Ways to reduce your waste

It’s been a decade since my daughter and I joined the world in recognizing the importance of taking part in keeping our world a better place to be. Literally, by being litter-conscious, we consider every day as Earth Day. The amount of trash in the world is alarming. According to worldcounts.com, every year we dump…

CHILDREACH CENTRE: ‘Freedom’ for children; Solace for parents

“We believe that every parent wants the best for his or her child. If the best is not being provided, it is because of some barrier – such as inexperience, depression, illness, aloneness or poverty. It is our goal to help lift this barrier, and bring joy to both parent and child” — Childreach founder,  Dr.…

Cognitive surplus brings hope to the world

There are trillion hours of free time available in the world, according to Clay Shirky in his TED talk on How cognitive surplus will change the world, and then we hear people asking “Where the time goes?”, “How time flies?” after a realization of time passing without accomplishing anything. We’ve also heard a phrase like…

Public Sphere: Don’t absorb everything

We live in a borderless digital society, where we have access to information beyond our imagination. There is a space for us to express ourselves and communicate with people in a blink of an eye. We access information and have various communication channels at our finger tips. Digital technology brought us to a life where…

Dr. Arlyn Jawad-Jumao-as: The Mama Doc of Basilan

“We the people of Basilan will save Basilan,” she says confidently, when I first met her at the Clinica de Lamitan. A true blooded Basileña, Dr. Arlyn Jawad Jumao-as is on a mission of giving hope and help heal the children of war in Basilan, Philippines to be better individuals in the future through the…
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