Impact Hub Manila Fellowship

Wika ng Pitong libong pulo

1. In the advent of fast paced modernization and technological advancement, some languages are slowly dying. 

2. Unemployment rate in rural areas

Who faces this problem?

Unemployed youth in rural areas and ethnic groups

How does your idea address this problem?

Youth from rural areas can earn by teaching their language and culture online. An income generating platform that produces little carbon footprint as they share their heritage. After the program there's an option to immerse in the community thru volun-tourism (volunteering and tourism) to practice and experience what they learned.

What’s new and unique about your idea?

There's no online language tutorial that teaches local (PH) languages yet, plus there's an optional continuing program - volun-tourism wherein volunteering and tourism go hand in hand.

How are you going to earn money?

Target Market: Generation Y, NGO, Government workers, expats

Income: Language Tutorials and Volun-tourism program

Do you already have customers?

None as of now cause we haven't started.

Who is in your team?

My partner in this project is Yanie Zabal Mirabueno, she studied BSBA Major in Marketing at University of the Philippines Visayas and a Volunteer at Youth Sports Advocacy Philippines Inc. She is based here in Metro Manila.


Have you already founded/incorporated your company?


What is the intended positive impact on the environment and/or society of your venture?

This Startup aims to help propagate and cultivate culture and arts, enable youth in far flung areas to earn money and share their heritage without contributing much to carbon footprint and helping communities thru the volun-tourism aspect.

How will the Fellowship Program enable you to achieve your ambitions?

With your support we can quickly kickstart the project, have the funding and mentoring that we need in order to achieve our goals.  In the next two years, we will be able to cover 2 to 5 Philippine languages and communities.

Are you living in the Philippines?


edited on 8th August 2016, 23:08 by Deesha Chandra

Deesha Chandra Jul 25, 2016

Hiya Janine, i noticed you mention this contributes to the reduction of carbon footprint, can you explain a little more about how your idea links more closely to the sustainable energy solutions theme please?

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Janine Vicente Jul 26, 2016

Hi Ms deeshachandra, traveling produces Co2. By conducting the training online, we don’t need to travel frequently in order to connect the teachers from far flung areas and the students in order to propagate their local language and culture.

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