Sponsor a Student-Participant to the 2017 Young Professionals (YP) Workshop on Social Housing
March 20, 2017 No Comments YP Workshop admin

Thank you for considering to sponsor a participant to the upcoming 2017 YP Workshop being organized by TAO-Pilipinas and scheduled to be held on May 24-29, 2017.

Sponsoring a student-participant to the 6-day YP Workshop requires a contribution of PhP 7,500. Your sponsorship will cover workshop registration, the participant’s lodging accommodation, meals during the program, and all program materials. (This amount only partly covers the full amount needed to participate in the workshop; TAO-Pilipinas will subsidize other workshop expenses.)

TAO-Pilipinas determines who can participate in the workshop and who will receive sponsorship support. We shall open a call for application for students who are interested in attending the YP Workshop and shortlist applicants who do not have the funds to afford such a program. Our team evaluates these applications and as your donations come in, we’ll identify candidates deserving of sponsorship.

What is the YP Workshop on Social Housing?

The Young Professionals (YP) Workshop on Social Housing is a capability-building program of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc. that orients technical design professionals on social housing and cross-cutting issues in human settlements development especially among the poor. Through this program, young architects, engineers and planners are trained to be more socially aware of the shelter conditions of the underserved sectors. The workshop activities serve as a venue for learning and practice, as it gives the opportunity for participants to directly engage and provide technical assistance to poor communities with shelter needs.

To know more about the 2017 YP Workshop on Social Housing, download this briefing paper.

Who are the target participants of the workshop?

The main target participants of the workshop are the local design professionals – young university faculty members, senior students, and new graduates – in the technical fields of architecture, engineering and planning. To be considered as a participant, one must complete the YP Workshop Application requirements. Applications will be screened and shortlisted applicants interviewed.

For student applicants, eligibility requirements are:

  • At least 18 years old;
  • At least in the 3rd year of study in architecture and interior design, engineering courses, and environmental planning; and
  • Maintains a strong academic performance.

The criteria for the selection of YP participants shall include (1) willingness to work with urban poor communities; (2) strong inclination to go into community development work; (3) openness to learn and practice participatory planning approaches in housing; and (4) consciousness about social housing issues.

Download the YP Workshop Application form here.

Why should I sponsor a YP?

By sponsoring a participant, you provide a valuable opportunity for a young professional / student to be trained and equipped to work with communities in need, and possibly to pave a career path towards a more socially-responsive professional practice. Through the workshop, we are also building linkages for young professionals to assist underserved communities that would otherwise not be able to afford the services of an architect, engineer or planner. Sponsored participants will be required to render 200 On-the-Job Training (OJT) hours at TAO-Pilipinas after the workshop.

View reflection essays from our YP Workshop alumni here.

Can I sponsor a specific student?

A donor can sponsor a specific student to attend the 2017 YP Workshop by following this procedure:

  1. The sponsor should notify TAO-Pilipinas of a student he/she would like to nominate.
  2. The nominated student must submit the required documents for the YP Workshop Application to TAO-Pilipinas.
  3. TAO-Pilipinas will evaluate all YP Workshop Applications, both sponsorship applicants and general applicants, based on the same objective criteria.
  4. Sponsor and nominated student will be notified if their application is accepted.

Note: If the student specifically nominated by a sponsor is determined to not meet TAO’s criteria for participation in the YP Workshop, the sponsor’s contribution will not be returned and instead will be applied to another sponsorship candidate that satisfies TAO’s criteria.

Schedule for Applications

  • March 20-April 12: Submission of Applications
  • April 3-7: Interview of Shortlisted Applicants (Batch 1)
  • April 17-21: Interview of Shortlisted Applicants (Batch 2)
  • May 20: Pre-workshop Orientation for Accepted Participants
  • May 24-29: YP Workshop on Social Housing

Please direct all YP workshop inquiries (including all sponsorship-related questions) to Arch. Angelus Sales, our YP Workshop Coordinator, at (632) 287-6446 / 436-7301 or email ypws(at)tao-pilipinas.org.

For sponsorships, you may deposit via bank or Paypal to the following accounts:

via Bank:

Bank of the Philippine Islands – SM City North EDSA Main Branch Account

Name: TAO-Pilipinas (Technical Assistance Organization) Inc.

Peso Current Acct: (00) 4431-0074-31

Dollar Savings Acct: (00) 4434-0201-53 Swiftcode: BOPI PHMM

via Paypal:

Please e-mail us your deposit slip for confirmation.

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