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My Canadian Dream

My mom wanted our family to migrate to Canada for a better life, better compared to our already good life back in Philippines.

Personally, I moved to Canada for three things:
  1. To be reunited with my parents and siblings (they moved here 2 years before I got here) and
  2. For the "free" healthcare. It's not really free but it's feels secure to know that when you go to a clinic, you don't have to pay anything.
  3. My "Canadian" dream.
For this post, I would like to share more about my Canadian dream. Okay. It's not really a "Canadian" dream since I have been dreaming and planning all these things back when I was still in Philippines but somehow, I am able to achieve more of my dreams here than when I was there.

One of my biggest dream is to sponsor a child's education. I really wanted to sponsor a child through World Vision or any other organization.

Last month, when I celebrated my 1st year Anniversary at Gumstix, I decided that it's time to commit to a child. I decided to sponsor two kids through two different organizations. Both kids are from the Philippines

I sponsored Princess, 7 years old, through World Vision Canada with my $39.00 a month. Through World Vision, Princess will get access to education, safe water, nutritious food, healthcare, and child protection. Moreover, her community will also experience economic empowerment and community leadership programs.


I also sponsored Syrus, 5 years old, through Compassion Canada with my $41.00 a month, he and his community get the help they need like formal and non-formal educactional opportunities, health care, hygiene training, and supplementary food, age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship, and personal attention, guidance, and love from their community.

Every time I think about it, I am overwhelmed with joy and gratefulness. I, finally, did it! I have finally taken the necessary steps to change someone's life. I already wrote them both a short letter asking their favorite food and what do they want to be when they grow up.

Coming to Canada has been truly a blessing. I believe that the ultimate purpose of wealth is to bless others. By coming here, by working hard every day, by earning more, I hope and pray to bless more people.

How about you? What's your dream?

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