Organisation: Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR)
I was assigned by AIESEC to the Non Governmental Organization (NGO), named Gawad Kalinga (GK). Gawad Kalinga translated in English means to “to give care”, and it is an alternative solution to the blatant problem of poverty not just in the Philippines but in the world. GK’s vision for the Philippines is a slum-free, squatter-free nation through a simple strategy of providing land for the landless, homes for the homeless, food for the hungry and as a result providing dignity and peace for every Filipino.
Actually, Indonesian and Filipino have very similar values of life. We put respect, love, share, and family on the top of our priority. In Brookside, I learnt it more. I learnt how to save water, how to share happiness with the people there, even thou I don’t know them that well. But I know they know me. I love sharing experience with them, listening to the mothers when they told me about their children, singing with the kids, learning something new with the youth, such as: Filipino language, and others. This experience is priceless and amazing. Someday, I know by having it, I’d be a better person with warm heart and women strength.