WHEN I HAVE FORGOTTEN to cut my hair and my SKIN is BURNT by the sun

WHEN I HAVE FORGOTTEN to cut my hair and my SKIN is BURNT by the sun. When I can not comb my hair and wipe my perspiration. When I can only sleep at night so tired of teaching people to live a life with livelihood. Social work is perhaps one of the toughest jobs for community based designers like us. The passion of an artist to help artisans is measured with tenacity, patience and sacrifice. We work with lean resources yet we create.
I had once a fresh social worker graduate apprentice from a university who went to assist me to the most remote part of a rural community. While we were taking the tricycle, she said, it was so far and so tough. I said, it will be even tougher out there, where there will be no modern amenities in life even a decent toilet. But that these were not the essences. The prize at the end, are the happy amiable often marginalized people we can taught the dignity of work. So when we leave them behind, they are learned. And by doing so, our tricyle ride was not bumpy as we thought it was. We do not mind, not cutting our hair, because we were extremely busy helping others help themselves.
Photos at the bamboo cluster workshop for Ibajay Aklan whose product we want to sell to Boracay Island nearby, in which many souvenir products are not from Aklan. A project of DTI Region 6 and Negosyo Center of Ibajay DTI Aklan.

15 thoughts on “WHEN I HAVE FORGOTTEN to cut my hair and my SKIN is BURNT by the sun

  1. I may not know you personally but may you continue to be a blessing to others. God bless you always!

  2. God bless you PJ. Thank you for your passion to help and inspire people in the communities.

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