• The Behavioral Science Society of UST partnered up with World Vision for a child sponsorship project, and all us members donate P15 each every month. Even so, I didn't know how the whole thing worked, so I read the brochure they gave out and got intrigued.
|The child sponsorship welcome pack, which has everything you need to know about the program.|
World Vision, it turns out, is an organization aimed towards alleviating poverty. Their programs include child sponsorship, where for as little as P600 a month, your donation helps a child with his education, healthcare and security, and community development, among other things. I got so enthusiastic about it that I told Mom "We should totally do this," and we did, splitting the P600 between us.
Our papers arrived the other day, and I found out that our sponsored child is a fourth-grade girl. Sadly, she's too far away to visit, but at least I can write to her.
To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child's life, visit http://www.worldvision.org.ph/
• Last year, I tried out for the Thomasian Writers Guild but failed to make the cut. This year, I tried out again, but I didn't get to finish the exam because I had classes. Months afterward, when I had given up all hope of ever getting into that org, I received this text message in the middle of the night:
I thought it was a horribly mean prank, so I ran downstairs to check their Facebook, where they posted the results:
All is well. Would anyone judge me if I put a smiley here, just for emphasis? :D