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  Asia, Recognition

Give until it hurts, Dr. Foo of Malaysia

I am sure we each have someone we look up to for one reason or the other in life. From career, to family life, to personality, among other things. That said, have you ever met someone who inspires you just by who they are and what they stand for? Like, before they even DO anything?! Well, Dr. Foo is one of those for me. My mind is literally blown EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I hear his name in conversation, because it is always followed with news of some out-of-this-world thing he is doing and inspiring others to do as well. Last weekend, Dr. Foo took a team down to a northern Malaysian village that  ...

  Asia, Programs, Stories

Meet the Navaja family from the Philippines

For the past three months, our volunteers in Cebu City in the Philippines have been serving a 15-year-old boy, named Harvey Navaja, and his family. Harvey has four siblings: Harold who is 17 years old, Hanes who is 12 years old, Henry who is 6, and Harley who is just 4 years old. Their parents, Edgar and Christina, are expecting their sixth child. Our volunteers first met Harvey when a team was teaching in the public school he attended. Although he is very shy and quiet, Harvey is a good student; he listens closely to the teacher and participates in class. His father, Edgar, is a house  ...

  Asia, Programs

Phase 2- Empowering the Children, Philippines

  Remember that one time we shared a post about a great program we were working on in the Philippines?! Ok, ok- if you don’t remember, you can read about it here. Now, remember how we mentioned that we were hoping to expand that program? Great news! Drumroll please………! September 24th is the official start of a similar, but even bigger program in the Philippines! This time, we will be serving 7 different schools. 50 students will be picked from each of these schools to be a part of this program- making that a total of 350 students. From 31 students, to 350 in literally 4 months! How  ...

  Asia, Programs

Making a difference- one revolution at a time

Now, I’m just going to go ahead and warn you- the photos included in this post may cause SEVERE joy. Please beware, and proceed at your own discretion. I hope your weekend was awesome- cause ours sure was! On Saturday June 11th, 800 USANA associates across 8 states in Malaysia basically caused a small revolution! Can you believe that all of these awesome associates spent their whole day serving the less fortunate across the country?! 13 venues, you guys! 13!!! Like, my heart just can’t handle it! From  children’s homes in Johor Bahru, to Feeding street-families in Kuala  ...

  Asia, Programs

Empowering the children- Philippines

Spotlight Guys! Could these little faces get any cuter?! I am so obsessed with all the innocence, beauty and colors in this picture! Like, I totally wanna bring all these kids home and just love them- but I am sure their parents wouldn’t appreciate that, hahaha. Today in our spotlight is our Kid’s Summer Camp in Masville Village Paranque, Philippines. The camp holds 18 girls and 13 boys between the ages of 5-12. All of the children are from families considered “Class C” and “Class D” as per poverty measurement guidelines provided by the Filipino government. This means that they live below  ...