|Lynn Pinugu and friends|
Regnum Christi member Lynn Pinugu has received a national award
in the Philippines for her work at Mano Amiga Academy.
received the TOWNS award for social enterprise and education.
The TOWNS Foundation Inc. is a national organization of women
whose work helps to transform the lives of Filipinos. TOWNS
awards are given every three years, following a year-long nationwide
search. Lynn is among the 149 women who have been
recognized with the award thus far.
Lynn is the founder of Mano
Amiga Academy, a non-profit school that aims to uplift the
lives of underprivileged Filipino families through education. To ensure the
sustainability of Mano Amiga, Lynn had the Bistro 3846 “high-end
cafeteria” constructed. Bistro 3846 donates 100% of its profits to
Mano Amigo, as well as providing training and employment to
the local community.
Lynn, who has also served as a
missionary to Mexico, was also named a “Global Shaper” by
the World Economic Forum in 2012, and was recipient of
the Social Entrepreneurship Star Award at the 2012 Asian Social
Enterprise Summit in Korea.