Any man can father a child, but there is a more important role as being a dad in a child’s life. If the father is affectionate, supportive, and involve, he can contribute greatly to the child’s cognitive, language, and social development as well as his academic achievement, well-being, and self-esteem.
A father’s role in the family is very important. His job is to provide for the family by disciplining, working, and nurturing them. Once the father works, he teaches the children the importance of earning and living a more disciplined life.
An inspiring story of Mailyn Esquelito Akoy, a graduate of Sultan Kudarat State University, is touching the lives of many people. Like other students, Mailyn owes her achievement to her parents, especially her father, who never gave up on her dreams despite their current situation.
Struggling From the Start
Mailyn’s family has always been struggling since she was young. They experienced staying in a squatter’s area for ten years after their old house went on fire. Every time it is raining, they cannot sleep as well since water is entering their house. However, the worse happened when her older brother died for health reasons and they were not able to take him to the hospital since they don’t have money.
As a father of a family of four, her father has always worked as a kargador. He has no other choice but to endure carrying the sacks of cement every day to provide food on the table and send his children to school.
Owing Her Success to Her Parents
Life is always not easy for the family but now that Mailyn is a degree holder, her parents can now expect a better future for them. Mailyn is not the only successful person in the family – her parents are too.
If the sentimental post is not enough to hail her father, Mailyn also wrote a poem for her “Amang Kargador.”
The newly graduate also urge students not to give up their dreams. If they want to continue their studies, there are a lot of universities and colleges offering free tuition fees.
Make sure to have your tissue ready before reading the story here:
Sila:“Papa ko, Pulis!”“Papa ko, Seaman!”“Papa ko, Doctor!”“Papa ko, Teacher!”Ako? “Papa ko, Kargador.”Oo, anak…
What can you say about Mailyn owing her success to her father? Did it touch your heart too?