Johnryan S. Pua was one of the more than 1,000 volunteers who participated in Hands On Manila's Servathon 2017. All he wanted was to spend a meaningful Saturday to celebrate getting hired, finally after looking for a long time. This iTamaraw alumnus shares how unplanned participation led him to discover a life-changing passion in the process.
"I found passion for volunteerism when I attended Servathon 2017. It was my first time, and I felt the spirit of charity and resilience among my fellowmen, in action - a kind of feeling that money can't buy,"says Pua.
Pua, 22, is a graduate of BS Computer Engineering and now works as a field engineer in a local bank. A job he truly enjoys. But that wasn't always the case. Pura relates how he endured rejection after rejection when was job hunting. There were days, he adds, when he was close to giving up but it was the support of family and friends that pushed him forward. He realized how important it is to know that you are not alone in whatever it is you're going through. Much like our brothers and sisters in Marawi who need our support right now.
This young professional now sees how volunteering creates an impact in the community. After Servathon 2017, Pua wants to continue helping others. He is grateful that through Industry-Academe Linkage, Alumni, and Placement (IALAP) Office, he will have more opportunities to do so. FEU Tech Alumni is active in community service as well as in the continuous effort in academic development. He encourages his fellow alumni to participate and support their alma mater's activities. He hopes that they may likewise find the fulfilment just as he did.
FEU Tech expresses its gratitude for Pua's service and all the rest of the FEU Tech community at the Servathon 2017. The institution is positive that this will inspire more alumni to join them in their future activities.