Hard work paid off for Michael Espanol of Gueguesangen, Pangasinan. The Pangasinan native worked hard at a young age so he can go to school. His father is a messenger with only a Php10,000 income per month. On the other hand, his mother is a dressmaker with no permanent income. Their life was hard.
They had to make ends meet. Michael wants to study that’s why he decided to work as a construction worker, earning Php250 a day. He goes to work when there’s no school. He did this because he wanted to help his parents with the expenses.
He uses the money he earns to buy his school uniforms and school supplies. He became a class valedictorian at the Guesguesangen Integrated School. The hardworking guy also joined many extra-curricular activities while in school.
Michael shared that there were obstacles in his life. He said that some people from his community thought he doesn’t have what it takes to succeed in school. That didn’t deter him to push through though.
He tried harder to finish his studies because he wants a good life for him and his family. His parents are so proud of him! Michael’s dad said that he is thankful that he was able to finish his studies because of their hard life.
It’s only a matter of time before Michael can find a decent job and provide for his family. Patience and dedication will help him reach for his dreams, especially in this pandemic.
Kudos to Michael for his commitment to learning. People like him can go far in life. The journey is only about to start for Michael.
Let’s all wish him success in his endeavor. What do you think of this story? Please share your thoughts in the comments.