“Project Philippines 2011. What words can I use to describe it? It was, without doubt, one of the experiences in my life that I would treasure deeply. Working together with a team of people who have such heart and passion for service, that even with our various personalities and occasional disagreements, was one of the best teamwork experience I’ve had…. I experienced boundless personal growth through PP11, which had helped boost my confidence, taught me leadership, and challenged me to be more than who I thought I was.
“I have seen a side to my country that co-exists alongside us fortunate Singaporeans, but remains ignored and shunned. I have seen the joy in fellowship and felt the power of a smile. I have seen unity amongst the differences, and with that, hope for acceptance and a better life… We will make our ripples known, and hopefully, it will be felt in every inch of this kaleidoscope of life I call home.”
“Project Indonesia was an incredible learning experience for me. Although I had been to Asia before and saw the poverty, this project gave me a better understanding of how many people in third world countries struggle to survive every day…After reading the comments of the high school mentees and the children from the orphanages I realized that even if our time was short, we were able to inspire them to dream bigger and accomplish more in their lives…Looking back on the past two weeks, I am so grateful that I got a chance to meet and work with so many inspiring people. I am thankful for the friends I have made on this project and will continue to be involved with SEALNet in the future!”Read More »
“Project Philippines ’11 has meant a huge deal to me – perhaps I would go so far as to describe it as a pivotal, life-changing experience. It was a unique opportunity to improve people’s lives through the implementation of your own ideas and initiative; building an event, a workshop or a book from the tiniest bud to the final bloom. I feel that all the service leaders who took part were able to put something of themselves, their creativity and their energy into the project. And because of that I was able to learn an incredible amount from those around me, in particular about effective ways of being a leader and team-member, and effective means of communication.”
“Beyond classroom teaching, a chief source of inspiration is initiatives such as PS11, when one feels and sees ideals taking shape. The energy and passion of you people, the PS11 team, was very uplifting for me, even as a third-party participant. For this, I thank the founders of SEALNet. Their vision and imagination, embodied in the mentorship model, is one that I wish to bring to VJC students. Thanks to each project leader and member of PS11 for invigorating my belief in community.”