Hello, my name is Maddie Cruz and I am speaking in behalf of my team mates.
We are Foreign Service Students from the Lyceum of the Philippines University.
Like any other foreign service students, we dream of becoming diplomats and public servants in the future. As such, as early as now, we are putting our learnings into practice by joining activities such as the Model United Nations (MUN) - a simulation of what happens in the United Nations ;a conference where research, substantive debate and resolution-making takes place.
We believe that MUN is the perfect avenue for us to practice whatever knowledge we acquire - allowing us to learn from other people, practice our critical thinking, have a better grasp of our current global state and most importantly - train us to be solutions-oriented in terms of dealing with societal issues we are faced with.
We have been fortunate enough to be given slots to the upcoming Future We Want Model United Nations happening in Manhattan, New York City in Feb - March 2019.
However, we are at the risk of losing our slot due to monetary constraints. Neither of us come from backgrounds of privilege, some of us even working two or three jobs just to be able to make ends meet. We will be needing a substantive amount of money to shoulder expenses such as visa and airfare.
But we also believe that if we want something bad enough, we can always find ways. This is too good of an opportunity to be passed on and we think that by participating well in FWW - NMUN, we will be paving the way for other Filipino students who also want to excel in the Foreign Service, Development and Public service sector.
Any amount and every centavo counts. Your help will really go a long way in helping us achieve our dreams. Rest assured that we are also exerting all efforts from our end to raise funding for this endeavor.
If there is any service, project or activity we can help you with (i.e. tutoring, workshops, research, content writing, social media) in exchange of minimal donation - you may get in touch with me at [email protected]
You may also reach me through the given e-mail address any questions or inquiries regarding this -- feel free to get in touch.
For the love of diplomacy
Thank you very much and may the odds be in our favor.
*Letter of proof and other documentation are available upon request.