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makesense Philippines and SAP Philippines have announced their goal of bolstering the education of the youth by engaging volunteers and NGOs in the Philippines over the next five weeks through the Re_action program, an online volunteer program enabling everyday citizens to support the most vulnerable communities during the pandemic. The donation, made by SAP Philippines, will support the rapid scaling of volunteer recruitment for education, creating exponential growth that will impact thousands of beneficiaries.

“The support from SAP will allow us to scale and sustain our mission of supporting the most vulnerable Filipinos, especially the Filipino youth, amidst this crisis,” said Pepper Limpoco, the Asia Head of Community of Makesense.


“The support from SAP will allow us to scale and sustain our mission of supporting the most vulnerable Filipinos, especially the Filipino youth, amidst this crisis,” said Pepper Limpoco, the Asia Head of Community of Makesense. “Through this support, we will be able to significantly aid public school students and students with special needs alike who are struggling heavily with access to equipment, platforms, and learning materials. SAP shows, yet again, their incredible commitment to positive social impact.”

“For the past 25 years, SAP in the Philippines remains focused in our purpose of helping the world run better and improving people’s lives,” said Edler Panlilio, Managing Director of SAP Philippines. “Makesense’s mission is clearly aligned with our purpose. We truly hope that there will be meaningful impact with this initiative, especially during these challenging times.”

Re_action is part of a global community response that started in makesense France. It is designed to guide volunteers to make an immediate impact, all from home. Makesense group volunteers of 10-16 people, provides them with the tools to assess their community needs, and helps them to take concrete action. Once volunteers are able to scale their efforts, they can opt into community coordinator training and learn how to coach an incoming team, sparking accelerated change.

“For the past 25 years, SAP in the Philippines remains focused in our purpose of helping the world run better and improving people’s lives,” said Edler Panlilio, Managing Director of SAP Philippines. “Makesense’s mission is clearly aligned with our purpose. We truly hope that there will be meaningful impact with this initiative, especially during these challenging times.”

Makesense believes that collective action and collaboration is the best way to care for one another during the crisis. The Re_action program has been featured in CNN Philippines, the Obama Foundation, and NET 25, among others. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis, through their website at philippines.makesense.org/re_action.

For more information, please contact Andrea Lopez, Asia Communications Director – andrea@makesense.org


ABOUT MAKESENSE

makesense is a global, people-powered community that supports engaged citizens, passionate entrepreneurs and forward-looking organizations to collectively tackle social and environmental challenges. In 7 years, it has supported 2,800 entrepreneurs, 35,000 citizens and 100 organizations in 150 cities around the world. Makesense launched in the Philippines five years ago and its mission is to equip all individuals to collectively tackle the issues they are passionate about.

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ABOUT SAP

SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As the market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.