/ 13 March 2023

THE Lasallian Social Enterprise for Economic Development Center of the De La Salle University signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this month with the British Council Philippines to strengthen social entrepreneurship initiatives.

Under the agreement, DLSU will utilize additional sourcing for regional partners to sustain the WeCan initiative, a regional network of Asian universities under the LSEED Center.

The university will also maintain its chairmanship in the National Association of Social Enterprise Educators and Administrators to build and expand the planned network.

Meanwhile, the British Council will link the LSEED Center with more potential collaborators.

LSEED Center Founding Director Norby Salonga said that the partnership aims “to support the growth of the social entrepreneurship sector by regional networking, mobilization of stakeholders for capacity-building, and the accreditation of universities that implement social entrepreneurship programs.”

DLSU President Br. Bernard thanked the British Council for being a “staunch partner” since 2016.

“As we move forward to this new collaboration, we once again commit ourselves to the mission of further building the social entrepreneurship sector,” Oca said.

Country Director of British Council Philippines Lotus Postrado said that the initiative aligned well with their advocacies.

“This unique platform to engage in social entrepreneurship and innovation [attests] to the commitment of the British Council and the Lasallian community to harness the nexus of higher education and social innovation,” Postrado said.