Finals are over, homework is done, and the much awaited school break is finally here! This is the perfect time to hit the beach or have your much-needed beauty sleep. But why not try something different for a change? Instead of binge-watching the latest Netflix show, bring out the strong, independent and unstoppable woman in you! Put your precious time into something more productive and with a purpose. Here are some activities that can help you make a difference this school break and gain a new uplifting experience:
Help our environment regain its lushness by planting trees
A lot of people might not know that there’s actually a law stating that all able-bodied citizens of the Philippines, who are at least twelve years of age, shall be required to plant one tree every year. If that’s not a good enough reason to get up and start planting, why not think of it as doing our planet a favor? Join tree-planting events near your area or you could even start your own and invite your friends and family to join. Just make sure to pick an ideal location near protected forests and consult ecology experts. This way, you’ll know what kind of sapling to plant for it to thrive on your chosen area. For first timers, or in case you’re just interested, check out goharibon’s website for more information. Change will never happen unless you make tomorrow today. Make the move for a greener planet!
Care for furry friends in need
We’re all fond of cooing over cute creatures, but we rarely take the time to stop and help them out. Like humans, animals also seek kindness in our hearts. Lend a helping hand to organizations that focus on helping animals, and could use another pair of hands to care for them. Check out 4ocean’s website to know more about how you can help save turtles. If you’re looking for a new and heartwarming experience, try volunteering at PAWS. And if you’re feeling a little adventurous, try starting your own organization and lead the first steps to a better home for animals. A small change and a small cause can go a long way. Help make the world a better place not just for you, but also for the animals we share this planet with.
Give the gift of education through a book donation
Another school year has come and passed. What are you going to do with all those books you already used? Throw them away? Keep them hidden in your attic until they gather dust? Well, how about donating them for a good cause to those who need it? Pile up your old school books and start your own book donation! There are a lot of organizations in Metro Manila alone that would be more than happy to accept your donations and help out children who need it. And while you’re at it, you can also donate your old fiction books that you no longer read. This way, you can make space for new books and make another child happy with endless stories. Win-win! Drop your books off at the Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library, Philippine Toy Library, Books for a Cause, Reading Club 2000, The Book Stop Project, and Papemelroti.
Empowered women empower women
Take advantage of this school break to go after battles being fought worldwide and everyday: gender discrimination. As women, it’s up to us to destroy the barrier hindering us from being the best we could be. Prove to the world that we’re not just meant to take care of the kids and the household; we’re also capable of achieving new scientific discoveries, solving global problems with our wisdom, and so much more if we were only given the chance to show our true potential. Make a bold move to empower women, as an empowered woman yourself. Take the first step to creating a big shift at icanserve and The Paper Project. Spend your time wisely on something meaningful and take part in uplifting your own gender.
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