Social enterprise Edukasyon.ph Founder Henry Motte-Muñoz made it on Forbes Magazines’ first-ever 30 Under 30 Asia list.
“It’s an honor to be part of the list of young changemakers and social leaders across Asia. We hope this recognition inspires others to help young people make the right education decisions”, said Motte-Muñoz.
The Forbes 30 under 30 list features 300 of the top young leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers in 10 different fields: Arts; Manufacturing and Energy; Entertainment and Sports; Consumer Technology; Finance and Venture Capital; Enterprise Technology; Media and Marketing; Health Care and Science; Social Entrepreneurs; and Retail and E-commerce.
Edukasyon.ph officially launched in June 2015. It was founded by Henry Motte-Muñoz who was inspired to launch an education website in the Philippines because of the few sources of information available to students on academic opportunities in the country and overseas.
“There’s still a lot of work to do but we’re slowly getting there. Our dream at Edukasyon.ph is that more young people are able to choose wisely the right degree offerings and schools that can prepare them for the careers that they desire,” Motte-Muñoz added.
This April, Edukasyon.ph is launching its #SeniorHighDreams program which features a list of Senior High Schools and helps Grade 10 students choose the right academic track for the careers that fit their interests. This is in time for the implementation of the Senior High School reform this academic year.
“We envision a country with zero unemployment. A country where young people have the right skills and education for the job, and where they can transition smoothly from education to employment. It’s a lot to ask for but we are determined to make it happen for the country,” said Motte-Muñoz.
In 2015, Edukasyon.ph was one of the Top 10 Asian Initiatives for Education and Employment under the ADB Youth4Asia Solutions Search program. It was also a finalist in the ASEAN Impact Challenge.
According to Forbes Media Asia Senior Digital Editor Rana Wehbe, Forbes gathered reporters from China, Australia, India, and other countries in Asia to research and come up with nominations encompassing various industries. They then invited a panel of 30 judges who picked the finalists.
The Social Entrepreneurs sector pool of judges was composed of Solina Chau, Executive Director of Li Ka Shing Foundation; Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of Chaudhary Group; and Ruth Elliot, Founder and CEO of Daughters of Cambodia.