A couple from Dalaguete town in southern Cebu, earned the praise and admiration of netizens when they finished their elementary education together.
All parents indeed want to give their children a brighter future. Unfortunately, achieving a better life is not always easy for everybody.
Rochelle and Edgardo Dela Torre know how difficult life can be. Edgardo works in construction as a hollow blocks maker to earn a living. Despite their hardships, the couple was determined to succeed, no matter what the odds are.
Hence, Rochelle and Edgardo took their chance and enrolled to be part of the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System. From 2021 to 2022, the couple worked hard to finish their elementary education.
Finally, their hard work paid off as they received their diplomas on their graduation day. Of course, their special day won’t be complete without their inspiration, so they had their 2 children with them.
According to Aneza Cayme of A.Cayme Photography, the couple’s story is a reminder of how important it is for us to continue dreaming big for our families. She shared how Rochelle and Edgardo understood the value of education in uplifting their lives.
She wrote on Facebook, “Silang dalawa ay may mataas na pananaw na makapagtapos ng pag-aaral upang mabigyan nila ng magandang buhay ang kanilang mga anak gaano man kahirap ang maaari nilang madaraanan.”
She added that poverty and even the struggles of family life shouldn’t be hindrances to pursuing an education. Rather, these challenges should be turned into motivation to strive harder.
“Silang dalawa ay patunay na hindi sagabal ang pagkakaroon ng anak at kahit may edad na upang abutin ang mga pangarap sa buhay binigyan nila ng malaking halaga ang edukasyon,” she added.
So if you feel like life seems hopeless and your dreams are too far to reach, may Rochelle and Edgardo inspire you to not give up. Every step we take, no matter how small, is a giant leap towards our dreams!