Kaya Co. Fellows work together in groups through a nuanced design thinking project that involves problem-finding, empathy, out-of-the-box thinking, prototyping, feedback loops, and experimentation. Design thinkers experienced in the Philippine context work directly with our Fellows toward feasible outputs valuable to end users. Past years’ efforts have centered on building online platforms for the global diaspora audience to explore resources for transnational involvement, mentorship, and networking, as well as knowledge products on Philippine changemaking.
The cohort will ideate around strengthening this engagement framework, beginning by investigating questions related to some of the most imperative needs of the global Filipino community. Through the framework of human-centered design, these groups will research, interview, prototype, and present through the course of the Fellowship.