Shara

“I wanted the quality education because, before I went to Hungry Minds, some days I’d be able to go to school, other days I couldn’t. I would go to school without eating breakfast. I didn’t have money for my recess and lunch. When I saw Hungry Minds, I told myself that this was my opportunity. This was my chance to have the quality education that I needed.” … More Shara

Nanay Arce

“Sabi ko, ‘Anak, ok lang basta galingan mo lang ang pag-aaral.’ Ngayon, Grade 11 na siya. Balak niya maging chemical engineer. Mahilig din siyang gumawa ng story kaya gusto niya rin, at the same time, maging writer. Gagawa daw siya ng libro.”

“I told her, ‘Anak, just keep up your great work at school.’ Now, she’s in the 11th grade. She plans to be a chemical engineer. She also loves to write stories so she wants to be a writer as well. She says she’s going to write a book someday.”
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Lola Susana & Samantha: Hungry Minds Features

“Gusto ko talaga silang magkatrabaho, ‘yung magkaroon ng trabahong maayos para ‘pag, halimbawa, sa future nila maging hindi namang kagaya nito. ‘Yung maiba naman – na makita ko na umuunlad sila, pagdating ng panahon na makakatapos sila. Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Magsikap kayo. Gusto ninyong umalis dito sa lugar na ‘to? Kaya n’yo. Basta magsikap kayo. Kaya n’yo.’”

“I really want them to be able to find jobs, good jobs, so that their future won’t be like this. One day I will see them live differently – lead better lives and graduate. I tell them, ‘Work hard. You want to get out of this place? You can do it. Just work hard. You can do it.” … More Lola Susana & Samantha: Hungry Minds Features