Are you thinking of doing something good or taking a year off? Planning to experience a different culture in a faraway part of the world while doing volunteer work? There are a lot of reasons to take a sabbatical and do some volunteer work. The Philippines offers some unique opportunities to do so.
Because the Philippines is an English-speaking nation, the Megacity attracts a lot of students, lecturers, and teachers from around the world. Most students who choose to study in Metro Manila come from different parts of Southeast Asia and from South Korea, while teachers and lecturers come from different parts of the globe. The pay in education especially in private schools and universities is quite good.
The Megacity Manila is the capital of a developing country, a tropical developing country. It therefore qualifies to either a) do some volunteer work or b) take your backpack and climb the caves of Sagada, enjoy the Pristine beaches of Bohol or listen to some of the best live music on Earth in the Megacity itself. The Megacity is a hub for Backpackers and Volunteers, some of who are pursuing these tasks in the whole of Southeast Asia.
On September 21 (Saturday), people in Manila and around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and to record information on the collected debris, to be used for future waste management plans.
The 'Megacitizens Stammtisch' is growing more international every month. Twenty people from ten different countries joined the Expat-Get-Together in July to exchange ideas, discuss the latest developments in the Metro as well as to share their thoughts on the set topic 'Trust It!'.