About the organization
BagoSphere provides a unique combination of communications (English learning), critical thinking and life skills training in just 2 months to rural youths located around Bago City.
With those skills, rural youths become skilled communicators and they become highly desired by the call centre industry and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the Philippines. Bagosphere has existing partnerships with local companies that hire the graduates. About 80% are placed within 2 months after graduation and 70% still employed 6 months after graduation.
What makes it a social enterprise?
BagoSphere focuses on serving low-income, out-of-school youth from rural areas. The jobs they find at the end of the program provide youths with an income 4x higher than unskilled work, enabling them to save for pursuing professional and personal development goals.
Bagosphere also provide a "study now pay later" loan program for the students that can't afford the full price for the course. After paying an initial minimal sign up fee, students only pay for the rest of their training on a monthly basis once they have reached employment.