Maybe you’re wondering why I haven’t been traveling last month. Besides being a travel blogger, I’m also a youth advocate. Whenever I put my mind into something, and I do my best to work on them. Last year, I made a post about my advocacy, Eliminate Online Sexual Exploitation of Children. This time, I’m very happy to share the status of my community.
I started teaching children in our community last October 2018.
Eighty students finished the 9 modules prepared by Philippine Children’s Ministries Network. They learned about human rights, different forms of Online Sexual Exploitation, and some tips on how to report it.
Viva Danmark interviewed me in their documentary.
They became one of the sponsors of the materials I’m using whenever I teach the children. It feels good to meet people from different nations who are very willing to help the developing countries.
Last January, I and the members of Sangguniang Kabataan in our Barangay decided to have a second batch.
We visited some public schools and invited their students to attend our sessions on how to eliminate online sexual exploitation of children. The number of students was doubled the following week!
That’s one of the reasons why I decline a lot of invitations on Sundays. I go to church in the morning, and in the afternoon, I teach kids.
Why am I sharing this? First, I want to spread awareness about my advocacy (Eliminate Online Sexual Exploitation of Children). Second, I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and make ways to make your plans into actions. Lastly, to tell you why I was in a travel hiatus. Don’t worry, I’m going back to traveling this month! I’m Travel with Karla after all. This time, I’m going to travel not just for the gram but also to influence people in a positive way.
What’s your advocacy? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.