LVF YEHEY 3 facilitates Dream it, Be it
#JOY overload… OPTIMISM to the max…this is the beat of the hearts of 500 girls who attended the YEHEY 3 dubbed as DREAM IT BE IT Conference Workshop at Xavier School, San Juan, last August 23, 2015 organized by Laura Vicuña Foundation and Soroptimist International.The day started with the solemn prayer led by the Laura Vicuña girls followed by the welcome remarks from the Office of the Mayor and the animation dance “Follow Your Dreams” headed by the LVF trainees.Messages of Hope and Courage by Sr. Ma. Victoria Sta. Ana, FMA, LVF Executive Director and Ms. Myra Paz Abubakar, Governor - Soroptimist International put smiles on everyone’s face as they shared from the heart.Sr. Marivic has encouraged the girls to continue to seek for God’s beautiful plan for them, to continue to dream like Don Bosco. She then showed a 5 minute video of Don Bosco’s dream when he was 9 years old and how this dream has led him realize God’s plan for him and for the Salesian Congregation.Governor Abubakar expressed how happy she was to forge a partnership with LVF that really takes care of young people. The girl-participants were overwhelmed by the sincerity, truthfulness, and courage of the guest speakers as they openly shared their life stories, their bitter past, their struggles, their surviving prowess and their dreams. Moderated in a panel discussion, the three Laura Vicuña girls turned advocates, Rona Cendy Deluta, Mylene Segotier and Ivygay Gantuan, fearlessly answered questions posted to them both by the moderator and the audience.Everyone was in tears when they unveiled their unimaginable past and how they survived life. And amidst their traumatic past, they feel grateful to God for sending His instruments, the Salesian Sisters in their case, that opened their minds and hearts to a better future, to stand up and guided them in making their dreams come true of having finished collegiate education and/or having good employment .In the afternoon, it was the turn of the participants to reflect, share and plan for their life. The 20 LVF Mentors and 40 YEHEY co-facilitators helped the 20 groups of 25 girls each to discover their role models in life who could guide them in their journey of becoming. The FIVE Fingers Activity where they identified their positive and negative self helped them realized their REAL self which is very important in achieving one’s dream. The last activity was making their dream collage and goal ladder where they listed 5 steps on how to accomplish their chosen goal within a given timeline.The great event ended with the announcement of the winner who translated the slogan Dream It Be It in Filipino. Roxanne of SI Antipolo was the winner with her translation: “Maging Ako Ang Pangarap Ko!” Ms. Len Berroya in her closing speech thanked everyone for the success of Dream It Be It.The Conference Workshop will be on the road to different provinces in the next months.