Barangay Ma-a had a group of people who were headed in the wrong direction. The head of the group got these youth off of the street and turned them around.
They are a bunch of energetic youth, who are back in school, and making a difference with others. Some of them even became instructors in a very short time.
Just like all the dedicated folks we have met, Barangay Ma-a is an incredible group of people with an incredible leader. Volunteers that are making a difference in their own communities and in the world.
This group also had the honor, last week, of being recognized by the President of the Philippines as the best prepared barangay in ALL of the Philippines.
Anyone up for a World Competition on Disaster Preparedness? There would be some excellent skill sharing and a new perspective for all.
Congratulations to this team. I look forward to spending some more time with them in the next few weeks.