Media Civics Lab Bootcamp Now Accepts Entries for Small Grants Competition

Media Civics Lab continue to empower youth groups with another round of workshop and awarding of grants to chosen community-based advocacies

Following the success of the Media Literacy and Awareness Training for SK Leaders, Break the Fake Movement and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines aims to empower more civic-minded youth groups by organizing a three-day Media Civics Lab Bootcamp and a Small Grants Competition.

About the Bootcamp

The three-day workshop will focus on media and information literacy (MIL) that aims to empower young community leaders to champion factual media practices and pioneer creative problem-solving projects in their communities.

The Bootcamp will impart appropriate design thinking framework which includes ideation, pitching, project management and validation to help participants come up with innovative policy designs and project proposals.

The bootcamp will present keynote talks and presentations from at least 20 participating organizations from various media organizations, NGOs and the different partners of Break the Fake.

The program also includes a Youth Fellowship where participants can engage with other youth leaders to learn, collaborate and design solutions with MIL groups.

An online fair of media and literacy organizations, coaching and mentoring sessions with mentors from the YSEALI community, and a small grants competition completes the three-day bootcamp.

Small Grants Competition

Concluding the workshop is a Small Grants Competition that will award three chosen winning pitches a cash grant incentive that will help implement their project proposals in their communities.

The breakdown of the grants to be awarded to winning groups are as follows:

1st Prize – P50,000.00 cash grant + offline media literacy toolkit delivered to winning community

2nd Prize – P30,000.00 cash grant + offline media literacy toolkit delivered to winning community

3rd Prize – P20,000.00 cash grant + offline media literacy toolkit delivered to winning community

All winners of the said competition will receive honorary membership in Break the Fake Movement and will receive free access pass to all events of Break the Fake Movement.

Who are Eligible to Join?

The Media Civics Lab Bootcamp and Small Grants Competition is open to participating groups composed of 3-5 individuals. At least 3 of the 5 members must be an active Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leader in their own localities.

The ages of participants must range from 18-35 years old and are not affiliated with any groups that are known to spread fake news or disinformation.

All participants must declare willingness to attend 4-hour sessions happening on the dates of the Bootcamp on August 10-12.  A group leader must be assigned as the point of contact and must have an active contact number and email address for communication purposes.

All entries or project ideas may be at the conceptual, ideation, or pilot stage. If the proposal is already existing, it must be less than two years old. Remember that all proposals will be refined during the Bootcamp through rapid ideation sessions and design thinking methodologies.

Break the Fake is expecting around 30-50 SK Leaders participants and we want it to include you and your fellow community your leader to be one of them.

Media Civics Lab Bootcamp Objectives

Break the Fake aspire to increase youth leader’s quest for innovation in planning community-based projects and instill a future-thinking way of solving current problems in their respective communities.

The bootcamp also aims to enable strong and effective leadership from localized grassroots involving youth leaders and connect like-minded people to form a community that will motivate each other to become better leaders in their own localities.

Should you have any questions, feel free to send us an SMS at 0917-328-1874 or email us at!

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