I have family
in the provinces of Cebu and visit often. I know of an old (grumpy!) Ozzie bloke who was there visiting many years ago also and who's wife pleaded with him to sponsor
four destitute kids
through the six years of secondary school
. He grizzled and complained but eventually agreed provided he could meet the kids
with their parents over lunch to make sure they were 'fair dinkum'!.
Old grumpy was his usual self at the lunch until he asked one very happy kid "why are you so happy and laughing" She replied "because now I have a uniform too" She didn't want to be better, but just like the others! Well old grizzle guts melted with misty eyes. He now sponsors 24 kids at the Panalipan school
through secondary and some on to uni.
The reason I posted this is as a plea for those cruising less fortunate parts
of the world to do what you can for the kids, A few dollars of support can totally change their lives. Just go to the local school and they will welcome any support for the kids you can give. Thanks.