Today we want to turn the spotlight on Reysan Saraga Saagundo, one of our Gold Team Leaders who has facilitated more than five of our Dare to Dream free online courses on money management and personal growth.

Reysan is a proud mother to one child. She has been working in Hong Kong for the past five years. In her free time, she loves cooking, baking and hiking.

“What prompted me to join the course was to expand my knowledge and learn new things. I am grateful to learn about money management, how to achieve my goals and how to save money. Before I did not know how to manage my money, I would buy anything I wanted, even if I didn’t need it. I didn’t have any savings, and I wasn’t able to say no to my family and friends when they asked to borrow money.

I feel grateful to Uplifters because I gained the confidence I needed to reach my goal. I now know how to manage my money, and I have emergency savings. I know how to discipline myself to buy only things that I need and to say no to my family or friends if they ask for money to spend on unnecessary things. My favourite quote from Albert Einstein is, “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

I enjoy being a team leader because I am able to share the knowledge that I learn from the course. It helped me to develop my communication skills, and at the same time, I learn from my students too. When I see the eagerness of my students to learn, I feel so happy, and I think that it is all worth it, especially when they participate in the group chat and when they get their certificates.”