In April 2014, our school invited my brother and I to an interview featuring MI Kids practicing entrepreneurship for Jessica Soho’s State of the Nation segment on the late night News Show of GMA 7.
We told them about Hope afloat and how it is not that hard to make a difference in the Philippines just by a project made by 5 kids from grades 3 and 7. At the beginning, we thought it was going to be hard, but it ended up not as difficult as we thought it would be and it did better than we all expected. While doing fundraising activities for Hope Afloat, we learned many things like how to sell things to make a profit for the dry bags; and how to think of good plans that can support Hope Afloat.
My brother said he wants to be a Chef. Actually, he also wants to be a doctor or a teacher that will help other kids; and one of his favorite things to do is to eat and try good food. That is why when his favorite Hope Afloat fundraising activity is the Food Sale. During food sales, we enjoy selling food like “Hookies – Hope Afloat Cookies” and school favorites like Tonkatsudon and Potato Gratin. Our Mom cooks. The other moms help during the food sale.
I said that I want to be an Architect. I like creating solutions to community problems. In the future, I will find a way to build communities that won’t be so bothered by floods, so all kids can go to school without having to get themselves and their school things wet. I am number smart and word smart, so I learned to use excel to track donations. I also use my skills to talk about what Hope Afloat is about and how we can help. Those who agree with our idea make a donation or buy our food.
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