• Every society needs to examine itself in relation to other societies.

    -Paulo Freire







  • Hello,

    I'm Renelyn Lastimosa

    I am a creative facilitator and experienced program coordinator looking for opportunities in the social innovation sector with a special interest in Education, Community Development, Technology, Youth Empowerment and Intercultural Learning.

    Welcome to my professional journey!

    I am an individual seeking to impart a socially responsible imprint in our society.

  • What I Do

    I am a creative facilitator and program coordinator for non-profit and start-up organizations. In 2016, I have explored and dived into the rich culture of Brazil and at the same time taking my Post Graduate Certificate Program in Social Innovation Management at Amani Insitute.


    As a Social Innovator, it is very important for me to always go out of my comfort zone so I do that by traveling and learning from people outside of my own. Traveling teaches me to better understand people and allows me to design programs that are creative and innovative.


    I love to be surrounded by people who bring joy and positivity to this world. I spread my happiness all over to encourage individuals to create solutions that are just for the society and to immerse myself into diversity whilst bringing people together in different dynamic activities.


    Presently, I am working with Ayala Foundation for a year project on digital education in partnership with Profuturo Foundation as a Program Coordinator in a small beautiful touristic community called El Nido, Palawan Philippines.


    I specialize in Program Management, Client Relations, Networking, Coaching, Social Innovation Management, Intercultural Competencies, Content Management and Design, Market Research Analysis, Negotiation, Program Development, Training, and Facilitation.


  • Experiences

    Work journeys,

    Ayala Foundation Inc.

    Programs Coordinator, Profuturo Project El Nido

    November 2017- December 2018

    "Building and nurturing partnerships with public and private groups, civil society, and Ayala to achieve impact, scale, and sustainability for everyone involved. "


    Profuturo Foundation bridges the educational gap in the world by providing quality digital education to boys and girls in vulnerable areas.

    4you2, Sao Paulo Brazil

    English Teacher, Volunteer

    February 2017-June 2017


    A social business to transform education through language learning and transcultural experiences that are accessible and of quality for the base pyramid in the global environment.

    CDI International Inc., Sao Paulo Brazil

    Content Development and Research for Exponential Technology Apprenticeship

    August 2016-November 2016

    It’s a global movement of technology for social change, helping people to transform their lives, their communities, and the world through digital empowerment.

    AFS Intercultural Programs, Philippines

    Program Coordinator

    May 2014-July 2016

    AFS is an international, volunteer-based, nonprofit, non-governmental, non-religious organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

    Global Certificate Facilitator for Sentio Network

    Certificate Faciltiator

    April 2016

    Sentio Global Education Network Educational Programs are designed to support learners participating in an international experience build their global competence; the knowledge, skills, and understanding we believe are needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

    The content was designed to meet key educational goals that help learners develop intercultural competence and deal with cultural adjustment. These goals are organized into four core areas: self-awareness, awareness of others, emotional intelligence, and bridges across difference.

    World Vision, Philippines

    Communication’s Support Coordinator, Internship

    April- May 2013

    World Vision is the world's largest international children's charity. For 56 years in the Philippines, we bring everyday hope to thousands of children in the hardest places of rural and urban poor areas as a sign of God's unconditional love.

  • Education 

    Post Graduate Certificate Program SIM 3

    Social Innovation Management 2016-2017

    Amani Institute, Sao Paulo Brazil


    This program is about learning by doing, training with master practitioners, unlocking your potential, and preparing to build the career YOU truly want. You will choose whether you want to do the program in Brazil or Kenya. You can take part in the Social Innovation Management program even if you have a full-time job or your own venture.




    Bachelor's in Science

    Development Communication major in Educational Communication

    2009 -2014

    Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Philippines

    Development Communication is a 4-year program designed to train and form responsible and ethical practitioners in the field.

  • Where I have been since

    Training and Workshop


    • 2017    I finished a 4you2 English Learning Competencies Workshop, Sao Paulo Brazil
      • Facilitated a Personal Development Workshop for Successful Customer Service with medical technologist practitioners, Cag. de Oro Medical Center Hospital, Cag. de Oro Philippines
    • 2016  I completed a workshop on managing students in an intercultural environment at AFS Academy, Budapest, Hungary 
    • 2015  I attended the Sentio Conference and GCC Training, KL Malaysia and went to Asia Pacific Region Weltwearts Conference, Bangalore India 
    • 2014  I organized a leadership training for Indigenous youth in the Philippines and led the annual Exhibit called "Syagit" it's a display of different communication materials of senior students in my field promoting social justice. 
      • I was a  facilitator in an interfaith youth exchange camp on Social Change through the Art, Philippines
      • I was a trainer for a Refresher Workshop on Radio Broadcasting, Philippines 
    •  2012 I participated in the Pinoy media congress, Philippines
      • I was invited as a speaker to talk about Scholarship Opportunities Abroad, Philippines
      • I participated in the generation Change Project on Social Media, Philippines
      • I facilitated the Youth Leadership Seminar/Workshop dubbed as “Engaging Youth Council for Responsible Public Service partnered together with the US Embassy, Philippines  
    • 2011  I was an active volunteer for AFS and attended several Chapter Conferences, Philippines/ Program Planning of AFS Philippines STAFF and Volunteers Conference, Philippines
      • I participated in an environmental writing and action workshop with the Cultural Affairs of the US Embassy, PARFUND and San Carlos University, Philippines
      • I was a facilitator in the Interfaith Youth Peace Camp, Philippines
      • I served as a documenter/facilitator in Unifying the Legal Aid Networks in Mindanao
      • I finished a training called "Training for Trainers Workshop" for Youth Exchange and Study Program Alumni Programming, Virginia USA
      • I promoted programs of AFS Philippines to the Educational Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, Virginia USA/ Interviewer for the Selection of YES- Abroad Program, Denver, Colorado USA  
    • 2010 I facilitated and trained in the Youth Exchange and Study Program Re-Entry Orientation Philippines  
    • 2009 I finished an AFS Volunteer Training for Local Coordinators, Philippines  
    • 2008 I was a guest artist in an Art Exhibit for Student Art Takes Flight Program at the Greater Rochester International Airport New York, USA   
    • 2007  I was granted a full scholarship for one academic year by the US Department of State under the Youth Exchange and Study Program, New York USA   


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