from the pathways blog
Reflections of a Pathways Volunteer
May 06, 2006 by: Administrator in Volunteer Views
By Maria Carla Bren Vianney L. Yap
In all of my arrogance, I thought people from the University of the Philippines were the only living (and breathing) creatures in the Philippines who are bothered by the sight of overcrowded shanties lined up along the sea coasts or the stench of homeless children as they whirl around the streets daily in search of their next meal while making a playground out of the dangerous fast lanes. We were made to think that these telltale signs of poverty were part of our so-called SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY as Iskolars ng Bayan. But GENUINE SERVICE, in its truest sense of the word remained a dream.
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