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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa
This is the message that struck Arvin’s heart when he met a female social worker at Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Orphanage in Mandaluyong City during his visit to do a class project.
University life is all about the experiences or at least so we were told. While studying and partying may take up a lot of time, making space for some voluntary work can really add value to one’s overall university experience.
Many college students exit the world of higher education with volunteer experience under their belts. John Christian Marquez is one. He volunteered to get an opportunity to see the theory in practice in the IT industry.
People who have been through a lot and came out victorious are walking examples of fortitude, patience, and hope. Moreover, these people turn out to have the heart and passion to serve and help others because they know exactly how it feels to desperately need help.
Keshia the Entrepreneur
A quick Facebook search reveals several people of the same name. All girls, of course. All beautiful in their own right. Meanwhile, a lady with a smile on her face, sunglasses resting on top of her blond hair, sunlight striking her visage from an angle making her appear calm yet invigorating strikes a pose. I may not have known her personally, yet I could hear her voice. Frivolous yet reserved. Someone who has completed one stage of life, someone who has matured unto adulthood. This is her, Keshia Fraser.
If you have a big heart for the needy, what would you do?
When I started my walk on the path of volunteerism, I did not exactly know what I wanted to do or to accomplish. Many questions crowded my mind. I never thought I would encounter a question like this. This is a question that Miss Lorybelle Jarligo answered when I saw how passionate and dedicated she was when our path met in my first volunteering stint at Karinderia ni Mang Urot (KMU), a feeding program held three times a week for homeless people in Quezon City.
“Volunteering is an effort that needs nothing but a passionate heart. I look at it as something that adds essence to life. When I first volunteered, I did not expect that I would give it more of myself. But it turned out to be so good that I became hooked to it.