Juvelyn Capariño Basas shared on Facebook about the time she saw a middle-aged man trying to photocopy documents for school.
At first, she thought that the man was doing it for his children, but realized the photocopies were for himself.
Juvelyn saw that this man valued education, even at his age.
“Akala ko yung pinapaphotocopy niya na documents ay para sa anak niya, Yun pala ay sa kanya.”
She later found out that the man works as a painter during the day and studies during the night.
He is a fourth-year student from the ICCT taking up Education as a course. Another impressive thing about all this is that he is a scholar of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is graduating soon.
“Si tatay na nag-aaral sa ICCT Education course niya at 4th year student na. Pintor sa umaga at studyante sa gabi. Nakakabilib pa kasi scholar si tatay ng CHED.”
Juvelyn really admired the man, because he did not make his age an excuse not to pursue his education.
“Saludo po ako sa inyo kasi hindi naging hadlang yung edad niyo para matupad yung pangarap niyo.”
Netizens also admired the man’s efforts.