Reiza's Pursuit in Greece

Reiza Ang Start Date: Mar 16, 2019 - End Date: Jul 13, 2019

My Travel Story

by: Reiza Ang Start Date: Mar 16, 2019 - End Date: Jul 13, 2019
Hello my name is Reiza and thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page :) 

I am travelling to Europe for the second time for a whole month and this time through Greece (my dream destination). My original flight date, April 24 was rescheduled which led to me being able to rebook my flight within the 7 day mark for no charges. 

I have decided back in 2018 that after I complete Uni I will save up, pack up, and contribute to a disadvantaged community. How timely that this just presented itself out of nowhere and I knew right away that I wanted and will do it. Rather than adding more countries to my trip I’ve decided that I wanted to volunteer instead. I turned my dream holiday into an opportunity of a life time. Hit 2 birds with 1 stone, right?

I have chosen to volunteer in Athens, with an organisation called Our House. I spent a month researching and finding the right community I wanted to be part of and I believe this is the right fit. The organisation is very well rounded and as much as possible, they focus on all the things needed by the refugees. They host feeding programs every night in 2 locations, they deliver supplies to refugee camps, accompany refugees to the hospitals, give them haircuts, regular home visits, and the most important of all.. they find shelter for the refugees that are left on the streets of beautiful Athens. Their very hands on and present and I resonate well with that. 

At the age of 22 I’ve travelled to 25 countries. I realized I have been really fortunate. I've seen so much of the world, have a place I call home, food in my belly, an education. Many of the displaced people in Athens do not have this. My primary goal is to help anyone in need and ensure their well being, comfort and safety. I want to make use of my knowledge and passion for the world and life in the best way possible. In the past year me together with my brother and cousins have organized a few feeding programs for children here in the Philippines and being from a third world country myself, I know and see how it is with my own two eyes. 

This is will be my first time on a long haul trip alone, and this experience will be both challenging and hopefully incredibly rewarding for me. My parents are worried, yes but they see how passionate I am about it and understand. I also asked Scoot airlines if they could help me out and waive the 7 day mark so I can stay longer and help more and they gladly moved it with no charges. 

I am here because I want to do this solely on my own without the help of my parents, for once. I am 22 and it’s about time. I also believe it will be more meaningful this way. My expenses for the holiday part of the trip I've already dealt with (visa, plane tickets, insurance, whatnot) So the funds will go towards my accommodation, vaccinations, local travel expenses, and most importantly the housing and supply needs of the refugees, and since I only have 20 kilos at the moment an extra 20 kilo luggage for clothes that I was hoping to bring and donate would also be substantial. 

To raise funds for my volunteer trip I will be:
Selling my old clothes bags and shoes on Carousell 
Using the money I earned from Youtube
Taking on sideline jobs from my Mom  

Thank you for any donation that you can make, big or small. Your contribution will help me make a difference to those in need and I promise to keep you posted about my fundraising and the trip itself. 
Thank you!


  • Our House Project

    Our House Project
    If anyone has any questions about Our House Project you can message me or Lin Brown on Facebook or even directly message Our House Project on their website and Facebook page.
  • Nightly Feeding Programs In Victoria Square

    Nightly Feeding Programs in Victoria Square
    Photo from Our House.. Some of these people eat only during this feeding, they eat once a day. Both adults and kids eat once a day.