N a world where hungry children scour rubbish heaps for foods and orphans are cast out on to the streets, a PNG student in the Philippines is making a change.
Hazel Navuru, a student at Fashion Institute of Design and Arts (FIDA) in Cebu City, expressed the essence of sharing and loving on New Year’s Day through giving out food and juice drinks to the street children around the city.
"It is very sad to see homeless kids along the streets begging for food especially on a season when the whole world is happily celebrating," Ms Navuru said.
Hazel is one of 200 PNG students pursuing their university degrees in the Philippines through Paradise International Education Consultancy (PIEC), a Filipino-based education placement agency.
"My little niece who suffered from cancer passed away on 2010. Every Christmas season, we always go to the children’s hospital back in PNG to visit the sick kids and give them food and gifts," she said sharing how she began her humble deed.
Instead of spending on party celebrations, Hazel decided to celebrate the 1st day of the new year along the city roads giving out hamburgers and drinks to street kids.
"It’s really priceless seeing the kids smile," Ms Navuru said.
Ms Navuru came to the Philippines to pursue fashion designing in May last year. She is now looking forward to finishing her course this April and to build her own fashion brand in PNG.
"You know you have done something good when you sacrifice things for other people. Aside from completing my course, giving hope to those unfortunate children is also one of my biggest accomplishments here in the Philippines," she said.
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