Ransell learns #LifeSkills

Thanks to an after-school program, a 9-year-old achiever learned how to make friends, be a better leader, and more

MANILA, Philippines – Ransell Salomia is an independent and exceptionally driven 9-year-old.

According to her teachers at Mandaluyong’s Nueve de Febrero Elementary School, she performs well in class and is active in school programs. She belongs to the “advanced” section, and she’s the type who could sing, dance, and flawlessly recite a book in front of the class. Last year, she ranked among the top 5 in her batch.

But there’s just one thing: “I don’t have a lot of friends. I’m usually by myself,” Ransell says in Filipino.

Ransell recently joined an after-school program called Coordinates for Life. It aims to teach young students values such as teamwork and leadership, which are important not just for the classroom, but in real life.

Did Coordinates for Life help Ransell learn new life skills – and make new friends? Watch the video to find out. – Rappler.com

For more information about Teach for the Philippines and Coordinates for Life, you may visit www.teachforthephilippines.org