We're starting a design school for Filipinos who can't afford college. But we can't do it alone.
We're starting a design school for Filipinos who can't afford college. We have property already, and an architect has designed us an incredible building that includes bunk rooms for students and volunteers who live too far away and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend our school. But we need your help.
We aim to provide excellent graphic design and art education for young adults who can’t afford typical schooling. Working with other passionate professionals in our field, we'll help Filipino artists living in poverty learn the tools of the trade, experience client work, build beautiful portfolios, and get good careers in the design industry.
At Ferdinand Center for the Creative, students will come to classes three days a week, gaining practical, hands-on experience drawing what they see, drawing from their imagination, sketching, painting in different styles and mediums, working on logos from conception to final execution, and learn the tools and software used by graphic designers. They’ll get to work on actual ad campaigns and brand projects for other nonprofits around the world as well, adding valuable work to their portfolios.
We’ll offer all the education, tools, and resources so that even the poorest can enrich their lives and earn a better living with good jobs in the graphic design field.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL
We’re looking to use our facilities in any way we can, to help as many people as possible. One of our projects, Kalye Ferdinand (Ferdinand Street in Filipino), aims to help street children learn to read and write, speak English, play around with arts and crafts, and learn basic computer skills all while getting a healthy meal. Solving the literacy problem goes a huge way towards solving the rest of the world’s problems, and it gives street children a head start against educated children, who already have a head start in every other way.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 13, 2010.
Dec 14, 2009 - Mar 13, 2010
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