Why I Joined Rotary? A Classification Talk featuring Rtn. Jacqueline Artiaga-Kho

Why I Joined Rotary? A Classification Talk featuring Rtn. Jacqueline Artiaga-Kho

ABOUT RTN. JACKIE: She is a shining example of determination, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit. She has braved life’s obstacles and harnessed her experiences to not only rise above adversity but also build a thriving business. During this meeting, she will candidly share her personal struggles and the invaluable lessons she’s learned along her journey.

In addition to her motivational talk, Rtn Jackie will introduce us to her business, and highlight how her experiences have shaped her vision and success. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights into the world of entrepreneurship, learning from both the challenges and triumphs that she has encountered.

As members of RCMS, we deeply value the exchange of knowledge and the connections that enrich our community. Following Rtn’. Jackie’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session where you can engage with her, ask questions, and explore the intersections of personal growth and business development.


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This evening, as I shared my life story, achievements, skills, and goals in a successful classification talk, I am grateful for the opportunity to inspire and give hope to others. The challenges I overcame along my journey have shaped me into the person I am today, and I hope that by sharing my experiences, I can empower others to overcome their own obstacles and achieve their dreams. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who listened attentively and participated in the classification talk. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Your presence has made this evening truly meaningful and vibrant. Together, let us continue to support and uplift one another, making a positive impact in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Why I joined Rotary?


I joined the Rotary Club of Manila South with great excitement because I have a strong desire to make a positive impact and help more people. Collaborating with various individuals through this organization allows me to expand the reach of my assistance, reaching those who are in need. Since the pandemic, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles that people face in their daily lives just to survive. This deeply touched my heart, and I realized that by extending a helping hand to others, I am not only making a difference in their lives but also finding personal fulfillment and motivation.

Being a part of the Rotary Club, known for its humanitarian services, aligns perfectly with my aspirations. Above all, I am grateful for the blessings God has bestowed upon me, and I believe it is my responsibility to give back to those who are less fortunate. The opportunity to be part of such a prestigious organization was unexpected, but when President Henry Villa, a truly phenomenal leader, invited me, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. My ultimate goal in joining the Rotary Club is to contribute to the welfare of those in need and create a positive impact in their lives.

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“Amidst the storms that life has thrown my way, I have learned that hope is not merely a passive desire, but a transformative force that propels us forward. It is hope that ignites the fire within, empowering us to rise above adversity and create a better world. From my own experiences of struggle and challenges, I have discovered that hope serves as an anchor, grounding us in the belief that there is always a path forward, a glimmer of light in the darkest of times. So let us unite, embrace our shared humanity, and together, let us create hope in the world, showering it with resilience, compassion, and unwavering determination.”

“My ultimate aim is to serve and support communities worldwide, particularly focusing on empowering women and addressing issues such as bullying and abuse. With a strong belief in the power of education and policy changes, I plan to utilize my education and expertise to promote awareness and advocate for reforms that promote equality and social justice.

An integral part of my vision is to establish a non-profit organization solely dedicated to providing comprehensive resources and support to survivors of abuse. By creating safe spaces for healing and empowerment, we aim to help individuals regain their strength and rebuild their lives. To ensure a holistic approach, we will collaborate with mental health professionals, legal experts, and community leaders to address all aspects of survivorship.

Moreover, I am passionate about developing and implementing educational workshops and training programs that promote empathy, understanding, and conflict resolution in schools and communities. By equipping people with the necessary skills and knowledge, we can foster a culture of compassion and create long-lasting change. Through innovative curriculums and experiential learning, we will encourage dialogue, empathy, and positive engagement, ultimately leading to a more inclusive and harmonious society.

Recognizing the critical importance of mental health, particularly among marginalized and vulnerable populations, I am committed to advocating for greater awareness and support. This includes working closely with mental health professionals and organizations to destigmatize mental health issues and ensure access to quality care for all. By raising public awareness, providing education, and advocating for policy changes, we can address the underlying factors that contribute to mental health challenges and promote holistic well-being.

In addition to my goals in the areas of abuse, education, and mental health, I am determined to serve as an inspiration and motivator to others. As a single parent myself, I understand the unique challenges faced by those raising children alone. Through sharing my own experiences and offering guidance and support, I hope to empower single parents and encourage them to persevere in their studies, careers, and personal aspirations.

Furthermore, it is essential for me to provide assistance and support to victims of rape and other forms of abuse. Recognizing the deeply traumatic nature of these experiences, my aim is to create a safe environment where survivors can heal, rebuild their lives, and regain their sense of self-worth. By offering a comprehensive support system that includes counseling, legal advocacy, and rehabilitation services, we can empower survivors and help them step into a brighter future.

Lastly, my commitment extends to those experiencing depression, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness. By offering compassion, understanding, and a listening ear, we can help individuals navigate through their darkest moments and instill within them a renewed sense of hope. Through awareness campaigns, support groups, and accessible mental health resources, we can promote self-care, resilience, and a renewed zest for life.

In summary, my goal is to ignite change and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. By utilizing my education, expertise, and passion for social justice, I am dedicated to creating a more equitable and compassionate world for all. Together, let us work towards a future where empowerment, healing, and love prevail.”

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My journey has not been without challenges, but I am living proof that no matter how difficult life may become, never losing hope is the key to success. As part of the “Create Hope in the World” team for the year of Rotary, I aim to inspire others with my story of resilience, determination, and unwavering hope.

Thank you everyone for attending and listening to my talk!

God bless everyone


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