Meet Elvie and Bregsin
Elvie, 22 and Bregsin, 19 are from the pilot class of BagoSphere. They are both high school graduates.
Elvie worked part-time as a service crew in Manila for a few months. However, she could not cope with the high cost of living and returned to Bago City.Like Elvie, Bregsin has difficulties finding a regular job in Bago City after graduation. Living in a rural sugar cane plantation on the out skirts of Bago City, Bregsin’s elderly parents depend on him for their daily needs.
Both Elvie and Bregsin aspire to find a regular job so that they can save money to start and complete their college education. Just like everybody else, dreams can only fulfilled when they and their family break out of poverty.
After BagoSphere, Elvie is now a call center agent at Transcom, and earning a salary PHP 12,000 per month including work performances bonuses and healthcare benefits. She intends to work a few years in a call center to save money to study business in college.
The Transformational Process
Before Training Training Graduation Employment Future
Photo Story of the Pilot
Student Selection – 40 youths were put through a group assessment activity and individual interview that will shortlist 14 candidates with the right aptitude and motivation
Class Picture – Our 14 selected trainees (back row), the Co-founders, summer interns and our pilot project teachers
Our Training Classroom – Trainees were put through a rigorous training program at our youth learning center
BagoSphere Family Day – 6 weeks into the training, family and friends were invited to BagoSphere’s facilities to visit the trainees. They were treated to performances put up by the trainees as a gesture of their appreciation
BagoSphere Family Day – Teachers and Trainees having good food and a good time!
Graduation Day! - The Mayor of Bago City giving a speech to the proud parents and friends of the 14 trainees
Elvie and Bregsin are now full-time employees at a call center
13 out of 14 BagoSphere graduates were accepted in call centers in Bacolod City