Game changers - Weekend

Game changers

Making a difference one activity at a time

Text: Patricia May P. Catan
Image: N.S. Villaflor

CHANGE is often feared rather than embraced. We fear change because we are afraid of failure and loss. Change has become too big a word that we shy away from it, hindering us from reaching our potential growth.

Change is inevitable, which is why we should not resist it. Let’s stop feeding our brains with its negative associationsand let’s look at change from a different perspective instead.

Change paves way to development, and, yes, it can be for the better. The beauty of change is that not only can we make a better version of ourselves, we can significantly change the lives of people around us and even create a better world.

SunStar Weekend rolls out game-changing activities you can take small action steps in to wrap your mind around the concept of slowly making a difference with change.

Bold is Beautiful

Take your brow game to a whole new level for the entire month of May with Benefit Cosmetics’ Bold is Beautiful Project. Benefit will be donating every peso they earn from brow waxing services to their chosen charity, Mano Amiga, a private, non-profit organization that provides international quality education to underprivileged communities. Empowering bold dreams and bold moves, help enhance the lives of the youth by supporting Benefit’s Bold is Beautiful Project.

A-B-Seas with Save Philippine Seas

It’s easy as A-B-Seas. Join a three-day experiential activity and educate yourself to become a responsible seatizen. A-B-Seas’ activities include interactive workshops, snorkeling, stargazing, games, and a whole lot more. Be a proud and proactive seatizen as you conquer one outdoor activity at a time. A-B-Seas will be in Calatagan, Batangas from May to August 2017 with sessions tailored to three age groups: 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and above. If you’re interested, message Save Philippine Seas at or on Facebook.

Digital Literacy Program for Visually Impaired

Cebu City Public Library

A program developed by the Cebu City Public Library and the city librarian Rosario Chua with visually impaired summer interns from Cebu Normal University’s Cebu Braille Center Inc., the Digital Literacy Program for the Visually Impaired is a #BeyondBooks project. #BeyondBooks is an initiative that brings people back to the library through experiential learning and creative education in public libraries and public spaces.

Enriched by the Youth for a Livable Cebu (YLC), the Digital Literacy Program will also be teaching practical everyday knowledge tailored for the visually impaired through a Media Literacy and Responsible Digital Citizenship Forum on May 15 at 9 a.m. and a separate session for Job Interview and How to Craft a Professional Resume exclusive for the summer interns. Ongoing until May 26 every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., this program is free and open for everyone but with limited slots. For reservations, you may contact Beth at 253-1526.

Paddle for the Earth

In celebration of Earth Day, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort re-connects with nature through Paddle for the Earth. To demonstrate support for environmental protection, Paddle for the Earth is a SUP exhibition race that will sustain Project Blue Divers’ Coral Frame Planting and Underwater Clean-up Projects. Show your love for Mother Earth and participate in My BlueARTh — An Earth Day Family Festival to be part of the art and connect your heart to nature.

Live trash-free with Noble Folk

A small plastic-free, trash-free local start up, Noble Folk promotes less waste and provides eco-friendly alternatives to everyday essentials. Noble Folk was born out of the realization for something better in terms of everyday supply and consumption. Living trash-free can be a difficult goal to achieve and Noble Folk is ready to offer help along the way. Selling unpackaged and without plastic everyday essentials is a smart way to have less trash thrown out. We easily dispose of waste because we find it unnecessary and non-recyclable, but with Noble Folk we learn how to reduce our use of trash. To purchase their zero waste goods, message Noble Folk on Facebook or contact them at 0949-3624161.

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