Supporting Isang Minutong SMILE Project
|September 22, 2011||Posted by Mitchteryosa under In the box, OFW Mom Thoughts|
I know what it feels like when someone is eager to finish an education but does not have a choice to pursue it simply because there are other things to prioritize. I was once one of those people. It was in year 1996 when my father lost his job and fell sick. I was an incoming 4th year college at that time taking up BS Industrial Engineering. Sure, I had the choice to work while I continue my schooling but I just thought there are other priorities to look after to.
- My only brother was graduating from grade school at that time and I thought that he needed to continue more than I do. At least I have already attained and completed High School education and can work anytime.
- My father needed medication.
- My mother never had an experience to work and I believe she needed to spend time taking care of my father.
- We had no other source of income to sustain our daily needs, if I work and study at the same time, that would put our finances more in trouble considering that I am about to enter the major year of my course.
These situations made me decide to just work and give way to other priorities, and I was later on given the opportunity to work abroad.
So what makes this blog post relevant to Isang Minutong SMILE Project?
I, myself, is a product of an OFW family who eventually became one “bayani” ng Pilipinas. Someone who dreamt of getting a degree but was not given the chance to achieve it due to some unfortunate events, that, somehow, became fortunate as she strongly faced the challenges overseas.
Isang Minutong SMILE Project is a Charity Project organized by OFW Bloggers like me who share the same purpose, and that is to help unfortunate kids who dream big! Why deprive them from pursuing when we can make them SMILE even for a MINUTE. Make them SMILE! In cash, or in kind, it doesn’t have to be as big as their dream. Let’s make this happen again this year, before Christmas! Click here for more details.
Oh, by the way, there are also shirts available for Php450+.
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