Bataan Cong Roman salutes determined Samar pupil
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman expressed Tuesday her great admiration for a young schoolboy in Samar province who went viral on social media for his dedication in his studies despite poverty.
“Saludo kami sa batang masipag,” Roman wrote on her Facebook page, as she shared an article about the boy from Santa Rita, Samar who was photographed by his teacher using an improvised pen.
“Sa mga batang mahihirap, ang kadalasang dahilan sa hindi pagpasok sa paaralan ay ang kakulangan sa gamit. Subali’t para sa batang ito, walang makakapigil sa kanya sa kanyang malalim na pagnanasa na matuto,” the politiko said.
“Hindi siya nahihiya kung ang bolpen na gamit niya ay tinali lamang sa kahoy.”
Roman pointed out the irony when it comes to some children from well-off families. She said many of them need to be forced to go to school, while others, despite having complete supplies, are too lazy to attend classes.
The boy, identified as Jan Kim, 8, deserves the emulation of everybody, including adults, Roman said, because he embodies the determination to succeed in life through education.
“Ipinakita niya sa atin na kung mayroon tayong pangarap sa buhay ay huwag tayo magpapahadlang sa kung saan o kanino man,” Roman said.
“Ipinakita niya sa atin na kung tayo ay may panaginip para sa ating sarili at sa ating pamilya, at dapat gawin natin ang lahat upang ito ay maging katotohanan.”
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