Featured Race: The Bottle School Run

The work of social entrepreneurs is to use innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.  This year, a critical agenda is when a million young school children’s education was disrupted and the loss of 2,800 pre-school classrooms to the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.*  Instead of a limited donor model, we would want to ask you to become the first to use the popular running activity to create an community based, people-empowered solution.

Together, we will be building the first soda PET bottle school in the country to replace and rebuild a damaged school in Taguig.  Using a donation of two bottles with a 1.5 or 2 liter size of any soda brand, and your running fee, we will be able to use the bottles as hollow blocks and the money for materials and cement.

THE BOTTLE SCHOOL RUN is a sustainable and empowered system that can be replicated anywhere in the country, and we just need you to help us start.  If before you run for a singlets, for time, for a cause, then this time run for something different, a solution that can change the world.

When: June 13, 2010, 5AM
Where: Bonifacio Global City
Distances: 10K, 5K, 3K
Participants: those who want to make a difference
Registration: P200 for 3K and P300 for 5K and 10K with two empty 1.5 or 2 liter PET bottles (on event date).  Registration starts May 27, 2010 at Planet Sports Trinoma, Market Market, and Alabang branches and ROX Bonifacio High Street.  On-site registration (9th Ave. corner 28th St. Bonifacio Global City) is open on Saturday, June 12, 2010, form 4PM to 7PM; and on race day 3AM to 4:30AM.  You may download the registration form here.

This event is presented by The Department of Education, City of Taguig, My Shelter Foundation, Pepsi, Insular Life and Cecon.

We hope that you can be part of this run.  It is so much about you as it is about the people you are helping in a concrete way, not in a hand out, but in an empowered way so that they can continue to be a sustainable part of the solution long after funds from this event are invested in the pioneer build.

* World Bank

Photos courtesy bottleschoolproject.org

5 Comments Add yours

  1. jetpaiso says:

    this is good! will be there!


  2. Illac Diaz says:

    Thank you so much for your support. This is our first time to use the platform of running to collect our building materials and funds, but imagine how powerful it would be replicated around the country to fill in the back log of classrooms 🙂

    Thank you for being part of the pioneerin group of changemakers


    1. dhenztm says:

      You’re most welcome Sir and it’s a pleasure to support worthy causes like these. Thank you for pioneering these events and more power to all you programs Sir! 🙂


  3. Illac Diaz says:

    Please tag your friends on the latest video for
    the bottle school run. We need your kind support. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq5o2sXwvBw


  4. analyn says:

    what a brilliant idea. count me in!


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