Will You Rise Up? "WYRU"
A question we must ask ourselves on a daily basis, a question we want to pass on to everyone.
Will we rise up for our self? For another?
We created this team to encourage everyone to rise up every single moment of every day, to remind everyone to conquer and to hover above on all situations.
This team is created together with a handful of young people; students that also have the burden for other fellow students.
Now this is who we are and we really need your help.
Who is WYRU?
•We are a group of young men and women trying to make a difference in the campuses in the Philippines.
•To sustain our cause, we design and sell t-shirts
•To lessen if not eradicate the effects of depression in the campuses in the Philippines
We plan to set up a team and its to go around the campuses in the Philippines to encourage students that their fight for a good future is worth it, that victory is possible.
We hope to speak life in every student as often as we can.
We finally decided to push on with this, a friend of a friend died, because she killed herself.
The cycle must end. Depression must end and not life.
We want to provide a channel for a constant supply of encouragement, as constant as the supply of reasons to be discouraged.
Why WiIll I?
Because I was supposed to be dead, but the good thing is that my suicide attempt did not push through, apparently although I took a handful of sleeping pills inside my classroom when I was in Junior High. Yes I fell asleep for 30mins, but for some weird reason I was up and back again because the next professor came in.
Funny as it may seem but, the pain and the intention was real. It did not end and continued on for more than 5years. I struggled and wanted to end my life on a constant basis. Until, a realization that there are so much in life than my struggles, things are better if we see it differently, only if someone was there to tell me the things that I need to know, maybe perhaps life went better for me.
Hence this. And this time I know, it only takes a few words to keep a life, a commitment for someone and a community with a great heart.
This is why we are doing this, maybe this time we answer this together?
WYRU? Will you rise up? or better yet, in whatever we are right now, let us be reminded of the question as to why we do things, why we do what we do? Why are you?
With these questions I know, that all the pains in the past equipped me to bring light in the darkest of places.
Come on! Let's bring life!
Let us face this enemy that is sneaking in the corners of the campuses, swept under the rug, hence it continues to lurk.
I cant do this alone, I can only raise a few young students so they can guide and encourage people. But we need your help to make this big. For we know that still, there are places in the classrooms of our universities that need a good message.
That they matter and their lives are indeed possible for victory.
At the end of the day, we will push on and find ways to provide the best resources for students to supply them with the best needed encouragements as often as the supply of reasons to be discouraged.
Please message us if you want to buy our shirts or send help.
I am Darwinn Kwong and I have been mentoring and discipling students for more than 3years now, and based on my experience, all of these students will continue to face a situation wherein it can be a tipping point of their studies, career or even their entire life.
However, with the absence of proper guidance and its supply in the society, these young people can always go with the flow and disable them to conquerors and heroes. This is what I want to example to all young people.
To be a hero.
This is our game plan.
1. Create an on-line channel that discusses the real usable stuff for students that young people can pass on - this channel will discuss about how they can rise up above situations in life and will guide them on how to see things differently.
2. Form up a group of people that are willing and burdened for the young people and their bright future.
3. Create a mechanism, equipped to go around the cities and municipalities of the Philippines to allow them to see and feel a very tangible proof of our cause and how we sincerely want to see them and encourage people that their lives and their dreams are possible.
We are in dire need of your support.
Let us make this happen and together, let us conquer depression and all its effects.