Friday, October 7, 2011

The Firestarter Makes it To Reader’s Digest Asia!

Have you got your copy of Reader’s Digest Asia October 2011 issue?

No, it's not about the Angry Birds craze!
I just did! And I feel giddy about it.

I will go straight to the reason why this issue makes me squeal in giddy delight. And it’s because of this:

My friend, Jay Jaboneta and his brilliant project Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids graces this month’s Heroes page of Reader’s Digest Asia. Since Jay first announced his “debut” on RD few days short of his birthday last month, I have already looked forward to it. To the fact that I had been checking out National Bookstore branches as early as the third week of September.

Excited much, huh?

Now, back to the topic, this month’s Heroes story narrates how Jay, a fire starter as how he once defined himself in his FB profile, was able to positively utilize social media and put that into a worthwhile endeavor that is now helping kids in Zamboanga City and in Masbate as well. And for that achievement, he was even invited to the Facebook headquarters in California to share that idea with people from different parts of the world.

And if you think that was enough, the said effort made Jay one of the seven modern day Filipino heroes in the initiative Pitong Pinoy of Yahoo! Philippines.

How cool is that?

But nothing would be more awesome if you too could extend a helping hand. So, if you want to know more about the inspiring story of how someone was able to ignite change, and how you could possibly help and become fire starters, get your copy now or visit their Facebook page.

PS: Jay, if ever you get to read this one, don't worry about your pictures. It looked relevant to the article naman eh :-)

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