As one of the two sons of Sambat Trust coordinator Wilma de Rojas, it is no wonder that Shane developed this attitude of helping others. By helping and going with his mother, he saw that there a lot of children – some of them are of his age – that are not able to get an education because of financial difficulties.
“I am just lucky,” Shane said, “that I have parents that strive to send me to a decent school and help me in my studies.” Because of this, he was able to do a lot of activities from topping academic requirements, writing journalism articles, participating in inter-school competitions, reciting poems, playing volleyball, reading science books, watching TV and even helping his younger brother.
To fulfill his plan of helping the Sambat Trust scholars, Shane asked his aunties, uncles, grandparents and other relatives, as well as friends, schoolmates and their parents, to donate any amount to the foundation. Sambat Trust will use the donations to pay for the scholars’ school fees, school materials among other things. As of now, the amount raised is £170.00 (or roughly PhP 10,000.00), which is over the specified target of £100.00.
Truly, Shane shows that making a difference comes from the heart and knows no age. And even without the other blessings he enjoys right now, he said that he will always continue to believe in the cause of Sambat Trust and to help other people in need.