The Bottle School Run, June 13

The work of social entrepreneurs is to use innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. This year, a critical agenda is when a million young school children’s education was disrupted and the loss of 2,800 pre-school classrooms to the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.* Instead of a limited donor model, we would want to ask you to become the first to use the popular running activity to create an community based, people-empowered solution.

Together, we will be building the first soda PET bottle school in the country to replace and rebuild a damaged school in Taguig. Using a donation of two bottles with a 1.5 or 2 liter size of any soda brand, and your running fee, we will be able to use the bottles as hollow blocks and the money for materials and cement. ( )

THE BOTTLE SCHOOL RUN is a sustainable and empowered system that can be replicated anywhere in the country, and we just need you to help us start. If before you run for a singlet, for time, for a cause, then this time run for something different, a solution that can change the world.

PARTICIPANTS: As Many Who Want to Make a Difference
DISTANCE: 3, 5, 10K
RACE START: 5 a.m.


You can register starting May 27, 2010 at Planet Sports Trinoma, Market Market, and Alabang branches! The following are the registration fees with two empty 1.5 or 2 liter PET bottles:

*Php 200 for 3K run
*Php 300 for 5K and 10K.

This event is presented by The Department of Education, City of Taguig, My Shelter Foundation, Pepsi, Insular Life and Cecon.

We hope that you can be part of this run. It is so much about you as it is about the people you are helping in a concrete way, not in a hand out, but in an empowered way so that they can continue to be a sustainable part of the solution long after funds from this event are invested in the pioneer build.

Illac Diaz, My Shelter Foundation

MyShelter Foundation is a non-stock non-profit organization that aims to create a system of sustainability and reliability through its capability-building and employment generating projects. One of the strengths of the foundation is to find innovative solutions to fight climate change through sustainable, eco-friendly, low-cost, disaster-resistant structures.

My Shelter core mission is to empower its beneficiaries and uses their energies as the greatest force for their upliftment.

Other Projects by MyShelter :

1) Earthen Schools( )
2) Bamboo Schools( )
3) Design Against the Elements : A global campaign for climate resilient urban communities (

“The purest form of charity to others is to make yourself obsolete.”

*World Bank