sufficiency, Working with the Community, Social Tourism & The FARM

GK Enchanted Farm’s approach to social enterprise development is anchored on helping local farmers increase their income level, thus creating wealth in the countryside. GK Enchanted Farm takes cognizance of the fact that the Philippines is abundant with resources, aside from land. It believes that every Filipino can harness the country’s abundant resources to sustainably lead a life of dignity.

Participants will have a choice of social enterprise sessions: First Harvest (Peanut Spread), Golden Duck (Golden Eggs/Duck Burger), Herb Planting, KaraBeau Ice Cream, Plush and Play (Stuffed Toys) or Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolate
12:30 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
Depart Gawad Kalinga


Participants should prepare for a 2-3 hour bus ride to GK Enchanted Farm. Participants are strongly urged to dress appropriately for hot weather and for walking the grounds and reminded to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Umbrellas are also useful to provide a bit of shade from the sun. Lunch will be provided.