A young boy from Benguet, was facing a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: he couldn't pay the miscellaneous fees to take his final exams.
The boy's father had abandoned him, and his mother was struggling to make ends meet. The boy had to work part-time to help support his family, and he didn't have any money left over for school fees.
The boy was devastated. He knew that if he couldn't take the exams, he would have to drop out of school.
The young boy desperately tried to negotiate with the school treasurer to allow him to take the exams despite his inability to pay the miscellaneous fees. But the treasurer refused, citing school policy.
As the student, with tears in his eyes, returned home to fetch his "piggy bank," he was unaware that his teacher, Mrs. Angeline Marcelle Pawid, had overheard the conversation.
Mrs. Pawid was moved by the boy's determination to pursue his education, despite his financial hardships. She knew that he had the potential to succeed, and she wasn't going to let him give up on his dreams.
Mrs. Pawid offered to pay the boy's miscellaneous fees, ensuring that he could take the exams and continue his education.
This simple act of kindness would change the boy's life forever.
With Mrs. Pawid's support, the boy blossomed academically. He topped the National Achievement Test (NAT) examinations and emerged victorious in various academic competitions.
He also won the CAR Campus Bayani, which gave him a full scholarship to college. He set his sights on becoming a doctor, and he eventually achieved his dream.
Today, that once financially challenged student is a doctor, and he is using his skills to help others. He is a living testament to the power of kindness and compassion, and he is an inspiration to us all.
Mrs. Pawid's story is a reminder of the power of empathy, compassion, and the impact a single act of kindness can have on a young life. Her dedication to her students and her belief in their potential has helped to change countless lives. She is a true inspiration to us all.
In addition to helping this one student, Mrs. Pawid has touched the lives of countless others throughout her teaching career in Benguet. She has helped students from all walks of life to achieve their dreams, and she has inspired them to be kind and compassionate to others.
Mrs. Pawid is a true role model, and her story is a reminder that we all have the power to make a difference in the world.
If you're inspired by Mrs. Pawid's story, I encourage you to reach out to your local school and volunteer your time to help students in need. Every little bit makes a difference.
Thank you, Mrs. Pawid, for your inspiring story and your dedication to making a difference in the lives of young people in Benguet.