Ventures
Model City Council
Fellow(s)
Location
Quezon District
Philippines
PH
Issue Area(s)

About
Saje Molato is the founder of Model City Council, a social venture in the Quezon District of the Philippines that will provide local opportunity for students to participate in simulations of city council meetings. Model City Council will engage young people in local discourse, empower them to influence government policy and decision making, and increase their awareness of and leadership on issues that impact them and their local communities. The pilot project of The Model City Council was held in August 2017 in Tabaco City, Albay and was attended by more than 700 participants, NGO representatives, and government offcials. The venture reports it has surveyed a total of about 4,000 youth to date and plans to significantly expand by the end of 2018.