Sea of Dreams:


Shih-Hao Hsu

Local organization

JCI Manila

National organization



Shih-Hao Hsu


From November 10, 2022 to February 17, 2023


Canoe student athletes

Target population


Target avg age


People impacted


Sustainable Development Goal

Quality Education

Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a study that there has been an increasing number of out of school youth in the Philippines from 2020.

One of the main causes of this aside from the COVID pandemic is the lack of resources to access proper education.

We are addressing the problem of youth who are out of school because of different circumstances. These youth need to have access to education.

We are trying to address the Goal#4 of United Nations Sustainable Development: Quality Education


The sea of dreams project is a scholarship program that aims to support youths in pursuing their education while being a part of a community of ocean paddling enthusiasts.

Phase 3 of this project mainly focuses on the sustainability of the project. Our scholars need to be able to continue their education. As such, funding must be secured from different sources.

The beneficiaries of this project extend to merely young athletes but also potential athletes in the future.

Actions Taken

Created a full campaign and event to raise awareness
Created a business plan and launch in a digital platform for sustainable funding
Provided scholarships to young athletes as a way to access education


DFA and passports were on time
The team was able to compete in Singapore (singapore ocean cup)
Our scholars placed on some of the categories
Gained international attention
Visit of Singapore Paddle Club members to the Caohagan
LGU recognition of the sport
Enough funds were raise for the scholarship pool
Potential partnerships from different companies are in process


1. Aim for long term sustainability plans.
2. Continue to create more exposure for the sport and club to garner more support from both private and public sectors
3. Tap into different industry sectors that can be potential partners for the club and the program

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