MicroMissions is run by a diverse team of skilled and enthusiastic contributors and volunteers who all share our belief in an inclusive community and a strong commitment to youth empowerment.
Nona is an educator and an advocate of youth development. She founded MicroSourcing's CSR arm out of a personal commitment to helping the Philippines through education and employment. Her passion for education springs from years of teaching middle school students at Brent International School. Nona graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Bachelor's degree in Humanities. She is the VP of PR & Marketing of MicroSourcing and one of its major shareholders.
Ida works full-time for MicroMissions and she is in charge of the day to day management of all our MicroMissions initiatives. Ida has a lot experience in implementing development programs working for a number of non-profit and government organizations such as the Virlanie Foundation and the Australian Greens Party. Ida has a Master's degree in International Development from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a Bachelor's degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
Jane Leu is an experienced consultant who helped build the structure and foundation of MicroSourcing's CSR arm. She is a multi-awarded social entrepreneur known for her expertise in global migration, talent, and workforce issues. For the past decade, she has led Upwardly Global, an organization she also founded. Upwardly Global seeks to create shifts in the hiring practices of multinational companies, connecting them to a pool of skilled and educated immigrant professionals produced by the developing world. She also recently founded and is currently CEO of Smarter Good, a new venture that services the key functions for non-profit organizations based in the US. Jane has a Master's degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University.
Kate designed and facilitated the Careers for Disadvantaged Youth training under the leadership of Marie Pearl Martinez, our Learning and Development Manager. This unique training program delivered through MicroSourcing University helps Careers Program youth acquire basic skills in English Communication and Computer Literacy to successfully perform their assigned entry-level tasks. Kate also devotes time to the Careers Program as a volunteer mentor, to help the youth succeed in their MicroSourcing journey. Kate has been a corporate trainer since 2009, delivering Foundation and Process Skills Training. She studied Marketing Management at the University of the East.
Wim is a volunteer trainer for the program. He built and implemented an English course covering grammar basics, pronunciation, and vocabulary for beginners. Wim has 37 years of experience teaching English language and literature. For the greater part of his career, he taught at St. James' College, a secondary school for highly talented children in Holland. After working with almost 12,000 students, Wim retired 10 years ago and he visits the Philippines during Dutch autumns and winters. Wim had taken up English Language and Literature in both college and graduate school and he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. Wim is the father of MicroSourcing's CEO Philip Kooijman.
Karen has been taking part in the company's volunteering activities since late 2011 and has become an active volunteer when MicroMissions was established in 2012. She has experience in various programs such as disaster relief and employee volunteering. She also helps in several back office tasks related to MicroMissions activities. Karen is a graduate of University of the Philippines - Los Banos with a Bachelor of Science degree in Development Communication, major in Development Journalism.
Jan Cyrill Dimaranan
Jan is a proactive member of MicroMissions, the CSR arm of MicroSourcing. Prior to joining MicroSourcing, Jan has always shown enthusiasm in social responsibility activities, spanning from environmental causes to community engagement in the Philippines. With his background in events coordination, he has been helpful to the MicroMissions team in executing plans and regularly hosts MicroSourcing's CSR events. Jan is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, major in Management.
Over 200 employee volunteers have participated in internal programs and social initiatives that benefit our partner organizations. Moreover, more than 800 employees have donated and contributed in cash and in kind to campaigns for education and disaster relief. MicroSourcing is proud to have an active base of employee volunteers who support our mission to create healthy and thriving communities in the Philippines.
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