Dulce, the president of Davao City Bloggers, shared this on Facebook after our 11th Big Day.
When I was a kid, I'm excited every time a new school year is about to open. I get to have a new set of school supplies, a new pair of shoes, and carpool comfortably with my friends on our way to school.
This morning, together with Pens of Hope volunteers (Kit, Dan, Belle, Shugar and Rohel) and fellow Davao Bloggers officers (Mark and Anj) we did an outreach program at Barangay Panalum, Paquibato District. Despite the dust-filled, habal-habal rough ride under the scorching heat of the sun, we distributed materials to the Matigsalob indigenous kids. They do not have school supplies, a pair of shoes or slippers and everyday they have to walk many kilometers to get to school.
I realized how lucky I was growing up.
However, it was at this moment, I felt even luckier having to share these blessings to these less fortunate kids. Their eyes sparked with excitement and gladness as they cradled their new set of school supplies. It was that same excitement... that same eager feeling that I want to go to school as a child. Now I know, these kids are ready for the upcoming school year!
There are more children who need our help. Give hope. Inspire others. Share your blessings. Encourage learning. Be involved! Please contact Pens of Hope in Davao on how you too can help.