On December 26th, 2015, 14 high school students, 1 university volunteer, and 4 adults will be travelling to the Philippines to put our faith into action and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. While half way across the world, we will be helping in the construction of new homes for those less fortunate, assisting in a community clean up, visiting an orphanage, giving Christmas presents to 5 different villages, dancing, having fun, and most importantly, building relationships.
Here’s our #BeTheChangeInPH team:
Michael Consul Teacher supervisor (TCDSB – Teacher)
Favourite food: Oxtail with Rice and Peas
Favourite quote: The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
Adult Supervisor (Mike’s Dad)
Favourite food: Kare Kare
Favourite quote: I shall pass this world but once. Any good therefore that I can show to any human being, let me do it now – Stephen Grellet
Anne Afheldt Teacher Supervisor (TCDSB Resource Teacher)
Favourite colour: yellow
Favourite food: seafood
Favourite quote: An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break! — CHINESE PROVERB
Slava Fisher Parent and Teacher Supervisor (TCDSB)
Favourite colour: black
Favourite food: chocolate, chips, fries
Favourite quote: “Every individual doing even the smallest thing can make a positive change in the world.” Holly Branson
Marina Rajinthrakumar University Volunteer – University of Toronto
Favourite colour: purple
Favourite food: lasagna
Favourite quote: “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you”
Marvic Villanueva Favourite colour: orange
Favourite food: popcorn
Favourite quote: “I’m going on an adventure!” Bilbo Baggins
Natalie Dela Cruz
Favourite colour: orange
Favourite food: chicken
Favourite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Olivia Matthews Favourite colour: green
Favourite food: mac and cheese
Favourite quote: Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!
Seph Marshall Favourite colour: blue
Favourite food: honestly anything
Favourite quote: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer your self in any direction you choose! – Dr. Seuss
Favourite colour: lime green
Favourite food: chinese
Favourite quote: Beyond your comfort zone is a world of possibilities.
Julienne Candelaria Favourite colour: blue
Favourite food: jerk chicken poutine
Favourite quote: Live simple so others may simply live
Kalyna Fisher Favourite colour: red
Favourite food: baby corn
Favourite quote: I have always wanted to make the world better; I think it’s time to act upon it!
Jaidan Twells Favourite colour: green
Favourite food: shrimp
Favourite quote: If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like.
Veronica Opreff Favourite colour: blue
Favourite food: hamburger
Favourite quote: “And in the moment, I swear we were infinite”
Wendell Noel Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite quote: “Impressions got a lot of stressing, but how we are perceived is more about the reflection”
Alexia Danielle Patino Favourite colour: black
Favourite food: mashed potatoes
Favourite quote: que sera, sera
Brittney Dos Santos Favourite colour: pink
Favourite food: soup
Favourite quote: Mistake is a single page of life but relation is a complete book. So don’t loose a full book for a single page!
Alex Kucan Favourite colour: blue
Favourite food: steak
Favourite quote: The future ain’t what it used to be!
Favourite colour: red
Favourite food: chipotle
Favourite quote: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France
We will be embarking on our service leadership journey to the Philippines on December 6, 2015. Are you interested in attending next year or want to show your support through a financial donation this year? If so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow our daily travels by visiting this blog (www.catholicstudentleaderhsip.com) daily between Dec. 26/2015to Jan. 6/2016.
Thank you for helping us be the change we want to see in the world.