Tony Meloto « Sometimes, a Skoll Awardee writes something so powerful, you want to read it over.

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Sometimes, a Skoll Awardee writes something so powerful, you want to read it over. And over. Because pieces like Tony Meloto’s reminds us why we’re here, how what we’re doing matters in the most profound way. I. love. it. What a beautiful way to begin our week. An excerpt from the front-page feature in a Philippines national paper:
“When we are not blinded by a desire for money or paralyzed by a lack of it, we learn to use our creativity, raise passion-driven caretakers and volunteers whose nobility cannot be bought and the integrity of the mission is not compromised….Jeff Skoll said it simply at our lunch meeting on the first day: ‘Just tell your story,’ how your crazy idea grew wings and flew out of the cage.”
In other news, just after the Skoll World Forum, Meloto’s organization, Gawad Kalinga, launched the Bayani Challenge and successfully gathered 10,000 volunteers in 5 provinces ( or

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About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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