Meet Jorge de Guzman. He's one of the nominees in Canada's Champions of Change; a unique program celebrating volunteerism.
The man is 61 years old, a graphic designer by profession - but his true passion is for martial arts. He's nominated in the category of International - Social Justice for his work in utilizing martial arts as a way to empower children in the Philippines. A shining example of someone who walks the walk. (check out his profile here)
"We teach them how to say no, how to get out of a stressful situation like abduction, how to recognize any form of abuse." They're also taught how to block, punch and kick--and how and when to run. "I tell them, if you think you're going to be sold tomorrow, run away today!" - Jorge de Guzman
The top ten finalists are receiving $10,000 each to their charity, while the two grand prize winners will receive $25,000 each to their charity. Winners will be announced January 16th, 2011 & you can VOTE up to 10 times a day for the candidate of your choice.
Real people making real change.
Or... you could change your Facebook profile picture to some random cartoon? Wala lang. Jus' sayin.