GNRC Children’s Committee 2022-2023
My name is Lucia, I am 18 years old and I am from Venezuela but I have been living in Ecuador for 5 years. I am a very kind and empathic person, someone who cannot avoid helping other people since I consider their pain as my own.
I live with my mom, my sister, my father and my little dog. I live in a very cold city but really beautiful because of all the landscapes that surround it. And of course, the people and the culture have captivated me since I arrived in Ecuador.
I recently entered the university to study Chemical Engineering, so it can be deduced that my favorite subject is precisely chemistry.
I really like sports, I currently practice Kickboxing and Taekwondo, but my favorite activity and the one in which I stand out the most has always been swimming, I have practiced it since I was 4 years old. I like other activities like drawing, painting, skating, camping, baking desserts, among others.
I have been part of the GNRC Ecuador for a while and from the first moment I really felt captivated by the philosophy they use. I found it very interesting that religion is no longer a barrier to achieving real change among all of us. The stereotype that religions cannot work together because of their different beliefs is completely overturned to create real change that benefits all the world’s children regardless of their religion, place of birth, ethnicity or culture.
In our GNRC group, we do a lot of awareness work on various topics, recently we have focused on physical violence against children in the country and how to eradicate that problematic. People of a lot of religions participate in these meetings with ideas and reflections.
I consider myself a very dreamy person. For a long time, I have dreamed of having an animal shelter so that pets do not have to suffer any more on the streets. Also, I want everything I do to always go to people who really need help. It is because of these dreams that every day I do my best to grow as a person and as a member of society.
In 10 years, I see myself being extremely happy to know that I managed to make significant changes in people’s lives, that is all I want.
Finally, it is important for me, to share with everyone that although we are different in skin color, customs, accents, clothing, etc. There is something that makes us equal and that is that we all share the same humanity and we all deserve respect and dignified treatment. So, I want to invite each one of the people who read this biography to try to be better as human beings without needing to be recognized by them, because in the end, money and fame are ephemeral but the satisfaction of having changed lives never goes away.