Kiwi Challenge Philippines is an online business idea competition for Grade 12 Senior High School (SHS) students in the Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) Strand across the Philippines. It provides schools with an opportunity to allow their students to experience the creation of a business idea, and acquire relevant and practical skills under the guidance of industry professionals. As it accomplishes the learning objectives of WORK IMMERSION in SHS, the program could be an effective tool for schools to extend pedagogy outside of the classroom experience.
This competition aims to groom the country’s future entrepreneurs and business leaders.
About the Organizers
Kiwi Challenge Philippines is organized by Education New Zealand (ENZ), Diwa Learning Systems Inc., and education partner, Lincoln University.
Education New Zealand (ENZ), the government agency for building international education, promotes New Zealand as a study destination and supports the delivery of education services offshore. It also administers scholarships to support New Zealanders studying overseas particularly in Asia and Latin America.
Diwa Learning Systems Inc. is the leading provider of print and digital K-to-12 educational resources in the Philippines.
Lincoln University has a Quacquarelli Symonds five star rating, and is ranked in the top 100 in the fields of Agriculture and Forestry and in the top 150 in Hospitality and Management (2023 QS Ranking). Lincoln University New Zealand is highly recognised and accredited by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), New Zealand.
What Is Kiwi Challenge?Kiwi Challenge was first brought by Education New Zealand to Indonesia in 2020. It aims to motivate Generation Z to contribute to society through social entrepreneurship schemes.
What Is This Year’s Challenge?Participating teams will develop an innovative AGRIBUSINESS IDEA that will contribute to the attainment of the Philippines’ food security objectives and promote sustainable economic activities in the cultivation of plants and livestock.
Who Is the Challenge For?The competition will be among private schools represented by teams composed of Grade 12 Senior High School (SHS) students from the Accountancy, Business, and Management strand from all over the Philippines. Each team is composed of three (3) to five (5) SHS students AND one (1) coach. Schools may send one team as their official representative.
What Is the Registration Process?I. Interested schools must fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM through a Google Form and upload the following documents: Letter of endorsement from the school director/principal/head School ID of participating students Signed Parent Consent Waiver of Students Signed Data Privacy Waiver Registration period is from November 15, 2022 to January 20, 2022 II. Registered teams with complete requirements will be their school’s official representative to the Kiwi Challenge Philippines. III. Participating teams will be informed via email and a dedicated Facebook post on January 20, 2022.
What Are the Competition Rules?The competition is open to all Senior High School students under the Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) strand in private schools across the Philippines. This is a group competition with three (3) to five (5) members and is assisted by one (1) teacher-coach. Each school can send only one (1) participating team. Fill out the online registration form and upload the following: Letter of endorsement from the school director/principal/head School ID of participating students Signed Parent Consent Waiver of Students Signed Data Privacy Waiver Attend the Kiwi Challenge Launch on 28 January 2023. Submit a one-page business idea. Semi-finalists will be mentored by local industry experts. Semi-finals qualifiers must pitch their business idea by submitting a three-minute video. Finalists will be mentored by Lincoln University professors. Finalists must present with the panel of judges within 10 minutes via Zoom their business idea. The presentation shall be followed by a five-minute question and answer.
What Are the Competition Resources?Download the forms needed to complete the registration here: Letter of endorsement from the school director/principal/head Template Parent Consent Waiver and Data Privacy Agreement
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