By: Glazel David (YAPAK Leader)
Imagine youth who envision their everyday lives not just for themselves, but also for the other people. #BeSelfless
Glazel David, also known as Ate Glazel, has this way of living. At a very young age she had attended Kapatid sessions, and eventually became one of the YAPAK Leaders (Scholars) in community of Payatas.
She has been one of the most active participants in 2KK activities who lead her co-scholars through sharing her knowledge to them.
A daughter of a factory worker and housewife, Ate Glazel has been active also in community development activities through creating handicrafts from waste materials.
This essay below is written by her.
In our daily lives, there are times that we ask questions to ourselves like, “who am I?”, and “what’s the purpose of my life?”. Those questions are so common, which we don’t focus on getting the best answers.
I am one of the YAPAK Leaders, and at the age of 19, I believe that the purpose of life isn’t just being happy to have something for ourselves. Instead, happiness is in living, while serving other people no matter how less fortunate we might be.
Our duties as a YAPAK Leader is not only about volunteering and teaching kids in our Kapatid program, but also serving other people who are in need. We are always praying for them and sharing our blessings.
We know that all over the world, there are many people who thought they are being neglected because of poverty other problems they are facing. Some of them want to end their lives, because they think that they are useless, and nobody cares for them.
With this, let’s think of something we can do for them. A very simple smile can be enough, and the smallest things that we can give might be the biggest impact on their lives. Let us reach them.
As a YAPAK Leader, I am inviting you to join our cause. Let’s work as a team, as a family, and show the best that we could ever give.
Being a leader in an organization such as 2KK is not an easy task, but is a great way to fulfill one’s desire to help change the world to be a better place.
It is a work of gratitude that builds us to become better. I am very sure that if we work together, we could make a very big difference to the lives of others.
Just like water, we can make an endless ripple to the lives of the people around us. Our good intentions, like water, can make change someone’s life.
So, let us work for a cause, not for applause. We are all born to serve people with all our hearts can give. Do not waste your time having a good life just for yourself. Instead, let’s spend our time helping others to be the best that they can be.
Let’s empower more great youth and people. Especially those who knows how to be selfless and share, despite their own challenges in life. Just like Ate Glazel does.
To support our cause and help YAPAK leaders (scholars) realize their dreams through education.