Phillippines Project Tech Meetup | August 2019 Philippines
Start: Aug 08 2019 09:00
Finish: Aug 12 2019 20:30
Time zone: Asia/Manila
This event is finished
This will be the first meetup of “Kind of Tech” - doing kind with technology, a 5-day immersive event that will involve travelling to Cebu, Philippines, organising coding workshops for youths, feeding the neighbourhoods of 500 people, building learning spaces for the children centre, learning from entrepreneurs and spending one day going on adventures and getting to know other awesome people.
Location: Cebu, Philippines
Dates: August 8-12, 2019
What are the goals?
Inspired by having a purposeful traveling experience with friends while giving back to society, we want to organize our Meetup in one of the most epic ways, revolving around:
Traveling with purpose,
Meeting inspirational entrepreneurs and learning their stories
Giving back to society
Sharing our passion for tech to youths in underprivileged cities
Solving real problems through an immersive experience
Who are we?
Since October 2018, we have visited the Rise Above Cebu for a few times. Every time I visited them, it has filled us with joy, compassion, and love for the children, youth, families in the city.
As software engineers, we think one of the greatest things that we can contribute is to teach the young people in the neighborhood about coding and engineering while sharing our passion for technology. Teaching them the skills of problem-solving, creative and critical thinking with hands-on experience can be a great way to spark their interest in science and technology, not to mention to provide them the opportunity to learn high-value skills that may change their life trajectories.
In Project Tech, we will partner with Rise Above Foundation Cebu (https://riseabove-cebu.org/) and serve more than 500 children and their families through coding workshops, feeding program, recycled bag training, learning space building and more...
What will happen?
Organize coding/tech workshops for youths (aged above 10)
Feed 500 kids and their families
Build a learning space in the children's community center
Support local recycling bag making
Go on a 1-day adventure in Cebu to explore nature and know each other
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age of this event is 16. If you are less than 18, parents/guardian consent is required.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Participants are required to arrange their own transportation, specifically, flights to/ from Cebu City, Philippines. Transportation will be arranged within the itinerary in the event.
What's the refund policy?
Fully refundable before the event starts.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your information any time.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, the ticket is transferrable before the event starts.
VISA - Check Phillippines consulate to see if you are visa-free or how many days you can get https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/visainformation
VISA info https://hongkongpcg.dfa.gov.ph/2014-02-27-11-28-41/2014-03-25-07-31-33
HK Visa consulate https://www.protocol.gov.hk/chi/consular/asia/philippines.htm
For those that have already booked their flights, please email [email protected] with your full flight details, inclusive of arrival and departure times and flight number.
Airline ticket | Hong Kong to Cebu DIRECT
*Please check with your travel agent or airline as the time could be slightly different.
Flight schedule with Cebu Pacific: (BASED ON 2019 SCHEDULE - so please check with the official travel agent)
5J 241 (THU) HKG/CEB 5J 240 (MON) CEB/HKG
If you know other people that are participating in the event, please email [email protected] with your preferred person(s) who you would like to share accommodation with. Please note that most Hostels have four (4) beds each and the hotel accommodation will have 2 people per room.
We recommend that all participants get their own personal accident coverage to cover any personal accidents.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
We have a facebook group, feel free to request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KindofTechFam
Also, you may contact our coordinator Iris at [email protected] for more details.