The Philippines is once again beaming proud for bagging the top prize in the recently concluded international challenge for a change which was sponsored by Microsoft. The 19-year old young Filipino who brought home honor and prestige for his beloved country, goes by the name of Dominic Co. He is one of the five outstanding contenders of the Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change. Among the other winners came from India, the United States and Mexico. As far as this 19-year old teen is concerned, he plans to promote the undying commitment of the Filipinos towards nationalism. Apart from this, the patriotic and goal=oriented Pinoy teenager wants to resurrect his countrymen’s love and respect for their very own kind of literature through his own website, In relation to this, he is also planning to develop an online curriculum which will adequately supply the much needed necessities in teaching Philippine Literature in the years to come.

Dominic Co

Dominic Co, a young Filipino, who seeks to promote the values of nationalism and the love for Filipino Literature.

This young Filipino and all the other winners are scheduled to have a volunteer trip to Amazon, to learn and explore more about the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship, rural development, conservation and leadership issues in its lush rainforest. Speaking of their grand prize package, each of the lucky winners will be receiving a $2,500 cash grant, a Microsoft technology bundle which is comprised of an Xbox One and the ultra-sophisticated Windows Phone 8.

Descriptively, the Microsoft Youthspark Challenge for Change aims to encourage youths from all over the world to submit their own ideas about those things that will trigger dynamic and relevant changes in their communities. Moreover, the said prestigious competition aims to encourage the modern youths of today to develop a creative and beneficial project which makes use of Microsoft Technologies.

Meanwhile, the organizers behind this very motivating endeavor in fostering minor or major transformations for the sake of a moving, effective and fully-functional mechanisms of social change solely believe that

Microsoft believes that nothing matches the creativity and passion of youth to inspire social change. The stories from contestants and winners alike were truly inspiring.

For this year’s theme, the Youthspark Competition of Microsoft centered on the following: Food security, personal empowerment digital literacy, STEM care, environmentalism and entrepreneurship. Speaking of their contest criteria, each contestant was judged according to these crucial points: Creativity, the innate potential of a contestant to create a positive impact on social issues and the practical use of Microsoft technologies on these life-changing social concerns.

Truly, this most promising young Filipino has been blessed with a tremendous intellect that can make this Third World country great again.


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