Unilab Foundation’s Ideas Positive 8 is now open to accepting entries. Ideas Positive is Unilab Foundation’s youth engagement program whose centerpiece is a nationwide competition of crafting innovative solutions to community health concerns. Interested participants need to form a team of five youth (18-30 years old) members and a mentor. Up to 17 qualifying teams with the best ideas will be chosen to undergo a three-day boot camp, and receive seed money of up to PhP100,000 to implement their projects in their communities for six months. The goal is to help build a healthier Philippines to be able to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Since 2012, teams from UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, and UP Visayas have competed and have become grand finalists. For the last two years, the Grand Champions have been from UP Visayas Miag-ao Campus.
The rest of the mechanics as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) may be found on their website ideaspositive.org.