“No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Anne Frank.
December 5th marks the International Volunteer Day and the theme “Together We Can Through Volunteering” fits rightly so. Having been in Kathmandu Valley for almost a year and witnessing the transition of Covid-19 phases has indeed been a humbling and enriching experience. The very process of all the volunteers of GFF Helps International coming together from various parts of the world and joining hands to create a difference in our own initiatives towards the country that we have volunteered has been a fulfilling experience.
On this day across the world, we pay tribute to the volunteers who play a crucial role in being at the forefront of community, societal and medical responses. According to the UN, there are also online volunteers worldwide who served virtually in support to civil society organizations working on peace and development.
I am Lady Peace R. Remaneses, a licensed teacher in Aklan, Philippines. I had my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, major in General Education and studying Master of Arts in Education, Major in Educational Management in Aklan State University, Philippines. Before I had connected with the Glenn Family Foundation, I had taught to various government schools and had been a volunteer teacher in primary level education, from 2017 to 2019 in the Province of Aklan. Since May 2019, I have been volunteering in the Deaf Community wherein I communicate and teach people with hard of hearing by making videos of myself doing basic American/Filipino Sign Language and by video-calling them through Skype or Messenger.
Willyn CarrascalMeet Lady Peace Remaneses, GFF HELPS Philippines Representative