Hello! My name is Maria Vivien Deza, a 20 year old Filipino student in China, taking the course of Chinese Education. I've always love the idea of Adventures and at the same time making a difference where it is truly needed. And so i have decided to start volunteering as a Teacher to places in need, and also plans to volunteer in child care one day.
As a youth I have always wanted to live in a wonderful place where there's no poverty and full of hope. I realized that poverty isn't the problem at all, it's lack of support. I do believe in the saying "Our Children are our country's hope". But nowadays lots of Children are forced to work in order to help the family instead of going to school to become more knowledgeable, and learn plenty of skills that will surely help their family and the country in the future.
I thought of why not use my skills and knowledge to help those children build a foundation for their future, and at the same time learn and experience different cultures: which is relevant to my field of study 'Chinese Education major in Language and Culture'. In this way I can also gain experience and nurture my skills for my future while creating positive change within the local community.
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lives well." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why do you need support?
As a first year college student living in an average class of family, it's hard to cover all expenses for my volunteer journey on my own and even with the support and help of my family (as I am not the only child). But that won't stop me from giving hope to children and making a difference to the local community and that's why here I am humbly asking for your support to make not only my dream but also the dreams of the children come true. You are not just helping me but also the local community I will be volunteering at.
"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope." - Barack Obama
What/How will you use the funds collected?
Your donations will specifically be for my Roundtrip Airfare to the countries i will be volunteering at and back. And also to cover registration fee, program fees and other expenses related to my volunteering journey which I can't cover on my own. I won't just be volunteering once because helping people as much as possible is what I truly want. I will add these funds on my "volunteer" bank account with the money I personally saved and with the money from my family which is ONLY for my volunteer expenses.
"I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit." - charles de lint
When and who will you be volunteering with? What project are you into?
I have been accepted by the INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER HQ to volunteer as a Teacher in the local community of Hua Hin Thailand for 2 weeks starting on January 18, 2021. The project is Hill Tribe Support. After this I will apply in another project in my neighboring countries like Laos and Vietnam before I travel to a far destination such as Africa, Colombia, etc.
"There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others." -Mandy Hale
▶️If you want to volunteer as well, or want to know more about volunteering abroad visit IVHQ (INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER HQ) website: www.volunteerhq.org
▶️You can easily find me on wechat: viviendeza13
▶️Or you can message me on [email protected] for whatever purpose.
I've always been fond of children and at this age I want to fully utilize my skills and knowledge to help the children, and also to learn different Cultures. I want to see how they see the world in their perspective, how they live, and think of ideas how I can make a change and contribute to these people in need. That's how I came up to volunteering in different countries.
I believe that there's no Age requirement to help people in need, you only need to have a heart for the people.
I would like to thank you all in advance for supporting me in many ways! Thank you also for believing in me, and for the trust. May God bless you more, and wishing you a prosperous life!! Good day!!
"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia
Maria Vivien Deza,