Greetings of peace! My name is Scheree Herrera from the Philippines. I am grateful for I was offered a slot at the ASEAN CSR Fellowship 2018. This Fellowship will sharpen my skills in doing responsible business solutions and social innovations. It will also greatly benefit the indigenous cultural communities I am helping in Western Visayas, Philippines.
I have put up my first social enterprise (Scherz Indigenous Creations) on December 2015 to empower our indigenous young people as well as the grassroots women and micro entrepreneurs. However, during our start-up stage, I realised my limitations and gaps. I started building on my knowledge and skills on entrepreneurship thru free online and offline courses. For a start-up social enterprise to survive where many hopes and dreams are waiting to come true, the leader must be fully equipped.
This led me to apply for ASEAN CSR Fellowship 2018. I have been given a slot but I need to support myself. There are 3 Modules (Module 1 starts on March 5-9 in Malaysia; Module 2 on July 2-6 in Vietnam; and Module 3 on October 5-9 in Myanmar). Each module is worth USD 1,293. Aside from the programme fees, I have to fund my plane tickets, accommodations and other expenses.
I cannot miss the opportunity of seeing ASEAN best practices of corporate responsibility and sustainability. I am exerting all efforts to raise the amount of USD 5,000 to be able to at least participate in two modules, if not all. Thus, I am appealing for your support in this fund raising campaign to cover all expenses.
The only way I can pay your kindness forward is to create and inspire indigenous youth and women to become potential social entrepreneurs. This way, care for community, environment and sustainable development can be realised. Building responsible entrepreneurs and businesses can be a potent force to fight off poverty and enjoy life with dignity.
You may visit our website (www.scherzcreations.com) and Facebook Page and Instagram (scherzcreations) to know more about us - our mission, advocacy and products we create.
Help me lead and inspire!