In an economy that offers few opportunities for young people to spread their wings, take risks, and make a significant impact on a global scale, Anna Mae Abia is doing just that. As Creative Director of Wanderlust Design, a marketing communication and graphic design agency based in Vancouver, the multi-talented Anna Mae uses her expertise to address global social issues through the power of design and marketing strategies.
Wanderlust Design works with clients, from individuals to organizations in the private, public, and social sectors, to design and develop strategies to address global issues such as poverty, health, education and economic empowerment.
Recently Anna Mae stretched her humanitarian wings to contribute to the Beyond the Streets Project. Having spent her formative years in Manila, Anna Mae remembers attending a school that integrated former street children and orphans into the formal education system. Although she and her family immigrated to Canada when she was still young, this experience greatly impacted her childhood, and continues to impact her to this day.
As part of the Beyond the Streets Project, which aims to tell the story of former street children who improved their lives through formal education, Anna Mae will be traveling to the Philippines this November to document her journey and tell the stories of these inspiring children. If you would like to find out more about the project, please visit beyondstreets.org