Monique Vernon is asking for your help to travel to the Philippines this year. Vernon, who is a native of Placencia Village, has been accepted to participate in the World Merit 360, the biggest and loudest call to action concerning the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But for Vernon to participate she has to fundraise, US$1600 by March 15. Vernon says that by attending Merit360 she will identify a specific related to here Sustainable Development Goal, “Life Below Water” and create a meaningful solution to implement thereafter. She has been actively working with the Southern Environmental Association and Fragments of Hope which carried out a coral restoration project. If you would like to assist Vernon to get to the Philippines, you can log on to www.worldmerit.org/merit360.com and search for Monique Vernon. If she does make the trip, she will be posting regular updates on her blog.