Through the government’s Study Now, Pay Later, she was able to study at Silliman University, a prestigious private institution in Dumaguete City, about an hour away from her hometown. Her siblings and her parents also helped fund her education (BS Chemistry) but with the money not enough, she became a working student at the Chemistry Department and later at a dormitory in school.
To earn additional income, she also turned to selling peanuts and doing the laundry even as a college student.
Her hard work paid off. She graduated from the course and would later be accepted as teacher at Silliman University. She would be promoted to assistant principal of the High School Department. When the university opened its Senior High School, she became its principal – not bad for a former laundrywoman and “tuba” delivery girl, right?
Asst. Prof. Brenda R. Boladola, you truly are an inspiration to many poor and struggling kids out there!