Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) for an innovation competition for young Filipinos in Senior High School.
The program imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate fosters creative and innovative thinking among students by enabling them to solve problems of their respective communities or achieve a particular purpose using critical thinking, experimentation, risk analysis, engineering, and technical skills.
This year’s contest gathered a total of 89 project proposals from public and private high schools all over the Philippines, the biggest number of proposals received since the program started in 2017.
The MOA signing between DOST-SEI, HCPI, and fellow program partners C&E Publishing, Inc. and Gokongwei Brothers Foundation took place last March 13. On the same day, finalists composed of 20 school teams also began their 5-day Technical Training, Workshop, and Mentoring.
Three schools will be selected by a distinguished board of judges, and will each receive a Youth Innovation cash grant of P200,000. This would be after a build period of about 90 days allotted for finalists to design, build, and complete their working prototype, including test deployment in their chosen community.