Irish motivational speaker Mike Grogan launched his book, The Rise of the Pinoy. Inspired by the Filipino’s work ethic, he shares valuable lessons from World-Class Filipino role models. At his book launch, some featured role models shared their success stories. Real success is helping others prosper with you.
Tony Meloto, Gawad Kalinga Founder
Gawad Kalinga (GK) founder Tony Meloto shares how he uplifts the poor’s dignity. Aside from building homes, GK Enchanted Farm transforms bright underprivileged students into Agripreneurs. Two graduates a former street child (middle); and an Ifugao tribesman (right); are ready to be wealth creators.
Gawad Kalinga Teleperformance Village, Tanay Rizal, Philippines
Josh Mahinay, Bag 943 Co-Founder
Josh Mahinay co-founded Bag 943, which offers local lifestyle bags for a social cause. For every bag purchased, another one is given to a disadvantage student in remote areas. Over 6,000 children use their new school bag.
Bag 943 donated school bags to students of Magangon Elementary School, Polanco Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines.
Benjie Abad, Karinderia ni Mang Urot Founder
After witnessing street children eat scrapped food, Benji Abad founded Karinderia ni Mang Urot, one of the few soup kitchens in Metro Manila, Philippines. On Friday through Sunday nights, volunteers donate, cook, and serve food for the homeless.
Follow Your Road blogger Sam Coronado (left) feeds hungry children at Karinderia ni Mang Urot.
Rey Bufi, The Storytelling Project Founder
The Storytelling Project (TSP) founder Rey Bufi teaches disadvantaged children to dream big and hope for a bright future. TSP brings and reads storybooks to kids with limited access to schools.