Nothing is permanent. It’s something I learned from my grandparents. They always remind me that hard work, determination, and patience will help me reach my goals. Today we will feature the story of another inspiring individual who believed that dreams do come true.
Erwin Macua became very popular last 2017 when he shared his story in a coffee commercial. He was working as a security guard in a school-based in Cebu City and also studies Elementary Education in the same school. People used to call him SG Macua but now they call him ” Sir Macua”.
Many of his classmates were really surprised when he attended the class for the first time. they are used to see him guarding the gates of their school. Sir Macua said; “I was shy to admit that I was their classmate because it was my first day of class. My teachers were also younger than me,” but aside from the curious looks, they would soon give him a big round of applause when the teacher called his name from the roll of students.”
He felt that he was very welcome and never discriminated by his classmates. His family was really supportive of his decision of going back to school except for his eldest son. He was very shy to see his father going to school. He then understood why his father really pursued his college education and supported his father all the way.
He graduated as Cum Laude in March 2017 and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in November 2017. His dreams are starting to blossom. He is now teaching “Araling Panlipunan” and “Work Education (Home Economics and Livelihood Education) to Grade 2 students of the same school where he worked as a security guard before. he would always tell his Grade 2 students – “Yes, I was the security guard. Now, I am your teacher”.
Erwin Macua was also featured in a TV show. Many people, both young and old was inspired by his story. He proved that age is never an issue for reaching your goals and dreams in life.