Special Benefit Dinner to Send Mindanao Indigenous Scholar to an International Summer Camp

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Special Benefit Dinner to Send Mindanao Indigenous Scholar to an International Summer Camp

 

A special benefit dinner for a travel scholarship will be held this Thursday, June 11 at 7PM, at the Chef Jessie Rockwell Club. A young indigenous Filipino student named Arjean Marie Belco has the opportunity to represent the Philippines at an international summer camp this July and August.  Arjean is from the Talaandig tribe in Bukidnon, Mindanao. GoodX, a project started by experiential travel advocates, in partnership with her current college sponsorCartwheel  Foundation, is helping her attend an international summer camp in the US called Camp Up with People.Philippine-based The Spark Project and US-based Philamthropy are currently supporting online efforts for the next several days before Arjean travels.

Arjean hopes to become a professional teacher someday and is currently enrolled at the University of Southeastern Philippines and the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Education in Davao. According to her former high school teacher Jacqueline Javier, “Learning that [Arjean] was chosen to be part of an international summer camp to share her uniqueness and identity is a very proud moment of a teacher.”

At the summer camp slated for 21 July- 10 August, Arjean will take part in performing arts, leadership training, community service and outdoor activities in a culturally diverse atmosphere.The camp, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, will help Arjean and her fellow campers nurture qualities such as social responsibility, confidence, and purpose while encouraging lifelong international friendships to flourish.

The special benefit dinner includes Chef Jessie’s sought-after cuisine, raffle prizes,auction items,and a special performance by Radha. Proceeds from the dinner will help cover Arjean’s camp tuition fee, domestic and international airfare, travel insurance, passport application, visa application, and other related expenses.

In order to learn more about the travel scholarship, how else to contribute your time or financially support Arjean’s travels please visit http://www.goodx.org.

Special Benefit Dinner to Send Mindanao Indigenous Scholar to an International Summer Camp






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