‘MI Kids Can!’: New gen of social entrepreneurs

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Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) in Quezon City happily achieved its continuing mission to raise a new breed of leaders through its “MI Kids Can” project at the #4GreenPH Bazaar at Circuit Makati.

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As part of the school’s “Kids Can! For Kids, By Kids Movement”—a channel in which students can advocate various social and environmental issues—MIIS’ young social entrepreneurs promoted a greener Philippines through original products and campaigns at the three-day bazaar from November 28 to 30.

Assisted by school faculty and staffers, the students sold their green-themed wares in four Youth Social Entrepreneur booths with the themes “Green Forest,” “Green Christmas,” “Green Living” and “Green Philippines.”

Featured at the Green Forest both were Christmas goods that promote the need to save the Philippine rainforest ranging from rainforest-themed food and gift items to office and school supplies.

Upcycled handmade crafts and food products for a greener holiday celebration were displayed for Green Christmas.

Green Living Booth featured home decors made by students using indigenous materials, while Green Philippines sold upcycled denim, tarpaulin, and “katsa” products.
There were also various artworks and statement pieces advocating for a greener Philippines.

The annual Kids Can! for a cause bazaar was pioneered by MIIS in 2000, with this year’s outing benefiting projects of the Green School Movement, Bahay Mapagmahal, a partner charity, and the MIIS LEED Green School project.

To bolster the spirit of its youth entrepreneurs, MIIS gave away prizes to the winners of MI Kids Can! #4GreenPh Class contest namely Best Marketing for Grade 9A; and Best Booth for Grade 1C.

Multiple Intelligence International School’s commitment to provide programs that foster the entrepreneurial mindset is embedded in the curriculum from Grade 1 to 12. The high school gives students unique opportunities to gain real-world skills through internship and mentorship. This enables students to discover and develop their purpose and passion.

Through the leadership of Joy Abaquin, founding directress of MIIS, and bestselling author of Go Negosyo’s 8 Simple Secrets to Raising Entrepreneurs, she makes it a point to provide students with real world opportunities to apply their intelligences.

“The entrepreneurial mind is not just for the child who would eventually venture into business, but is a mindset that everyone would need whether they go into medicine, politics, or architecture,” she stated.

For more information, log on to www.mischool.edu.ph.

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