Grab a SEAT (Social Enterprise Advocacy Tours) Cagayan De Oro & Bukidnon

Grab a SEAT (Social Enterprise Advocacy Tours) Cagayan De Oro & Bukidnon
Grab a SEAT (Social Enterprise Advocacy Tours) Cagayan De Oro & Bukidnon

At Bayan SEARCH Foundation, we believe in the power of social enterprises to transform communities and drive positive change in local economies. Our Social Enterprise Advocacy Tours (SEAT) offer a unique and immersive experience for individuals and groups who are passionate about creating lasting impact while exploring innovative and inclusive business models. SEAT is designed to connect you with inspiring social enterprises across diverse communities. These tours are not just about sightseeing; they are a journey of exploration, learning, and empowerment. 

Program objectives:

1. Explore Impactful Social Enterprises: We carefully curate tours to take you to the heart of thriving social enterprises that are making a tangible difference in their communities. You'll witness firsthand how these enterprises are addressing critical social and environmental challenges while sustaining local economies.

2. Engage with Local Communities: We believe that understanding the context and culture of a community is essential to supporting its growth. You'll have the opportunity to engage with local residents, artisans, and entrepreneurs, gaining valuable insights into their daily lives and the challenges they face.

3. Learn from Social Innovators: Meet the visionary leaders and founders behind these enterprises. Hear their inspiring stories, learn about their business models, and discover the innovative solutions they've developed to create lasting impact.

4. Hands-on Experiences: Get involved in practical activities that showcase the transformative work of social enterprises. Whether it's participating in a community project, attending a workshop, or contributing to a sustainable initiative, you'll have a chance to make a meaningful difference.

5. Networking and Collaboration: Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations that share your passion for social entrepreneurship. Build valuable relationships and explore potential partnerships to further your own social impact initiatives.

SEAT is open to:

Business Professionals who want to gain insights into sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility;

Students and Educators who are looking for ways to enhance their knowledge on social entrepreneurship and community development;

Philanthropists and Impact Investors who want to discover investment opportunities that align with their social and environmental goals;

Social Entrepreneurs: Learn from successful models to empower their own social enterprises; and

Travel Enthusiasts who are looking for trips that combine their love for exploration with a meaningful purpose.

SEAT | Cagayan De Oro and Bukidnon

Tentative itinerary

Day 1: October 25, 2023 (Wed)

  • Arrive Laguindingan Airport
  • Travel to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
  • SEAT Stop #1: Tagolwanen Women Weavers Association
  • Check in hotel
  • Dinner at YAKA (near Malaybalay Capitol Grounds)

Day 2: October 26, 2023 (Thurs)

  • SEAT Stop #2: Visit Abbey of Transfiguration
  • Travel to Valencia City, Bukidnon
  • SEAT Stop #3: Coffee for Peace (lunch and coffee farm tour)
  • Dinner at Manna & Quail
  • Return to Malaybalay

Day 3: October 27, 2023 (Fri)

  • Breakfast and check-out hotel
  • SEAT Stop #4: Visit Communal Ranch, Impasugong
  • SEAT Stop #5: Dahilayan Park
  • Travel to Cagayan de Oro City
  • Check-in hotel
  • Dinner at Circa 1850

Day 4: October 28, 2023 (Sat)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • SEAT Stop #6: First Community Cooperative (FICCO)
  • Lunch at Redtail Shrimps and More
  • SEAT Stop #7: Mindanao University of Science and Technology: Food Innovation Hub / CDO Business Incubation Technology Entrepreneurship and Startups (CDO b.i.t.e.s.)
  • Dinner at Cucina Higala

Day 5: October 29, 2023 (Sun)

  • SEAT Stop #8 (optional): White water rafting at Cagayan River
  • Check-out hotel
  • Depart Cagayan de Oro City

Date and time
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Cagayan De Oro and Bukidnon