“This is not the Philippines our parents grew up in,” said Alfred Dicioco, part of the first class of Kaya Collaborative Fellows in 2014.
The Fellowship is an entry point for people who are looking to the Philippines as a place that holds not just their past, but their future. Past Fellows have gone on to work in the Philippines full-time, study in the Philippines, launch new ventures that connect to their homeland, or lead in their Filipino communities abroad.
“The Kaya Co. Fellowship was an overwhelming and necessary experience that has completely changed how I understand my connection to the Philippines,” said Bianca Taberna, a Fellow in 2016 who stayed in the Philippines after her Fellowship working full-time as a consultant for Ashoka Philippines. Kaya Co. strives to develop agents of change and agents of exchange: leaders who will harness their hyphenated identities in to become critical innovators in our new, connected world.
With that in mind, help us welcome our 4th Fellowship class! Keep up as we share the work, the innovations, and the incredible journeys of our 2017 Fellowship class as they take their next steps as global leaders for the Philippines.