We are very proud of our students who completed “Dare to Dream'”, Uplifters’ 3-week free online course on money management and personal growth.

Joan Santillan Amurao is one of the graduates of our April 2020 batch. She is from Caloocan City, Philippines and a mother of two lovely daughters ages 21 and 11.  She has been working in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for the past ten years.  

“Uplifters helped me to be more focused to make my goals come true. I am now financially stable. I have more savings.  I was also able to help my siblings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I joined Uplifters to gain and enhance my knowledge of money management and personal growth.  For me, Uplifters offers a user-friendly medium for learning. I love the chatbot, Robot Joy. The platform is very easy to navigate, plus the team leaders and my classmates are very approachable. I enjoyed the course and learned a lot at the same time.

Before, I was a little too generous with spending my money. Dare to Dream made me stricter in managing my money.  I plan and calculate how much I can spend in advance before buying anything.

In my free time, I am a volunteer transcriber and translator on YouTube. I have my own YouTube channel called “Prinzest Joan.” My content is basically all about life and poetry. I love gardening and taking care of pets too. I enjoy singing and composing my own Christian songs. My dream is to publish a poetry book. For the time being, I am gathering more ideas, and I write during my free time.

To my fellow domestic workers, I salute you all for your great sacrifice and love for your family. Indeed, being a foreign worker is a noble job. We don’t know what lies ahead in our workplace; we don’t know whether we are going to be lucky with our employer or not.  I would like to encourage you all to keep praying. Homesickness and depression are common problems of migrant workers. I would like to advise you all to have a good friend or family member to share your burdens with. Surround yourself with people that have a positive mindset. Avoid friends who will bring you down.  We need people to remind us that life may be difficult, but the difficulties are just temporary.  Do something that will make you happy. If you need a friend to listen to you, I am just a chat away.

To those who have recently enrolled in Dare to Dream, this is a great start. Keep on learning and apply everything you have learned in your life. Always focus on your dream board. Don’t stop learning. Practice the morning and evening rituals because they are essential to have a positive outlook in life. Enjoy learning, and don’t be pressured.”