It Started on a Saturday: For Norelyn Belaro

My passion for doing outreach began eight years ago in St. Scholastica’s College Manila. Ms. Belaro is the person who inspired this passion. More than being a Coordinator in Tanggapan ng Kalinga (TK), I looked up to her when it came to reaching out to people in need. She inspired me to better my best when it came to accomplishing tasks in TK. She also never failed to put a smile on the faces of the kids from our adopted community. She is a person with a genuine heart!

I will always remember what she told me when I was struggling to balance academics with extracurricular activities like the Supplementary Education Program every Saturday. She said “There are 24 hours in one day and that gives you the chance to do what you need to do.” True enough, no matter how busy life may be, I continue to find ways to reach out and share my time with other people. It is my way of giving back. Outreach has been my passion ever since. Indeed, we all have a chance to help.

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