• OWN YOUR NARRATIVE.

    In fact, re-write your personal story!

  • ABOUT

    YAEHA Workshops, works in partnership with the media and creative industry to give marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice. Our member media and creative professionals share time, knowledge and experience to benefit the marginalized and rights holder groups, and young people. Working with government and non-government agencies as well as companies, we amplify their voices by developing and enhancing their communication and digital skills to help them connect better with their audiences and participate in team, community and corporate projects.

     

    Youth/Adolescent Empowerment & Health Advocacies Channel is a program by The LoveLife Project for Health & Environment Inc., a non-profit media organization composed of marginalized groups and media and creative professionals who envision a world where people live at optimal health, happiness and productivity.

     

    The program is our response to the growing need for the youth to be correctly informed and educated about digital media and technology, health and environment. It conceptualized, creates and produces youth-centered and youth-led projects where the marginalized and the majority class work together in a safe and nurturing environment. Our training program has four phases, usually, depending upon the requests of or partner organization or company.

    Phase 1: YAEHA Digital Empowerment Workshops:

    For Coping or Co-creating

    Own your narrative. Confront your life story. Rewrite, create, master. Through digital media. For the marginalized, for students, employees, and the community members.

    Phase 2: Collab to Create Content

    Digital Content Creations on various advocacies by our students, with guidance by media professionals.

    Phase 3: Present to Community

    Thru a Community Premiere or thru our YAEHADEMIC Digital Festival, we organize our groups, stakeholders, academe, health sector, government and private institutions and the media, to see the movies we created and to spark conversations and inspire new partnerships.

    YAEHADEMIC Digital Health Caravan

    We then bring our advocacy content and talks to more communities and campuses to impact more lives. We then repeat the process the next year.

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  • YAEHA WORKSHOP TRIUMPH: DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOR THE MARGINALIZED THRU WORKSHOP, CONTENT CREATION AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING WINS BEST PRACTICE AT VOICES FOR INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL CONTEST IN THE NETHERLANDS, JANUARY 2020

    Our innovative project YAEHADEMIC Digital Empowerment Workshops won among many applicants from the Philippines and other countries. Held in the Hague, Netherlands, the contest was held at the International Conference on Voices for Inclusion by Liliane Foundation in partnership with Voice and Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development.

    Best Practice Winner The LoveLife Project for Health & Environment Inc. for YAEHA DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS

    Our workshop has been developed through our years and years of advocacy practice, since 1998, as individuals, as media professionals, and as a collective. Initially, we didn't know about the word "intersectionality" but through the Linking and Learning Sessions held between August and October last year (2019), and, between the three selected contestant organizations (Virtualahan, A2D and The LoveLife Project), we realized that this new concept for advocacy for inclusion, is actually what our culture is, as media practitioners. Since college, we were trained to make our stories holistic and our study of our characters multi-dimensional or we will be deemed irresponsible storytellers and truth reporters. This is an integral component of our programs and projects. This is what we teach our participants to the YAEHA Workshops.

    Our Winning Video Entry

    We were asked to produce a 90 seconds video presentation as entry to the Voices for Inclusion Using Digital Technology or Media International Contest at the Netherlands, 2020.

  • digital empowerment workshops

    We have different programs for different groups. We try to be holistic, by including current issues and trends and tackling SOGIE, health and wellness, environment and some livelihood skills in our digital lessons and exercises.

    YAEHA Digital Acting, Video-blogging, Hosting, Modelling Workshop

    For our participants, we empower them and inspire them to become socially responsible content creators and media influencers. The training is for those who intend to do "on camera" communication projects, for would be actors, hosts, vloggers and models.

    Digital Storytelling Workshop (Corporate)

    The training involves digital scriptwriting, and we can focus only on this, or go further and tackle other elements of digital storytelling, such as digital camera/cinematography, sound and editing, managing small content projects such as a simple blog, to "how to" or "101" videos, to documentaries, talk shows, entertainment shows, and, to an independent advocacy digital movie.

     

    Other designs:

    Digital Creative Writing

    Digital Cinematography for Advocacy Videos

    Corporate Social Media Content Creation

    A YAEHA former Trainee holds a session with students from QC High School and Scholars from various Barangays in Quezon City to prepare for the movie Ang Timeline ng Buhay ni B (August, 2016)

    Digital Storytelling for

    the Marginalized

    The training involves the initial auditions for scholarships for youth from marginalized groups where they learn about digital storytelling with students from private or exclusive schools. Carefully guided by trained facilitators, they also share their personal stories and get to re-write their narratives. Participants collaborate in creating one story for the advocacy movie that will be produced at the end of the training sessions. This advocacy movie is usually presented, when completed, through the YAEHADEMIC Festival, presented to the community to spark conversations. The movie then is used for fund-raising screenings to raise funds again for our next training projects.

    A YAEHA former Trainee holds a session with students from QC High School and Scholars from various Barangays in Quezon City to prepare for the movie Ang Timeline ng Buhay ni B (August, 2016)

    Digital Events Production and Management Workshop

    The training focuses on conceptualizing, planning, marketing and mounting an advocacy digital event and community-organizing for advocacy events. This is where we usually take in On-the-Job Training Students from colleges and universities.

     

    Outputs:

    YAEHADEMIC Digital Health and Tech Festival Summit

    LoveLife Live Green Festival St Paul Manila

    Wellness and Wellbeing Festival

    HIV and Tb Health Caravan

    YAEHA On-the-Job Training Program for Students

    Our award-winning training program involves our OJT students in real advocacy media work experience that includes media production, events management, social media content creation, information technology activities, educational projects, and, marketing and advertising.

     

    We accept students of mass communication, multi-media, new media, theater, advertising, marketing, education, psychology, creative writing and computer or information technology.

     

    Our previous trainees are now among the best of the country, with some who are now internationally awarded content creators, owners of major production houses, top-level managers and educators.

     

    Send email to lovelifeadvocacy@gmail.com

  • DIGITAL ADVOCACY CONTENT

    We've created informational videos, fun student vlogs, digital shorts and full-length advocacy movies!

    Award Winning: Ang Timeline ng Buhay ni B (2019)

    International Film Festival Manhattan, 2019

    Winner of small startup seed grant from National Commission for Culture and the Arts, The Timeline of B's Life, is about an adolescent male who finds out he is infected with HIV and must live the stigma attached to it. Written and Directed by Crisaldo Vicente Pablo, the entire production staff was led by various batches of youth from marginalized groups, and was developed from 2016 and completed in 2018.

    Infectious Diseases: Flying Kiss (2014)

    A different kind of small romantic-comedy movie.

    The movie tells the story of a young woman who gets sick with tuberculosis and must learn to survive and cope with her condition. Romantic comedy for all ages.

    Ang Tweet ni Florante kay Laura (2013)

    The classic becomes a romantic-comedy fantasy movie.

    Venus Raj and Ervic Vijandre lend their talent to students of YAEHA for this fun fantasy movie about mental health, cyber-bullying and the Filipino classic literature "Florante at Laura".

    Ang Tweet ni Florante kay Laura (2013)

    YAEHA Acting Workshop Students as Lead Actors

    YAEHA Acting Workshop students Cheska Carillo and Ralph Datuin are the central characters in the fantasy romantic-comedy.

    Kamangha-manghang Bakasyon ni Juan (2014)

    The Central Characters (Andoy Ranay, Rey Pumaloy, Jojo Nones, Bel Clerigo and Larry)

    This was among our earliest youth collaboration projects, this one, a queer story, became a "Landmark in Philippine cinema history as the first full length independent digital video movie to be shown in Philippine commercial cinemas in its original digital video format" that sparked a revolution and inspired other filmmakers to make their own.

    Digital Short Stories on HIV and Tuberculosis (2018-19)

    Available on our Youtube Channel, series of digital stories funded by Department of Health Metro Manila Center for Health Development

    Three short stories inspired by true stories and experiences by volunteers in the fight against tuberculosis and hiv.

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    Retro: Batch 2007 with Moreno (2007)

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    Moreno is an LGBTIQ+ advocacy movie that tackles indigenous people's rights and women's rights.

    Retro: Batch 2003 with Duda/Doubt (2003)

    The Central Characters (Andoy Ranay, Rey Pumaloy, Jojo Nones, Bel Clerigo and Larry)

    This was among our earliest youth collaboration projects, this one, a queer story, became a "Landmark in Philippine cinema history as the first full length independent digital video movie to be shown in Philippine commercial cinemas in its original digital video format" that sparked a revolution and inspired other filmmakers to make their own.

  • YAEHADEMIC!

    Like an Academy, YAEHADEMIC provides a safe, nurturing space for youth and children to learn about digital media and technology, health, environment and some livelihood skills that they can use for coping with their lives now and living optimally in the future.

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