Tey Por Yee & Gomif Partners invest in Muslim youth volunteering for peace in Philippines


8, June 2017, Philippines / Munich, German – Startup angel investor Tey Por Yee (Larry) together with Gomif Partners, sponsored the project which mobilizes young Muslims to be a volunteer for peace, enabling them especially women, to participate in the peace process and decision making, and encouraging them to become future leaders as part of the Gomif Partners’ Socialpreneurship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.

Larry demonstrated in the Accelerator17 2.0 Cyber Workshop how to participate in the program over the Internet.

The program focuses on the underdeveloped southern Philippines, which suffers from the 500-year-old conflict between Christians and Muslims. According to the local report, the Government of the Philippines has been fighting protracted wars with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Abu Sayyaf in parts of Mindanao. These conditions are a breeding ground for ethnoreligious radicalism and conflict. Volunteers serve as role models to other Muslims as peace builders and increase awareness of the peace-building role of Muslim youth.

The project will train 30 volunteers breaking the stereotype of Muslims who are only seen as recipients and giving them the chance to work in multi-cultural societies. Through their placements, they will help with delivering services to 150,000 people.

Gomif Partners, co-lead by venture capitalist Tey Por Yee (Larry), shows the tech-savvy startups on German Cyber Workshop, how easy to contribute to society by using the Internet, besides making a profit from the business. Gomif will pick up an equity stake in qualified startups as part of the program. Interested candidates can visit http://www.gomif.com and submit business plans online. The program is preparing for the launch of Accelerator17 2.0 some time in July.

About Gomif Partners

Gomif Partners (GP) is an early stage investment advisory network joint lead by socialpreneur Larry Tey Por Yee and several private venture partners. GP’s investors invest in and work with information technology companies at any stage but they are primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. GP is interested in socially responsible business models, especially renewable, retail, manufacturing, software, and services surrounding this concept. Visit http://www.gomif.com