All pledges are in. All headshots are out. Now, it’s our turn to create innovators out of the chosen beneficiaries of ProjectX. Introducing the pioneering batch of XS Out of School:

(From left: John Paul Hernandez, Abu Mangyao, Albert Dela Cruz)

After a month-long search for the most creative graduating students from Jose V. Palma Senior High School in Quezon City, it all came down to these three K-12 seniors. Climbing their way to the top, the trio are now ready to undergo a three-month (January to March 2019) intensive and extensive pre-qualifying training at the XS Group that will help them build their creative portfolios.

Pangarap ko talagang maging animator… gusto kong mapaigting pa yung talent ko ,” (It’s really my dream to become an animator… I want to improve my talent) said John Paul Hernandez, one of the beneficiaries who’s currently taking the Humanities and Social Sciences track in senior high school.

From one talent to another, Gabriel Amiel Zoe Mangyao or simply “Abu” discussed his interest in designing structures like buildings and houses. Asked about his expectations, “Naniniwala ako na mabibigyan ako nito ng mas magandang chance sa buhay.” (I believe that this program will give me a better chance in life)

While Albert Dela Cruz, 17 years of age, shared how his passion for drawing also became his school’s pride, “Yung pinaka-proud na nagawa ko sa eskwelahan na ito ay lumaban ako sa University of the Philippines sa editorial cartooning.” (My proudest achievement in this school was when I competed in the University of the Philippines for editorial cartooning)

At the end of their training, the most outstanding among the three will be hired by the XS Group as a full-time junior intern for one year and will be provided with work equipment and competitive allowances – an advocacy made possible by your donations.

Our gratitude goes to the pledgers who invested in the creative potentials of these promising kids: XStudents. Future Innovators. #BrutallyCreative