Most children in the Philippines are living in poverty. Without enough money, they are unable to go to school or receive proper care from their parents. Still, there are a few children who try their best to make ends meet.
One little boy who values his studies so much thought of a way to help his parents and at the same time go to school.
Shyla Mie Brillantes Blasico, a teacher at J. Blanco Elementary School located in the province of South Cotabato in Mindanao shared photos of a nine-year-old fifth grade student named Mateo.
According to the teacher, Mateo’s mother died last year due to an ectopic pregnancy. Since then, no one would take care of his younger brother because his father works as a carpenter in another town, Surallah. This almost forced him to stop studying. Due to Mateo’s thirst for learning, he instead came up with a solution. The young boy decided he would rather take his brother to school than stay at home and not learn anything.
His determination touched the heart of Blasico which is why she posted his story on her Facebook account hoping that other netizens would be able to read his story and send some assistance to him.
“Isa to sa mga pupil nmin... His mother pass away last year due to ectopic pregnancy. Dhil walang mag-aalaga sa kapatid nya dinadala nya nalang ito sa klase para d mka absent... Ang tatay nman ay naghahanap buhay kaya hinahayaan nlng namin... Pinapakain nlng nmin cla sa skol pag lunch time para d nlng umuwi tuwing tanghali... Hopefully may mga mabubuting puso dyan na tutulong...”
As of the moment, they are still welcoming donations for Mateo and his siblings. The young boys are welcome to eat in the elementary school since they hardly have anything to eat at home.
She posted “Maraming salamat po sa ngshare... Sa mga gustong tumulong dito po yan sa j. Blanco elem. School. Brgy m. Roxas, sto. Nino, south cotabato... Pwedi po kayong mg contact sa akin... 09059198669. Maraming salamat”
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