Founder & National President

Ellirie Aviles

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Ellirie Ardeña Aviles  is born in January 1996. He took his primary education in Negros Occidental, his secondary at Caloocan City and started his tertiary education in Quezon City Polytechnic University.  

Ellirie is an activist who got his first exposure through a public sector trade union confederation. Having been involve in campaigns related to promotion of quality public services, and transparency and accountability, he then lead the organizing of Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition. Afterwards, he worked as a support staff at the House of Representatives but eventually resigned to return to the labor movement. After a few months, he was invited to work on a national campaign of a congressional aspirant to which he did not refuse. He is an advocate of children protection and youth empowerment, R.A. 6713, Magna Carta for women, Labor rights, R.A. 8485 Animal welfare act of the Philippines etc.

He started SKC in 2013 as a school based organization which instantly expanded through opening the membership to all interested youth in Metro Manila. In 2015, the coalition decided to expand as a national organization which later got recognized by the National Youth Commission.

Ellirie is independently living in Metro Manila since he was 17. His experience in the capital made him realize how hard it is for young Filipinos to access education, especially for those of indigent origin. Hence his strong determination in campaigning for quality and accessible education for all.

He chairs the coalition’s National Support Team. He is also the founder of the Youth on the Move(YM) community organization and the lead convener of Youth for Education – International (YEI). He is a director in the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines.

He is also an administrator of the International Student Movement Platform and has been participating in United Nations Major Group for Children and youth assembly calls.

He is the Immediate Past President of the Rotaract Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City and the Chair-Elect of the Rotary Satellite Club of Fort Bonifacio Global City from Rotary International District 3830. He is the national youth convenor of an Education on Federalism Initiative and has recently joined the DILG National Technical Working Group on Federalism. He was also nominated to be the Youth Labor Sector Representative of the Department of Labor and Employment’s National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council.

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