We are spearheading the first Freedom to Dream Summit on April 13, 2019, at the Red Carpet Cinema, Shangri-La Plaza. The event is meant to inspire and encourage the Filipino youth to discover their dreams, pursue their passions, and make a difference.
7 out of 10 Filipinos do not have a dream—study
The Dream Project PH, a non-stock and non-profit organization, conducted a survey among teenagers across the country. According to the study, 7 out of 10 Filipinos do not have a dream in life. Reasons include discouraging words from others, a lack of self-esteem, lack of passion, lack of opportunities, and poverty.
Is it any wonder why many Filipinos don’t know who they are and what to do next? Darlyn Ty-Nilo, the president of Viviamo and creator of Belle de Jour Power Planner, hopes to change this. “We want to take action,” she shares, “by creating positive conversations on dreaming.” Through this initiative, Darlyn and her team hope to make a lasting change among the Filipino youth by giving them the freedom to dream.
Addressing the needs of Filipino youth
The Freedom to Dream summit will have three plenary sessions, addressing the barriers that contribute to the lack of dreaming.
The first plenary, “Raising Self-Worth,” aims to address the discouraging words spoken against the Filipino youth, and the self-esteem issues that resulted from this. Raising self-worth means having faith in oneself and believing that they are worthy of living the life they want.
Participants will hear from Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate who hosts “G Talks,” a talk show in CNN Philippines. Rezza Custodio Soriano, a life coach and “transformologist,” will be one of the speakers on raising one’s self-worth.
The second plenary session, “Igniting Your Passion,” will encourage participants to find the purpose and passion that excites them and invite them to have the drive to stand up and persevere despite experiencing day-to-day challenges.
Prim Paypon, Filipino Dreamagineer and founder of The Dream Project PH, and Aimee Hashim, lifestyle consultant and founder of LoveLuxe Trading Inc., will be speakers for “Igniting Your Passion.”
Finally, attendees will know how to put their dreams into reality with “Making it Happen,” the event’s third plenary session. Participants will learn how to maximize their resources and act on their goals, despite the lack of opportunities and abject poverty. Multi-awarded entrepreneur behind Oryspa Spa Solutions Inc., educator and advocate of the Filipino brand Sherill Quintana; and Jessica Lopez, Maningning Miclat Art 2018 awardee who created artworks out of milkfish bones will be speakers of this plenary.
Multi-awarded singer-songwriter Jose Villanueva, better known as “Quest,” will be one of Freedom to Dream’s keynote speakers. He envisions creating a culture of sharing positivity, harnessing his talents and influence to uplift the nation.
Apart from the plenaries, there will be fast talk conversations with successful women entrepreneurs and artists who’ll share personal stories on dreaming big and getting over discouragements.
Advocacy expo and mini concert
Participants will have access to an advocacy expo, to raise awareness on a wide range of advocacies that we support. In fact, 100% of the net proceeds will go to our chosen charity organizations. Apart from this, eventgoers are in for a musical treat with a mini-concert after the plenaries. The concert is to be led by Quest and other special guests.
Through this event, we aim to spark positive conversations on dreaming, break barriers, and empower the Filipino youth to live their dreams.
The summit is co-presented by The After Six Club and BraveWorks. We are grateful for our major sponsors, Manulife and Wacoal. We are also thankful for our minor sponsors, namely Ace Water Spa, Celeteque, Curves, Frankie’s, Harem, Qrated Crates, SM Parisian, Serenitea, StyleGenie, Witty Will Save the World, Co., and Zenutrients.
Our media partners include Blogapalooza, ChinoyTV, PageOne Media, Wheninmanila.com
For more information on the Freedom to Dream 2019 Summit and how to purchase tickets, visit http://ilovebdj.com-freedom-to-dream.