LOOK: Jodi Sta. Maria experiences island life in Mozambique
Jodi Sta. Maria is on a roll when it comes to exploring, this time setting foot in Benguerra Island, Mozambique.
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This empty beach reminds me that in solitude, you become quiet enough to listen to Him and experience His love – the kind of love that changes everything. My soul felt its worth. #ihavearnedthat when you have a grateful heart, you can have a renewed life. When you are couragous enough to let go and let God have His will over your life, you will be transformed by His ways that you yourself could not even fathom. Thank You, Lord for this opportunity. I came back home to Manila refreshed, renewed, and inspired. ❤️FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
But even before landing, the Kapamilya actress already appreciated the beauty she saw from her airplane window, as seen in her Instagram post on Feb. 11.
Sta. Maria, who looked like an island girl in her floral dress, fit perfectly in the landscape of the tropical paradise.
She also had some fresh catch during Valentine’s, at one point showing off a gigantic barracuda. Sta. Maria said she spent that day at sea, where the waves were big, amid rain and gusty winds.
But her escapade was not all solely for vacation; she set out mingling with the locals as well. Sta. Maria visited the only school on the island, having 378 students and only eight teachers.
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I always look forward to local island tours. ❤️ With the help of Teacher Carimo who served as my guide, I visited the only school on the island with 378 pupils and only 8 teachers. Students are taught 10 subjects including English, and for them education is the most important weapon to battle poverty. The school is being run by Rainbow Fund – an NGO here in Mozambique. These children gladly posed for the camera and requested more photos of them to be taken. I showed them their pictures and super natuwa sila! ❤️ Please check out Rainbow Fund at https://www.azura-retreats.com/giving-back-rainbow-fund to see how you can help them serve the community. 🌈
“Students are taught 10 subjects including English, and for them, education is the most important weapon to battle poverty,” Sta. Maria said about what she learned from the visit. JB
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