Be Inspired! Join the 2019 NEXTGEN Fellowship – Apply Today

Travel to the Philippines, Learn About Your Heritage, Be inspired.

Apply online at: NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application for Summer 2019 NEXTGEN Fellowship open until Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

This Summer 2019, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial travel scholarships for up to seven young adults (18 years old and up) to visit the Philippines for 10 days – June 27 to July 7, 2019:  Take advantage of potential travel scholarship opportunities valued up to $3,000 each. They will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The travel scholarship will go towards domestic transportation in the Philippines, meals, lodging, and sightseeing. Anticipated costs that participants are expected to cover on their own are: round trip international airfare from US to the Philippines (around $1000); passport and/or visa costs; incidentals; souvenirs; travel vaccinations (please consult your doctor); and travel insurance. Participants are also encouraged to fund raise a minimum of $200 and contribute to the Community Power Giving Circle.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Visit family & friends and immerse in Filipino culture before or after the NEXTGEN trip (reconnect with your roots)
  • Contribute to the Community Power Giving Circle and  promote diaspora philanthropy (share resources with your homeland)
  • Learn about the foundation’s service and advocacy projects (contribute in sustaining community with action), but most of all
  • BE INSPIRED to take the next steps in your personal and professional life.

Crystle Dino (standing far right) greet guests at “The Art of Connection & The Spaces Between” exhibit as part of the 2019 Master of Art in Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago January 2019

Take a look at Crystle Dino. In 2015, she joined the Bayanihan Foundation NEXTGEN Trip as part of the Kaluluwa Kolectivo. The trip to the Philippines made a big difference in her life and inspired her in more ways than one. Crystle has always been guided by her passions in the visual, performative, and healing arts. She has always been rooted in community and her cultural upbringings.

Crystle Dino exhibit at “The Art of Connection & The Spaces Between” at the Sullivan Galleries Chicago, showcasing patterns immersed in personal artifacts, collective experiences, folklore, and Filipino Martial Arts (January 2019)

Her trip to the Philippines contributed to her reflection and her questions of home, identity, culture, history, and spirituality. Crystle discovers her voice and Pinay aesthetic in her work to connect her Pilipinx indigenous roots and Chicago upbringing. With the help of her travel to the Philippines, Crystle connected herstory and investigates time, place, and the concept of freedom and her place and responsibility in the world.

(left to right): Dale Asis and Crystle Dino at her exhibit “The Art of Connection & The Spaces Between” presented by the 2019 Master of Art in Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (January 2019)

The Bayanihan Foundation invites you to be part of the 2019 cohort of NEXTGEN travelers. The foundation cannot promise you the same exemplar success of Crystle Dino as she finishes her Master of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the best fine arts school in the US. However, the NEXTGEN Travel Fellowship could give the chance and opportunity to be inspired like Crystle, create a path of success for yourself, and discover the spaces in between and the connection to your heritage and beyond. Apply today!

About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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