My whole life, I’ve had one dream (besides being a world-famous author) and that dream is to help people. And, right at this very moment, that dream is so close I can practically taste it. But at the same time that dream’s far away, which kills me.
Let me tell you a little bit about it.
This summer, I want to volunteer in Bali, teaching kids English and helping clean up beaches. It’s such a wonderful opportunity, and it won’t only give a much needed hand to the people over there, but it’ll give me cultural experience. It’ll give me leadership experience, it’ll be great for my future, which is creeping closer all the time.
But here’s the snag. The trip costs over 4,000$, and because of extenuating circumstances they won’t allow me a scholarship. So. Here I am. With a total of 69.50$ and no way to raise anymore before the deadline.
I was originally planning to wait for the trip until after graduation, but a lot has happened in my life this year and I realized that I need this. I need to go. I need to help. I need to feel like I’m worth something. So, are my intentions entirely selfless? No. I’m doing this for me, too. I’m doing it for inspiration and experience and so I can fall in love with the world again. So, I can know that I did something that mattered.
As beautiful and cultural and deep as Bali is, it’s lacking in its education. There are children there who need help. There are children who, like me, need to fall in love with the world again. Children who need the world of never ending possibilities opened up to them. And the first start of that is by learning English, which is what I’ll be doing if I’m able to go. And I want to go more than I have ever wanted anything.
Not to mention that I want a career as a teacher. What better way to start than to teaching English to a bunch of kids who really need it? What a better way to really figure out and know that that’s what I want to do with my life.
The tuition costs exactly 4,849$. While I’m fundraising and doing the best I can to cover as much as I can, I still need help. I need help so I can help children unlock brilliant opportunities and passions through learning and playing.
This will be my lifetime experience that I’ll talk about when I’m eighty years old and telling my grandchildren stories of what I did when I was a teenager. This will be a dream come true. My dream come true. All I want to do is help people, and I want to see that the world is a place worth living in. I want to make other people see that, too.
If you can’t help by donating, I completely understand. And it’s okay! But you can help but helping me spread the word to others who can donate. And even if it’s only a couple of dollars, every cent helps. Believe me. I’ll be eternally grateful.
Read more about the journey i want to go on: here