ProjectSaysay Wins in 2018 Digital Youth Summit
ProjectSaysay is among the Digital Youth Summit (DYS) 2018’s Top Five Digital Ambassadors announced on October 27.
Communications Director Janine Micah Vicente and Creatives Director Billy Joe Marciano led the delegation of seven ProjectSaysay volunteers to the annual summit held at Ascott Hotel, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City on October 25-27. Joining them are Logistics Head Paul Mark Bero, and volunteers Mc Kevin Romualdo, Alvin Lorena, Michael Anjielo Tabuyan, and Ralf Laurence Bonifacio.
ProjectSaysay’s winning entry is an innovation that allows students and users to read bio-notes and other relevant information about the heroes embedded in QR codes. It is still anchored on its main project of spreading the ideals and values of great Filipinos through dissemination of relevant, useful, and inspiring information sourced from Philippine history. It does so in three ways:  distribute quality posters to Philippine schools for free, here and abroad, featuring the words of wisdom of great Filipinos;  generate sensible and accurate online materials that are shareable and attune to the needs of time; and  create platforms to express creativity and academic exchanges related to history and culture.
The DYS is an action-oriented conference that provides peer-to-peer mentoring to promising youth, and empowers them to be ambassadors and leaders of responsible digital citizenship. Now on its second year, the summit addressed online safety issues as well as authenticity, safety and wellbeing, community engagement, positive behavior, and digital literacy of public posts of youth-led online platforms. With the theme “#iamDigital,” DYS challenged the participants to apply on their online campaigns the insightful learnings from the summit.
Joining ProjectSaysay in top five are XU Development Communication Society, Project SMILE, Association of Young Environmental Journalists, and PeaceKwela.
Each winning ambassador received Php 20,000 cash fund and $1000 Facebook ad credits for their social media campaigns. All delegates of the summit also received $200 Facebook ad credits in support of their own campaigns.
The event was sponsored by Mano Amiga Academy, Incorporated and Facebook Philippines.
Since its establishment in 2013, ProjectSaysay, a registered non-government organization, has distributed 4,363 12”x18” matte-laminated sticker on 3mm sintra poster prints to 2,055 classrooms and libraries of 182 schools, institutions and offices, here and abroad.