Share a Story, Save the World

Written By David D'Angelo on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 11/04/2014

"Share a Story, Save the World," sounds like a sentence from a popular US TV Series Heroes.  I could still remember the line, "Save the cheerleader, save the world," the main aim during the season 1 of that TV series.  Now what's the significance?  In reality saving the world takes more than one people and most of the time it takes a story to actually change people, change history and create those moments that would mean saving the world even in small pieces of it.

Storytelling is in fact part of the tradition and culture of the Philippines.  Legends, myths and other stories are passed on through oral traditions.  Through our oral tradition and storytelling it immortalizes individuals and events, incite ideas and actions and brings people together.

Leveraging on the Filipinos power of strong storytelling and oral tradition Hero Of D Day and CSR World bring to you Share a Story, Save the World: A Volunteers’ Meet-up.

Inspiring people who will share their stories will come together on November 8, Saturday, 6:00 PM at Co.Lab, Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.  These aspiring and seasoned volunteers from the youth sector will tell their own tales and listen to others.  It is indeed a very rare occasion that we can be part of suck an exciting and very inspiring gathering.

You can be part of  Share a Story, Save the World: A Volunteers’ Meet-up.  How?  Php 250 will avail participants of a Hero Of D Day kit, certificate, food, drinks, and an invaluable storytelling experience. 

 Share a Story, Save the World: A Volunteers’ Meet-up is an opportunity to share volunteer stories with fellow volunteers. Juana Change, an advocate of freedom, justice, good governance, and social change is slated to speak at the event. Geoanna Corneby, a Corporate Social Responsibility officer and an active volunteer for various NGOs that further youth development, empowerment of the poor, and nation building, will be conducting a writing workshop for the participants as a culminating activity as well. 

It will be indeed very inspiring and captivating to hear stories from these people who are bringing change and inspiring others.  Share a Story, Save the World: A Volunteers’ Meet-up is led by two groups one in the cause – Hero Of D Day and CSR World. Hero Of D Day is a social media organization that believes there is a hero in every one. Focusing the lens on the everyday hero, it recognizes great and small acts of heroism by collecting stories and publishing them online. CSR World is the youth department of Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation that ensures the knowledge and experience of young people on CSR 3.0 – Citizenship, Sustainability and Responsibility – are comprehensive and will enable them to be better citizens.

Both organizations focus on stories of volunteers and volunteerism and through this joint event, they aim to inspire participants to pursue their passion for helping others and live lives worth telling stories about.

To register for the event, please go to www.heroofdday.org/hoddhuddlecsrworld.

For more information on Hero Of D Day, visit www.heroofdday.org. Like them on facebook.com/heroofdday.org and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @heroofdday. For inquiries, email info@heroofdday.org. To know more about CSR World, visit http://bcyfoundation.org/wp/



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