Growing up in the Philippines gave me a front row seat to how the world can both be beautiful and destructive all at the same time. I've seen some of the most stunning places in the world in a country that's made of 7,107 islands, yet barely noticeable on a map. It's abundance of natural resources and beautiful people makes it one of the greatest countries in the world. Yet, the gap between the richest and the poorest in the country overshadows all the beauty it has to offer. Many children have to choose between going to school and making a living for their family of 5. Farmers who slave all day under the sun barely have food on their tables. Professionals leave the country due to the lack of well-paying jobs.


When I decided that I wanted to get more involved in tackling global issues, I felt overwhelmed because I didn't know where to start. Before I could overwhelm myself to the point of giving up, I thought that I should start a blog and share everything I learn as I go along this journey. That way, I'd have an avenue to organize my thoughts (and notes), and also help others who want to make a difference in this world but don't know where to start. -Candice D.-


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#Blogust is here!

August 1, 2013

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50,000 #Blogust post comments = 50,000 life-saving vaccines. Yes, it is that time of year again when commenting on blog posts equates to life-saving vaccines for children around the world. Throughout the month of August, a different blogger will share his/her story each day. Each comment made every day on these participating #Blogust stories will […]

Quality Is Just As Important As Quantity

July 18, 2013

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Just recently, news came out about children from a school in the Indian state of Bihar dying from food poisoning. Reading this broke my heart, especially since the food given to these children was free food provided by their government to school children as a method to fight malnutrition. The news of this tragedy hit home because I remembered my grandma […]

Posted in: Children, Hunger/Food

Globalization and Vaccination

April 24, 2013

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This year’s World Immunization Week slogan is “Protect your world – get vaccinated,” which conveys how important vaccines are and how vaccines affect the entire world. In today’s day and age, globalization has been the key theme to almost every aspect of our lives, such as business, education, and personal relationships. With the help of […]

Posted in: Disease, Events, Prevention

Project Banig Zamboanga: Alternative Education for Underprivileged Filipino Children

April 22, 2013

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A woven mat (banig in Tagalog) has never been as powerful an object until a group of storytellers in the small, southern Philippine city of Zamboanga decided to use it as a tool for children and storytellers to come together and explore worlds through creativity and learning. Project Banig Zamboanga (PBZ) is a group of young adults […]

Posted in: Children, Education, Giving

Blood Donation Education: Especially Essential in a Dengue-Inflicted Country

April 14, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends in Manila, Philippines needed blood donors for a sick relative. Today, another friend needed blood donors for a friend inflicted with Dengue. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of a specific mosquito that is infected with the virus. […]

Posted in: Disease, Emergency, Giving, Tips

Live Below the Line: April 29-May 03, 2013

April 11, 2013

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It’s official! I am now part of the Live Below the Line campaign. Visit my Live Below the Line profile to learn more about why I’m participating and about the US Fund for UNICEF, which is the organization that I’ll be supporting in this campaign. My goal is to raise $500 starting today until May 31st, which […]

Posted in: Events, Giving, Poverty

#MDGMomentum

April 5, 2013

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Do you know about the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Have you ever heard anyone you know talk about them? I had no idea that they existed before I decided to play a more active role in helping improve our world. In 2000, world leaders joined the U.N. Millennium Summit at the U.N. headquarters in […]

The customer is always right… at least when it comes to social responsibility.

March 1, 2013

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In a previous post, I went over a few apps that will help everyone be more socially conscious and do more good, including an app that helps consumers fight modern slavery by getting in touch with different merchants and an app that helps consumers find stores that sell Fair Trade Certified products. Recently, Armchair Advocates came […]

Posted in: Companies/Consumers
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