- Excuse letter of a netizen’s student goes viral.
- The letter says that the student wasn’t able to attend her first class because of a financial crisis.
- After the letter has gone viral, donations flocked in to help the student finish her studies.
A student’s excuse letter to her adviser has gone viral on Facebook.
Grade 8 teacher named Christian Jay Ordoña has received an excuse letter from one of his advisory students for missing the first period.
On his post dated July 9, he wrote “Usually kapag adviser ka first period mo ang advisory class kaya namomonitor mo ang attendance nila. Kung sino ang hindi pumasok at pumasok. ” But when one of his students called him during lunch break and shyly handed her excuse letter for missing his class.
In the letter, the student wrote that she was sorry that she missed his class because she had no money and her mom just found their baon right before she went to school.
“Nadurog puso ko” Ordoña wrote.
The post has now reached more than 18,000 shares and more than 64,000 reactions from netizens.
In a follow-up post, he shared his thankfulness regarding the attention that his post has reached.
“Isa sa hindi matutumbasan na kabayaran sa tungkulin ng isang guro ang makatulong at baguhin ang buhay ng mga estudyante nito.
Nagsimula sa isang simpleng liham na walang sinoman ang nag-akalang babago pala sa buhay ng isang batang ang hangad lamang ay makapag-aral. Masuwerte na kung dumating sa oras ng klase na may karga ang bulsa na magtatawid sa kalamnan at murang isipan sa buong maghapon ng eskwela.”
After the post has gone viral, donations poured in for the student, Marinel V. de Guzman. She’s the 4th child of the family of 5 siblings. Her mother is a sorter of goods and vegetables, while her father, on the other hand, is a farmer and coal maker.
Donors immediately pledged to the school’s foundation, Anak ng Bongabon Foundation, Inc.
The foundation has pledged to fund Marinel’s studies until she finishes college. Aside from that, she will also be receiving a weekly allowance of P500.