In November 2015, the Bayanihan Foundation’s NEXTGEN Fellowship Program will be featured at a new upcoming Filipino American online and TV Program “Fil-Am NOW“. The brief segment will feature 2015 NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago and Bayanihan Foundation President Dale Asis. He shared briefly his personal story on why the Bayanihan Foundation is encouraging young Filipino Americans to learn more about their homeland and eventually connect them to philanthropic efforts back in the Philippines.
NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago shared her life changing experience going back to the Philippines and her continued plans to continue helping back home. In October 2015, Jeselle sent a box of used high school textbooks to help continue furnish a library in Iligan City, Philippines. The NEXTGEN Fellowship Program promotes diaspora philanthropy among second generation Filipino Americans to know more about their Filipino heritage and develop their potential to connect to sustainable projects back in the Philippines.
The new Fil-Am NOW TV program is a newly launched TV program produced by Rome Nichols and co-host Donna Reyes. The new show features lifestyle programming for and by the Filipino American community in North America. It is an ambitious media project to connect the generation of the lolos and lolas (grandparents) with their millennial apos (grandchildren). Consider donating and supporting the Fil-Am NOW Indiegogo fundraising campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fil-am-now-first-season/x/229768#/