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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, January 27, 2018
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Firm launches
crowd sourcing program

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation Inc., in partnership with The Spark Project, recently launched a crowdsourcing program for innovative projects that can help boost financial literacy in the country, its press release said.

The “Brighter World Builder Challenge” program is open to cause-oriented groups, social enterprises, and nonprofit organizations that have financial literacy initiatives.

Entries will be selected based on social impact, creativity and innovation, potential for scaling up and/or replication, financial viability, and organizational leadership, the press release said.

Ten initiatives will be selected and put into motion in 2018. Each one will receive a grant funding worth P100,000 from Sun Life Foundation, crowdfunding support from The Spark Project, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms and communities in the Philippines, and a chance to develop their initiatives in a Social Impact Bootcamp by The Spark Project.

Online applications are ongoing for the “Brighter World Builder Challenge” until January 31, 2018, and for more details, those interested may visit  www.thesparkproject.com .

“Sun Life Foundation is looking forward to working hand-in-hand with groups that can offer creative ways to effectively address the financial literacy problem in the country. We believe there are many out there that have brilliant ideas,” Kristine Millete, Sun Life Foundation executive director, said. “If we unite behind this cause, slowly but surely, we can help pave the way for a brighter Philippines.”*


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