THE Maybank Foundation on Wednesday launched an entrepreneurship program for people with disabilities and marginalized sector in the Philippines.
The program dubbed as Reach Independence and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (R.I.S.E.), that has already been successfully running in Malaysia and Indonesia, will initially train 100 PWDs coming from various parts of the National Capital Region.
The R.I.S.E. program, which was launched in Barangay East Rembo, Makati City, is targeting participants from underprivileged communities—mainly people with disabilities—to help them increase their income without the need for business startup grants.
It is also designed to train, coach, and mentor participants to develop their entrepreneurial skills resulting in higher-income levels, thus improving their overall standard of living.
The foundation is pouring in an initial P6 million for the R.I.S.E. entrepreneurship mentorship project pilot in the Philippines—a significant investment by Maybank in the Philippines for corporate social responsibility.