As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Cherry Mobile believes that one of the most important keys to attain genuine social development is active participation of stakeholders in responding to the issues and problems of the society. Thus, the company initiated to provide training workshop series for community leaders in coordination with ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig sa Ilog Pasig (KBIP) project.
The objective of the training workshop is to equip the participants (river warriors or community leaders) with basic knowledge, skills, and attitude in community organizing and development. Likewise, this training aims to level up the roles or functions of participants from mere river protectors into highly competent community organizers in their respective communities and effectively respond to the other issues and problems they encounter.
The training workshop series is titled “Trainer’s Training on Basic Community Organizing and Development” which is especially designed for the river warriors of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit-Bisig sa Ilog Pasig. It is a 10-session series using various methods such as structured learning experiences, group dynamics, role playing, action-reflection session, interactive discussion, group reporting, video/case analysis, and field exposure among others.
Cherry Mobile believes that these participants have the skills and most importantly the heart to contribute and make a change in their communities. It is deemed worthwhile to invest on helping these leaders empower themselves, because as they actively engage people in their own communities, they would reinforce the ripples of help and compassion from one community to another.