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International TEST

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 PARARE

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 PARARE sense of self-worth.! ! In addition to going to the Philippines and participating in the work of Gawad Kalinga on the ground last summer, Sweet joined others in helping to raise more than $30,000 for the organization between March and November of 2017. At a gala on November 4, Sweet was named a Texas for Gawad Kalinga Ambassador. Sweet was glad to be honored, but she is quick to point the spotlight away from herself and towards the work itself. “I didn’t even think I was going to win,” she said. “I wasn’t there to win. I wasn’t there for a title. I just did it because I wanted to help the country that I love so much.”! ! There is much that we in the United States can do for the people of the Philippines, but there are also things that the people of the Philippines can teach us. The population of the Philippines is Getting back to the car, Sophia looked at her mother me to figure out who I was and what I and said, “Mom, one day I’m wanted to do.”! going to end this.” ! After Sweet graduates this spring, she looks forward to continuing her work with Gawad Kalinga. She plans eventually to go to law school. “I want to be a voice for the people who don’t Sweet helps to paint a wall in a Gawad Kalinga have village. a voice,” she says. 4

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 PARARE sense of self-worth.! Getting back to the car, Sophia ! looked at her mother and said, In addition to going to the Philippines and “Mom, one day I’m going to participating in the work of end this.” Gawad Kalinga on the ground last summer, Sweet joined others in helping to raise more than $30,000 for the organization between March and November of 2017. At a gala on November 4, Sweet was named a Texas for Gawad Kalinga Ambassador. Sweet me to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do.”! ! After Sweet graduates this spring, she looks forward to continuing her work with Gawad Kalinga. She plans eventually to go to law school. “I want to be a voice for the people who don’t have a voice,” she says. Sweet helps to paint a wall in a Gawad Kalinga village. 4

Parare December 2017