The Yellow Boat Project

I am inspired, so much so that I want to share this with you. This is a project started by Jay Jaboneta called that Yellow Boat Project or Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids. His advocacy has raised money to buy bright new yellow boats for kids in Layag Layag, Zamboanga who literally have to swim everyday just to get school.

I admire how these kids clearly value education and I am moved by how the people involved in this project made this so much easier for them. I am a teacher and I will be very honored to have this kids inside my classroom at any given day.

People power doesn’t always happen in the streets and during national crisis only. It also happens when we go out there and actively help uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos in any way we can.

Big actions can’t make that much of a difference in the world for it can easily be replaced by the next big thing in an instant, but little concerted efforts and actions of many individuals can.

If you want to know more about this project, you can get updates from these pages: tumblr, facebook .

18 Comments on The Yellow Boat Project

    • Blanca
      March 7, 2012 at 1:58 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks!:)

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  1. markpogi
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    March 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Our government should do something to help them. I applaud them for being innovative and being persevere as they really value their education. The very least we could do is show support (moral/financial) so that they keep on moving on and moving forward.
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    • Blanca
      March 2, 2012 at 8:27 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Mark.:)

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    • Blanca
      March 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Jerome.:)

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  2. Leah
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    March 1, 2012 at 10:27 am (5 years ago)

    Great video.. Sana mas madami pang mga tao na tulad nila.. WIlling to take a small step, but creates a big impact on people’s lives. Also, this proves that we can use our Facebook as a tool to reach out and give help to those who really are in need.

    Kodus! I admire Jay and Anton. XD

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    • Blanca
      March 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Leah.:)

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    • Blanca
      March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Romelo.:)

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  3. VIoly
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    February 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I heard about this project and it is really heart warming to know that a lot of people are extending help to those kids. Hope to be able to contribute too.. will check the link. thanks!
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    • Blanca
      February 19, 2012 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

      Thank Violy.:)

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  4. KC Canlas
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    February 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s a very touching video. I wish more people were like them. Instead of thinking of personal gains, we should also think of how to make a difference in other people’s lives – especially the students because they are our future.
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    • Blanca
      February 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm (5 years ago)

      I agree KC!:)

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  5. Gracia Amor
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    February 17, 2012 at 6:50 am (5 years ago)

    A heart-warming video!
    Instead of dirty politicians, PH needs more people like Jay and Anton.

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    • Blanca
      February 17, 2012 at 7:42 am (5 years ago)

      I agree. We definitely need more poeple like them.:)

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  6. Gemma
    February 16, 2012 at 4:38 am (5 years ago)

    This is so touching. I agree with you, it’s in the simple things we do each day for others that matter. I salute Jay and the advocates of this project for making a “big” difference in the students’ lives.

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