Daring to Dream: A Success Story

Daring to Dream: A Success Story

Children International's Programs Are Designed to Provide the Tools Needed to Fight Poverty, But It Takes Courage to Find the Kind of Success that CI Program Graduate Connie Achieved

Connie (right), a CI program graduate, serves as a community relations and women's advocate for the National Police Commission of Rapu-Rapu Island in Tabaco, Philippines. ©2015 Children International

In her role on the force, Connie handles crimes against women and children. She says she feels honored to be able to serve and protect her community. ©2015 Children International

Connie and her fellow cadets endured 10 months of rigorous training. ©2015 Children International

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Daring to Dream

By Ashley Puderbaugh. Photos and reporting assistance by Eduardo Uy Jr.

Wearing a crisp, light-blue uniform, Connie stops to chat with two women as she walks to work. As a police community relations advocate, it is her duty to uphold the image of the police force while fulfilling her oath to protect her community. She proudly bears those responsibilities.

The 25-year-old Children International program graduate is an officer for the National Police Commission of Rapu-Rapu Island, Tabaco, Philippines. Her beaming smile shows how grateful she is to have found success and to have attained her dream of helping others.

But reaching that dream? That's another story.

Learn more about Connie's story and how she overcame poverty by reading the rest of this article on Children International's website!