The University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City played host to the the Girl Rising Caravan in Region 6 last March 13, 2014. The event was co-presented by the USLS Office of Student Affairs headed by OIC Director Minnie Montano and USLS Balayan Community Extension Office headed by Director Minmin Ponteras. Over students 300 students from USLS with guests from Riverside College, Inc. attended the forum which featured a special screening of the acclaimed film, Girl Rising, and a launch of the Spark a Change project. The latter gives Microgrants for Grassroot Initiatives and Community Organizing where young people propose and implement a project to improve their communities and to highlight innovation for more gender-responsive neighbourhoods.
Spark Philippines thanks the University of St. La Salle for their enthusiasm to promote, fulfil and protect women and girls rights. We look forward to your applications for the Spark a Change grants. May the tribe increase. Padayon! – ED