Poverty impedes Education
July 11, 2018 4:51am CST
I know a college student who got enrolled into one of the best (in fact, it is the best) universities in my country. He is very smart, creative, innovative, but he is also very unfortunate. His mother and father do not have the capability to send him allowances even for daily needs, so he is pushed to apply for multiple scholarships. Good for him, right? However, now that it is 'Summer' for him in my country, he does not have any scholarships to depend on. I asked him, "How about your sisters and brothers?" Turns out that they have their own families and that they only have enough for themselves. At the moment, he really has 0 php at his hands. He is so young with lot of potential but because of poverty, he is left with nothing but to get delayed, and work to have a job; thus, to have money. What is worse is that, the money he'll have is not only for himself but for the medication of his parents as well.
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• Baguio, Philippines
I agree with @dodoazo , poverty isn't a hindrance to education although some people say poverty is one of the main reasons why some people can't finish their studies. "If there's a will there's a way" I believe in this saying.