Saatchi & Saatchi and Sandy Oldham People join forces to inspire a new wave of creative minds from Sydney's underprivileged children

sandy 1.jpgOn Tuesday 8th May Saatchi & Saatchi and Sandy Oldham People are joining forces to redefine opportunity for the next generation of Australian creatives.

Supporting The Creative Chronicles, a workshop initiative by not-for-profit I-Manifest, the doors to the creative mecca, Saatchi & Saatchi, are being opened to 10 eager creative minds to experience a day in the life of the elusive ad world.
One of the leaders in the creative recruitment field, Sandy Oldham People is supporting the initiate by sponsoring the workshop.

With her extensive experience Sandy Oldham knows all too well how young talent struggles to find it's first step into the creative industries.

Says Oldham (pictured): "I feel we have a responsibility to encourage and motivate young talent to re-engage and seriously consider building a career within the advertising industry. The reality is that we are not all provided with equal opportunities. Many of these young, talented, creative individuals may never ordinarily get the chance to be exposed to visionary/creative people.  This I-Manifest experience could be the one thing that inspires them to believe that doing something with their creative side can be a reality."
Having known Michael Rebelo, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi since starting her business over 14 years ago, for Oldham, it was a natural fit for the 2 organisations to work together in supporting this initiative.  
Says Jason Lonsdale,executive planning director of Saatchi& Saatchi: "Saatchi & Saatchi is founded on the belief that nothing is impossible, so the opportunity to work with I-Manifest in helping teenagers to envisage new possibilities and realise new dreams was a no-brainer."

manifest.jpgThis workshop marks the beginning of an extensive line up to The Creative Chronicles series. The series aims to help up to 50 underprivileged teenagers every month be inspired and motivated to pursue a creative path.

Combined with an extensive mentor program which cements relationships born between creative youth and professionals, I-Manifest aims to support it's students from their first workshop experience until they achieve their educational and vocational aspirations.
I-Manifest is a not-for-profit organization that empowers underprivileged and rural teenagers by exposing them to a realistic future in the creative industries.


English said:

I feel that press release was written by someone who really shouldn't be writing press releases.

Jay said:

'creative Mecca''??? oh pur-lease!!!

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