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What Paul Walker Should Be Remembered For [Video]

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Paul Walker was not just a pretty face who took on lead roles in successful films.

I knew Paul Walker died leaving a fundraising event for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, but I didn’t realize he had been doing it for so long and at this scale.

While a lot of celebrities do awesome charitable work–George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and a few others started an NGO called “Not On Our Watch” for instance–Paul Walker’s contribution is still not something to scoff at. Celebrities’ help in the global community is certainly hardly, if at all, publicized, and for obviously the right reason. More people should be like him, and although Biebs’ recent trip to the Philippines is something to be applauded, it’s the anonymous-yet-powerful people of the world (and even commoners like you and me) we must look up to and aspire to be.

Let us all do charity for the right reasons, everybody.

Support the Adopt-A-School Initiative in Masbate

Not everyone’s aware of this, but Masbate is one of the most deprived provinces in the Philippines. The island province has about 900,000 inhabitants, and although it is teeming with rich natural resources, only a little can be said about its quality of education.

Since good education has its rewards, it’s important for the people in Masbate to be able to learn in an environment where young minds can thrive. A broken-down, sorry excuse for a school cannot be expected to produce minds that of Stephen Hawking’s or even Ferdinand Marcos’. Because of this fact, a small group of successful people who grew up in Masbate decided to support the myriad of schools located in the province.

The small “secret group” has been sending educational materials and financial assistance to K-12 public schools for a year now, and to this day, these heroes remain outside the spotlight. Only the people of Masbate know who they are, and I’m sure they will remain anonymous for the greater part of their lives.

Only the people whose hearts and lives they have touched will know who they are.

Who We Are?

ASAP, the Adopt a School Action Program is a project that was conceptualized by a group of Masbatenyo teachers, medical practitioners, government employees, community organizers, and some members of the business community who are all members of a Facebook based organization, the Masbate Beloved, Ltd. To be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, its purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of K-12 school children in impoverished public schools in Masbate.

Still in its initial stage of implementation, ASAP is in the process of strengthening its donor base to solidify its sustainability. It seeks to forge partnerships with educators, organizations, business, and the private sector in the provision of basic educational resources to individual adopted schools.

What We Do?

Although education is highly valued in Masbate, Philippines, the government is unable to supply the rural public schools with adequate educational resources. These schools lack textbooks, reading materials, blackboards, tables, and desks. Students, all of them from impoverished families, don’t have their own basic school supplies such as notebooks, rulers, pens, school bags, pencils, raincoats, and slippers.

How To Help?

ASAP is looking forward to continue helping the schoolchildren and to make the school classrooms a positive learning environment for them.

Donations can be made in cash or in kind.

I personally know a few of them, and I’ve been to Masbate myself. I also know how the entire Philippines is in dire need of school supplies and other materials necessary for learning.

If interested in donating old textbooks and school supplies, please send me an email. I can add you to their Facebook page.

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Help Called to Rescue Defend the Defenseless

Non-profit organization “Called to Rescue” needs your help!

The worldwide organization aims to protect children from sex trafficking, violence and abuse.

Having had experienced abuse and harassment myself, I feel deeply for all the young children in the world who are too young and powerless to fight these so-called grown-ups who have nothing better to do than appease their carnal desires or collect money from those whose carnal desires need appeasing. I have nothing but hatred and pity for these kinds of people, honestly.

There are people so poor that they’re willing to trade their own daughters for money. It’s a pity that poverty has forced them to resort to abusing their own flesh and blood in exchange for food in their mouths.

For me, the abuse here is really about power, and it’s about the criminals exercising their power to take away young girls’ innocence. It’s horrible. These people have no souls; they don’t think about the countless lives who had to suffer emotionally. The abused children can better spend their young lives playing and actually having fun, but what do they get instead? They even need years of therapy just to cope with their lives.

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Taken from the Called to Rescue website

So I urge everyone to do something about this problem. Children, especially those from third world countries, have worse luck since their government lack the manpower and the funds to help stop the atrocity and jail the criminals!

Currently, Called to Rescue needs toys, gifts, cash, clothing, non-perishable food and miscellaneous items like toiletries, blankets, pillows and soap. The charity drive will run until January 12, 2013, only so be quick on your feet, hit the pedal to the metal and donate!

88 Mangos will distribute the items to over 200 children staying in various safe houses provided by Called To Rescue.

For more information about the organization, visit http://www.calledtorescue.com.ph/.

To find out how you can make a difference (i.e. where to donate the items by January 12th) send an email to info@calledtorescue.com. If you fail to donate by Saturday, you can always deposit to the org’s BDO account or send money through Paypal.

Stop the abuse. Help stop the abomination, especially in the Philippines.