mr. anonymous and the engineer

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Philippines
March 18, 2018 11:29pm CST
i saw a plaque of recognition dated 2006 for a mr. anonymous. it says it's for supporting a scholarship program for poor but deserving students from his hometown. he sponsored a scholar who graduated in civil engineering that will give him a brighter horizon in the future. i wonder where that engineer is now? how successful he has become? how he feels about his sponsor? will he do the same - help someone finish school? i used to think about having an activity place for children in the neighborhood to read, watch, listen and play with educational things. do you have genuine concern and want to uplift your neighborhood? or your hometown? or would rather do it somewhere else?
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@mandala100 (36095)
• Hong Kong
19 Mar
@hereandthere I hope he do the same to others my friend.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
it would be nice if we all helped each other. would you help your hometown, too, when you retire?
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@jstory07 (65368)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Mar
I will help others but not start anything myself.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
would you do it anonymously? tributes feel awkward to me.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
19 Mar
We have places where kids can go to play, read and learn educational things. I am glad that the authorities here take care of the matter.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
can children be dropped off and parents come back to pick them up later? because that would be very helpful to get errands done.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
19 Mar
@hereandthere Yes, there are volunteers who take care of the children.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
@LadyDuck do the parents have to pay for how many hours the children are there?
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@Madshadi (8951)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Mar
We have play days here all the time. But you would rarely see kids playing outside on normal days
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• Philippines
19 Mar
because they're rather be on their devices?
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@Madshadi (8951)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Mar
@hereandthere I wouldn't know but I think that the playing activities are held indoors or in special places and very rarely in the neighbourhood
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• Philippines
19 Mar
@Madshadi for their safety, i guess.
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@Shavkat (56859)
• Philippines
19 Mar
If I have the chance with the resources, I will sponsor someone to study a certain major. I did this before when working in the local government agency and assisted the community projects.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
what major would you like them to take?
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@Shavkat (56859)
• Philippines
19 Mar
@hereandthere I think if I have a lot of money, I can let them choose whatever he or she desires.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
@Shavkat what kinds of community projects did you do?
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
20 Mar
In our neighborhood, I spearheaded the solicitation of my neighbor's financial help by dividing the calculated expenses of having the 3 street lights leading to our neighborhood. Good thing, it was received with a positive response and they all give their share. After which, I hired an electrician and let him buy all the needed materials and do them. Maybe, when I retire I can do more to beautify the neighborhood.
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• Philippines
20 Mar
at the place you grew up in (your parents) or at your hubby's/in-laws?
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
20 Mar
@hereandthere At my in-law's house. They are already old so they don't mind the neighborhood.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
We need those people to continue to inspire the youth, there's just so many distractions now a days.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
yes, peer pressure is much more intense now.
@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
Some kids just need that little bit of help - or a good role model even. It can make such a difference to their lives.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
it can even be someone in the family like uncles and grandfathers
@YrNemo (11190)
19 Mar
Guess one of those engineers set up that plaque.
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• Philippines
20 Mar
it was the organization but maybe the engineer was there
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@YrNemo (11190)
20 Mar
@rakski (8750)
• Philippines
19 Mar
how I wish I could do the same. I would rather start in my own neighborhood given the chance.
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• Philippines
19 Mar
that's nice. what project would you start?
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@rakski (8750)
• Philippines
19 Mar
@hereandthere something for the kids. Maybe a tutorial or something. Or out of school youth, possibly something they can use to earn a living. Maybe a food stall wherein all the earnings they will share equally.
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@Shiva49 (12083)
• Singapore
27 Mar
I have been doing it in a small way in few places and organizations. I have given money to finance a deserving medical student. We should all do what we can to help those in need - siva
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• Philippines
27 Mar
how fortunate that future doctor was.
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@epiffanie (9847)
• Australia
22 Mar
Yeah! I have the same goal.. to set up a library for the children in my hometown but there is not much support for it .. But I sent books to the local integrated school.. I hope the teachers there encourage the children to read more ...
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• Philippines
22 Mar
it's hard to compete with technology. most people seem to prefer looking at screens now. they expect sounds, color and action.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
19 Mar
I always wanted to help poor but bright students; if I have the means! The engineer you mentioned should give back to others what he had gained.
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• Philippines
20 Mar
i hope he's doing well and helping others, too
@kepweng (11368)
29 Mar
god bless him
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
20 Mar
I would love to know where that engineer now, too. I hope there are many Mr. Anonymous who help send children to school.
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@jobelbojel (6808)
• Philippines
20 Mar
Where did you see the plaque of recognition? The Mr Anonymous is doing the right thing!
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
20 Mar
We always look back to our hometown and it's even nice to pay forward the kindness that was given to us. A professor in college once helped me, not with my grades, but in recognising a grade that was truly mine but the only proof was his signature or I wouldn't be able to graduate. He told me, I have helped you, now don't forget to help others.
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
19 Mar
You do what you can with what you have.