In response to the call of the United Nations to establish a program for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global project concept authored and spearheaded by Phian Raynell ‘red’ Andal Inojosa, emerged on the top spot after garnering an average of 91.67% during the Global Youth Summit 2017 Seed Grant Competition sponsored and endorsed by SM Cares, Global Peace Foundation, Vivo Philippines, Unilever, International Labor Organization, and National Youth Commission.
Phian Red founded a five-man team composed of outstanding youth leaders, named GoLeaders Calabarzon, to promote a common advocacy to empower, educate, and helped the out-of-school youth (OSY) to have access to decent employment. The group has developed a community program, dubbed 5E-Big Project, to employ an innovative approach and an online platform to help increase the employment rate of technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates of the country.
Being the project manager, Phian Red has dedicated the winning project to encourage the OSYs to enroll in a TVET course in a TESDA-accredited institution thru the Lucena Manpower Skill Training Center (LMSTC) as one of the primary providers of technical and vocational education in the CALABARZON region.
“With the support of our key partners such as LMSTC, the project will become doable and successful in providing significant impact to our community as the project addresses one of the SDGs which delves on decent work and sustainable economic growth,” Red pointed out.
He also emphasized that the primary aim of the project is to achieve an employment rate of 80% (or higher) for out-of-school youth-turned-TVET graduates, consequently creating a community of properly trained and educated, morally upright, and decently-employed young people who will drive the development of the economy and eventually, the abolition of poverty in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the other winning projects which landed a spot in the top 5 finalists and received the Php 200,000 seed grant were Community Poultry and Garden by Alliance Against Hunger of Isabela with 89%, SakunAPP by National University-Manila with 81.67%, Taytayan by Trekkers of Cebu with 80.3%, and Ropes for Hope by The Hope of Pangasinan with 86.33%.
Apart from Phian Red, Phianette Kristine M. Mae Purio is also part of the team together with Enverga Unviersity alumni namely: Ian Christopher O. de Torres (BSCS 2014), Julian N. Eballa III (BSECE 2013), and Mark Nel A. Inojosa (BSEE 2017). Another member from Batangas State University, Karen P. Resma also joined their group.
During his college years, Phian Red of Batch 2010 has exemplified his dynamic qualities as a leader and a community volunteer who led a number of school-based and community-based projects of the Honor Society of the Lambda Kappa Phi (HSLKP). He has been a motivated officer of HSLKP, the editor of the Tyro, a recipient of CHED Full-Merit Scholarship, and served the Envergans as the editor-in-chief of The Luzonian from 2012-2013.