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What is happening in our society now — the division, confusion, noise, and lack of direction — is not your fault. I think of this as a point of reawakening that somehow in the past, we lacked the courage and the passion to address the big issues that affect both our children and youth. Maybe...
Too much analysis will cause paralysis and eventually irreparable damage. This is one of the critical lessons that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us in the Positive Youth Development Network. The current state of affairs of our country is seemingly causing the diffusion of views towards opposite poles, the division among us becomes counterproductive and...
We know and feel that the current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives. We all miss the sweet laughter of our friends, the hugs and embrace of our officemates, and even the outdoor conversations with our classmates. In one way or another, everyone is experiencing a unique transformation.
We feel that the current state of affairs of our country has resulted in further divisions among us. Sometimes, many of us feel frustrated and angry, unsure of the future, and ambivalent about how these will pan out. These are all valid feelings and expressing our opinions and perspectives makes us a stronger nation.
We, at the Positive Youth Development Network, see time as the currency of love. As a progressive organization, we value time as an important resource that cannot be bought by money. Time is something we give freely, out of love for our communities, our country. It paves our strategies, it carves our pathway.
Last month, during the onslaught of COVID-19 in the Philippines, a young SK leader from Pangasinan told me that they wanted to use their bicycle to deliver basic health services in his community. At first, I was ambivalent because aside from it being very risky, it is unconventional, but PYDN acknowledged his ingenuity. We supported...
We started the week with a reflection about the need for some level of flexibility. We want to close this week by sharing a personal lesson from one of our mentors, Dr. Eddie Dorotan, the Executive Director of Galing Pook Foundation.
Sitting around the dining table last week, my team and I discussed about measures of success. Most of us theorized that the best measure of Young House Heroes Initiative’s success is the number of young people engaged amidst the crisis. Unpacking the discussion, I told them that aside from the numbers, we can glean success...
Thirty days have passed since we started the Young House Heroes Initiative. We are very thankful that for the past thirty days, you never left us. The 90% readership of our newsletters is one of the signs that despite the distance and our individual struggles, you never abandon us.
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