Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
Spenserian House of Arts & Designs is focused on traditional, modern, film designs and artworks to promote the Filipino brand internationally. In order to address the problem of colonial mentality and help build the Filipino image and identity. It will be used to raise Filipino brand recognition across the world. Filipino-made original films, artworks (from Filipino products) and that. This will be a perfect avenue for Filipino people to express themselves and open job opportunities for Filipino people.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This project cultural and social change to occur. This will raise Filipino films and featuring actors (embodying traditional Filipino moreno/Morena beauty). This will reduce discrimination on complexion and race in the Philippines and make it a diverse nation. Higher tourism rates and make people attracted to Filipino culture.
Sustainability and future plans
With a span of 5 years, Spenserian House of Arts will merge with various art shops, merchandise companies in the Philippines to at least give 500-1000 Filipino people give jobs from art companies (pre-production to production of art materials). This will showcase the talent of Filipinos in arts, technology, and designs. Further research on innovative designs and artworks (using Filipino materials). Seminars with universities and local bookstores and art shops will be done respectively. As for pricing, it will utilize the Psychological pricing (Php. 79 pesos) that will urge more consumers in class B,C,D citizens to purchase the artworks. As for the films, it is currently in selection process of Taiwan International Queer Festival, hopefully for the Cinemalaya, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino and Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) to rise the publicity and image of the business and quality Filipino films not for box office but for artistic excellence and international recognition to produce quality full-length and short films and capture interest of Filipinos and produce media. This is to blend traditional and digital media.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
James Stephen Cerrero is a 17-year old BS Accountancy student. He was first exposed to politics and economy. He has been a writer for History of Royal Women, Royal Writers, Oxford Writers House, Society of Authors and Cambridge Writers.He broadened his knowledge as an entrepreneur and leader through his participation as a National Youth Congress delegate and quiz bee finalist which was held at the University of the Philippines, he was exposed to key issues on the countrys economy with other young scholars across the country. He was really passionate in fighting health problems so he began an investigatory project entitled Bridges and Social Constraints of the Picture Exchange Communication System towards People with Autism focusing on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and improving their communication. He designed the PPECS application into an open way how it can help improve interactive communication whereas he launched his own prototype in play store. In his final year in High School, he generated a capstone project and it is the OMG Drinks which can solve health-related issues such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. As a youth representative, he was nominated in various prestigious international awards such as CSR Youth Awards, International Service-Learning Practitioner Award, Nobel Peace Prize, and Global Youth Awards.Currently, he is a member of the International Youth Council and the World Youth Asia Alliance and he is publishing his research materials entitled Contemporary Analysis of the Role the Philippine Government in Economic Growth which was submitted to University of Oxford and Cambridge University and accepted in the 2018 international research symposium at Prague, Czech Republic. Also, Shaping the World of Obesity: A Living Psychological Enemy which was submitted to Harvard. He is also doing his short film and other product endorsements. Reaching for the DIANA 2019 nomination.