My World Vision Experience
My first experience with World Vision was like a big stepping stone for me. I remember attending,if I am not mistaken, the fourth Famine Volunteers Orientation alone. Having to know no one was quite frightening,but things starts to change once you are there. They make you feel comfortable and the activities laid out for us were fun. I just remembered the activity where we had to draw a tree and for our group it turned out to be a plant that bore fruits. HAHAHA! After the orientation,I felt like I was no longer alone. Gained knowledge, realizations (most especially the budgeting at the gallery walk), commitments, and friendships. And from then on that is where my commitment as a volunteer started.
Here are some of our volunteer adventures (hahahaha…I like calling it adventure):
Famine Orientation :D
Kick Off for the Famine at Trinoma.
During the Famine,”starving has never felt this good”. My first Famine! :D
Merry Christmas to the kids of Malabon as we gave away Noche Buena packs. :)
Merry Christmas!! :D
Kids with their drawings of what they would like to be when they grow up on one of our tutorial class.
Experiences like these are unforgettable,you will learn and realize a lot. Once you see the smile(s) on a kid’s face it is so contagious. Their joy is what hooks you on to the thought that,”Hey, you are gonna make another kid happy again.” Knowing you can touch or make an impact on a child’s life is really something. Plus the friendship you make and will cherish along the way with your co-volunteers.
When I travel…..
When I went to Cebu I became a Balloon vendor
and then, when I went to Baguio I became a taho vendor :D
Photo (c) Franz
Wonder what my next job will be. Hmmmm….