This twenty-three-year-old teacher, Ian Francis Manga, has always been mistaken as a Grade one pupil or even Kindergarten. People always get surprised when they learn that he is already a licensed teacher. He passed the LET last March 2019. Dr. Carl Balita, owner of the review center that Ian enrolled was amazed the first time he saw the boy. He thought that he just tagged along with his mother. He was astonished when he learned that Ian was already a graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Education and enrolled in his review center.
Based on the FB post of Dr. Balita, Ian Francis was a sickly child thus he wasn’t able to grow up properly. The doctor didn’t mention his medical condition but said that this was the reason that he didn’t grow up like kids of his age. Even though he didn’t reach a normal height, his brain was able to develop normally. He wanted to follow in his mother’s footsteps and he loves teaching so he graduated with a degree in Education.
Having the features of a little boy gave him a hard time because people never took him seriously. They don’t believe his age even when he reached adulthood and other people would mock him for being so little. Everyone thought of him as just a little boy. But this young man can’t be discouraged despite all the criticisms that he got.
He ignored the snide remarks and took everything as a challenge instead. He followed his dreams and never allowed anyone to stop him from achieving his dreams. The netizens were inspired by his story and one even left a comment saying that someone’s height shouldn’t hinder from fulfilling his goals in life. This is very true indeed. What matters is to work towards reaching your dreams and not stepping on anyone’s feet on the process.