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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009

Back in 2006, I gave a talk on corporate social responsibility based on IMF's report which was published December 2005. It was an interesting piece and when I was asked to share and explain it to a class of 30 plus graduating business management students, I thought it was a great idea so I prepared a two hour presentation.

IMF's report was totally different from what most people know about corporate social responsibility. It stressed on how CSR should be spearheaded by the government and not by companies alone. I'd love to share the report here but I can't find the PDF file on Google and the original file I saved died together with my old desktop.

Last week I was asked by one of my coworkers if I wanted to join a group who'll be visiting a nearby public school for a "Read with me" session. I said yes with the quickness since I work well with kids.

My shift ended at 6am Friday and I hurriedly went home to get some sleep before the 1:30pm call time. For some reason, I didn't sleep well. I probably snoozed for only two or three hours. I didn't care though. I was gonna show up no matter what.

When I got to work to meet with the group, I found out from the organizer that I was the only one who showed up. That kinda irked me. Who the hell volunteers to read to kids then flakes? SMH.

Good thing Lance and his trainees were up for it. They showed up minutes after the lady organizer went inside to look for substitutes.

We were briefed on our way to the school. We were told that we were gonna give out an English proficiency test to grade 1 students and not read to them.

Our group arrived around 2:30pm and we went straight to the classrooms after we were divided into three groups.


My class. The kids were well behaved the first 30 minutes.

Lance with the kids

I didn't give answers but I translated most of the questions for the kids

Very smart kid but never spoke a word

The view outside. Paradise lost.

More kids. They all got rowdy after finishing the test.

The other class

Gotta love the children (click to play)

The rest of the team

It was a fun experience. I rediscovered my love for kids. I couldn't even get out of the room without giving more than a hundred high fives to the children. I guess the kids enjoyed my company.

I can't wait to visit the school again soon.

Comments (4)

Damn dude you getting emo with your doo? What's up with that hair?


I don't care if Lil Wayne beat me to it but my goal for 2009 is to be a rock star so I'm growing my hair out.

HAHA You guys are LAME!

The dude went and volunteered his time and you wanna talk about his hair? Not the kids or his time well spent but his hair? HAIR?

But what are we talking about man? We talkin about HAIR. HAIR? We talking about HAIR man. We talkin about HAIR. We ain't talkin about the volunteering. We talkin about HAIR man. When you come to the schoolyards and you see me volunteer, you see me volunteer don't you? You see me give everything I got, right? But we talkin' about HAIR right now. We talkin' about HAI...Man I look...I hear you. It's funny to me too. It's strange. It's strange to me too. But we talkin about HAIR man. We ain't even talkin about the volunteering, the actual volunteering when it matters. We talkin about HAIR.