What do you want to be when you grow up?

Category: BLOG Share a Child Movement Published: Monday, 14 December 2015 Written by Helen Madamba
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The Share A Child Movement Inc conducts advocacy campaigns in the community to promote awareness on child pornography, child sex abuse and child trafficking.  We envision children empowered to become productive citizens of the world.

Children from our Community-Based Approach against Trafficking (ComBAT) project in Cebu were asked to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?

Talisay City


Kenny Mark R. Abadilla is a 12 year old grade 6 student from Tangke Elementary School in Talisay City. At his very young age, he dreams of a profession in Marine and Transportation. Kenny wants to be a successful Seaman someday to be able to help his family. 

Cebu City


From Barangay Basak Pardo in Cebu City, 11 year old Joanna Kyla C. Boragay attends grade 6 at Basak Pardo Elementary School. Joana answered, “When I grow up I want to be a teacher someday.  I want to help street children to learn and how to give love with each other. Some street children will not do the right thing but I will do my best to teach them how to do the right thing.” 

Mandaue City


From Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City, 11 year old Joice Marie Bate is a Grade 5 student of Umapad Elementary School.  She wants to be a teacher someday because she wants to help her family:  “When I grow-up and become adult I want to bring my family out of this dumping site and live in another place with no pollution and with a safe environment” she said.



Ervien G. Tapia hails from Barangay Lamac in the municipality of Consolacion, Cebu.  He is 12 years old. He said: “When I grow up I want to be a successful teacher because I want to help my family in their financial needs. When I am already an adult I will be a successful businessman so that I can help my family and support the education of my siblings.”

What can we do to help these children achieve these dreams and ambition?

We hope to ensure that their basic rights as a child are protected, and that we can assist them to stay in school until the graduate and become employable or sustainable.  Will you give us support and lend a helping hand to make sure these kids stay in school?  It only takes Php 6,000 to keep one child in elementary or secretary for one year.  Additional Php 3,000 will allow that scholar to participate in the monthly meetings for personal development and to attend conferences, child congress and other local forums.