From among the options listed in the book “Start Up”, this is probably the most difficult. The pay is not that good, and often, you need to look for your own sources of funds to sustain your life and your projects.
But nonetheless, the path of the Social Servant may be tough, but it is definitely very fulfilling.
Here are three young people who have decided to take on the path of being a Social Servant. Watch the videos and see if their path resonates with you, and if you want to follow in their footsteps.
Jayjay Lizarondo is the founder of Helping Overcome Poverty through Education (HOP-E). He helps provide educational opportunities to marginalized kids. He has also established “bamboo schools” in Tanay, Rizal, which provides elementary education to indigenous children who would not otherwise have access to education.
Jay Jaboneta is the founder of Yellow Boats of Hope, which provides boats to families in Zamboanga. These boats help kids travel to their schools. Without these boats, the kids will need to swim and walk for 2 hours just to go to school. He has been featured in Facebook Stories, a project of the Social Networking company to highlight connections online that led to personal and social change.
Sabrina graduated from the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University, but instead of working for big companies and organizations, she decided to work as a teacher in a public school. This goes against all expectations for people of her caliber.