Having been an accessories designer/artist for some years now, I have done quite a variety of items using different designs and artistic medium. This is my passion.
In October 2011, I had my first group workshop that taught Basic and Comprehensive Jewelry Making with Bahay Bata Foundation in Litex, Quezon City. This project was made possible by the officers and members of the Rotary Club Midtown-Quezon City. This four-Saturday workshop was very special to me. Aside from being the first workshop that I gave for free, it was quite a big group of 24 participants consisting of deaf-mute persons and their mothers. This unique experience exposed and moved me towards helping small communities, an advocacy I have since embraced by way of my Social Entrepreneurship Brand - Silent Beads.
Silent Beads is the First Plantable Jewelry in the Philippines. It makes use of recyclable paper and seeds. Thinking of Bahay Bata as one of the beneficiary communities, my team and I are doing all that we can to turn this idea into a reality.
Last month, I received a very special blessing from God. I was selected to be one of the privileged delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES2016) to be held at Silicon Valley, California, USA on June 22-24, 2016. This is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity, the big break I have always aspired for and God-willing, the realization of my dreams. However, I am faced with financial constraints as this will surely entail a lot of expenses.
It is in this regard that I am asking for your help, so that eventually I may also help many others. Transportation and accommodation in the US is to be paid for by the event organizers. However, transportation from the originating country to California is to be paid by the delegate. I am asking for your financial assistance so that I can afford the plane ticket from Manila to California and back which is about $1500 (about P70, 000.00 depending on the exchange rate) and other expenses like travel insurance and local transportation and accomodation that are not being covered by the event.
I truly wish I could join and participate in this prestigious event. Aside from the very productive itinerary, there is this awesome possibility that I could get the support that I need in terms of funding, technology transfer and research, collaboration and so much more until finally, Silent Beads gets moving and benefits countless small communities in our country.
I am hoping and praying for your kindness and generosity regarding this matter which is of utmost importance to me.
Thank you so much in advance for being a blessing! May our Almighty God bless you and your family more in return.