The Stairway Project/Puerta Galera, Phillipines 2-15 March 2019

Stairway Foundation
RSME Workshop 4-8 March 2019

Seven kids. Three weeks. One goal: to tell the story of Stairway Foundation, a non-government organization in Puerto Galera, Philippines that combats children's rights violations. Stairway also takes in 14-16 male street children annually for rehabilitation, and is a global advocate for children's rights. A team comprised solely of high school students, led by Max Heald and Zach Jorgensen, filmed the entire movie during three weeks in August 2012 on an entirely student-run shoot. Heald and Jorgensen were awarded Phillips Exeter Academy's first-ever Summer Fellowship Award for their work. In addition, Heald is currently screening the film and giving talks at high schools and colleges around New England. He advocates youth activism and hopes to demonstrate that passion, not age, is the real limit on the impact one can have. If you would like to contact the team or schedule a screening of the film, please email