5th Villar SIPAG now accepts entries


5th Villar SIPAG Awards

The 5th Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge is now accepting entries. The Villar SIPAG Awards aim to identify the Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprise organized by Filipino youth groups all over the country to further help their projects, and initiatives in alleviating the poverty situation in their respective communities.

Through this program, the Top 10 Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprises shall receive ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P150,000.00) cash prize to further help their projects and initiatives in alleviating the poverty situation in their respective communities.


The Villar SIPAG Awards - Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge is a friendly competition among the Filipino youth whose social enterprises can contribute in alleviating the poverty situation in their respective communities. The participating groups who submit/nominate the most thought-provoking and well-reasoned social enterprise will take the cash prize. Ten (10) Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprises shall be selected as winners. Each entry shall go through evaluation, comprehensive screenings and rational project defense. Entries will be judged and selected by a panel of social entrepreneurs and socio-civic specialists.


1. Fill out the downloaded application form and send to annobang89@gmail.com with the subject "2022 Youth Challenge - [Name of the Social Enterprise]" together with the completed summary of the social enterprise and other supporting documents, (if any). Your summary must be concise - minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 pages.

2. To be considered, entries must include the following information: Group Name with each participant's full name, age, birth dates, email address and contact number. Each group must have at least 2-3 youth members, whose ages fall between 16-29 years old, as of date of entry submission. We require a copy of authenticated birth certificates.

3. All entries must be duly received by Villar SIPAG Secretariat. All decisions made by the judges are final and not subject to appeal.

4. All entries that will pass the initial screening process will go through a site validation/ evaluation. If ANY false or misleading information has been submitted, the participant shall be disqualified even without prior notification.

5. Only one unique social enterprise model entry per participating group.

6. Punctuation, grammar, clarity, and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as the quality of the ideas, sustainability of the project and should identify positions to justify that poverty reduction measures were met for their respective communities.

7. There will be 10 winning entries. Each shall receive ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P150,000.00) cash prize.

8. All products and services must conform to environment -protection standards; it should also address waste management measures in any given social enterprise set-up.

9. Deadline of submission is until June 15, 2022.


  • Food or agricultural products
  • Recycling waste materials or agricultural waste products
  • Green inventions/Environment saving inventions/Green technology
  • Water/waste/energy solutions
  • Rural and urban innovations
  • Information technology
  • Livelihood development
  • Others that may be allowed


  • College students /Masteral Students
  • Out-of-school youth
  • Young professionals
  • Social enterprise groups
  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Youth organizations; and
  • Other community organizations. All entries must be in operations for atleast 3 YEARS.

5th Villar SIPAG Awards