Students’ reflection on volunteering for IHHELPP.
We are students. We don’t have masks or capes. What we have is a school uniform. We don’t have laser eyes, but we can open eyes and minds. We don’t have super speed, but if anybody needs help, we’ll be there. We can’t fly, but we dream and aim high. We don’t have superpowers or swords. What we have are pens and the courage to write and take a stand.
We are grade 11 students of Cristo Rey High School, Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. We volunteer our time and talents to write blog articles and design websites for IHHELPP.
To be an IHHELPP volunteer is a big responsibility. It is also an opportunity to get out of our comfort zone and work. Imagine what ordinary students can do to help people in need? Well, we can write. We can speak. We can stand for what is good. Writing for IHHELPP gave us the opportunity to do so. It also gave us experience and molded us into people concerned with our community and country. . .
We began with the blog. Our team collaborated and came up with some articles to kick start the blog. Two of our members studied website designing and managed the blog page. We were all new to blogging or web designing. We worked from scratch and had tons of drafts. We are not experts, but we are trying our best.
We believe that the ability to help other people through writing is a triumph, especially for us students. Yes, we are just students, but we can make a difference.
We don’t need superpowers to help others. We don’t have to be young or old, or rich or poor to bless other people’s lives. All of us have the ability to share a part of ourselves to others.
Sophia, Danica, and Erica are student volunteers from Cristo Rey High School in the Philippines.They are talented writers and selfless students who want to make a difference.