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Virtualahan - GBG Stories Search 2017

In the heart of Virtualahan’s advocacy are real people’s stories and life experiences shared by those who were able to find a new purpose and meaning in their lives as persons living with disabilities. Get to know more about how Joelito and Charina discovered their greatness through Virtualahan.

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Virtualahan at ANC Early Edition

Why do we need to build an inclusive culture in the workplace and how can marginalized groups including persons with disabilities (PWDs) give back to society? These are some of the hard and important questions that Virtualahan’s CEO and Founder, Ryan Gersava sheds light onto in this episode of ANC Early Edition.

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Virtualahan| Bloomberg TV Philippines| Business Matters

Watch this in-depth interview with Virtualahan’s CEO and Founder Ryan Gersava and get to know the heart and thrust of this disruptive social enterprise that’s not only making waves in the Philippines but even in the international community in this episode of Bright Ideas as featured on Bloomberg TV.

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Ryan Gersava Founds Virtualahan, a social enterprise that maximizes employment opportunities for Filipinos through online jobs while helping NGOs save on cost.

Ryan Gersava dreamt of becoming a doctor so he could help people in need of medical attention. 

In the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) project, we celebrate the creative and innovative development solutions of our social enterprises in our Social Impact Accelerator.

Google Business Groups (GBG) is a community of business professionals sharing knowledge about Google web technologies for business success.

Four Mindanao-based social entreprises are competing with other 16 Filipino counterparts outside the region in the final round of the Sinag Accelerate.

Ryan Gersava was part-way through his training when he was diagnosed with the disabling medical condition that has – at least for the moment.

Virtualahan is an online platform that provides digital skills training as well as employment for people with various disabilities. Their name is a combination of the words ‘virtual’ and ‘eskwelahan.

The forum is organised by the Department for International Development (DfID) and International Disability Alliance (IDA). Kate Dempster, Senior Civil Society and Governance Adviser at the British Council

The social enterprise’s courses are being developed with inputs from Google and Accenture to be compliant with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority standards

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A six-week digital skills training using blended life-long learning approach. The curriculum is co-developed with Accenture and British Council and delivered 100% online.


Three months of employment support or one year of business mentorship depending on which track a graduate decides to take at the end of the six-weeks training.


Life-coaching through well-being sessions led by our resident psychologist with a strong focus on restoring human dignity, embracing disability, career guidance, patient education, and community-based therapy.

Community Building and System Change

Community projects led by Virtualahan alumni such as awareness campaigns, policy recommendations, public events, and activities focused on advancing SDG 1, 3, 8, 10 and 17.