Poverty impedes Education

Philippines
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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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
11 Jul
In our country poverty isn't a hindrance to one's education. Now college is free in our country.
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@Icydoll (23554)
• India
11 Jul
Wow that's nice to get free education there
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• Philippines
11 Jul
You are also from the Philippines. Maybe it is free but there are more to the tuition that a student needs. It is a facade by people in power.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
@Icydoll It is not entirely true, my friend.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Jul
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.
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@rakski (20934)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@Jessabuma you are agreeing with @dodoazo that poverty is not a hindrance to education? or you are agreeing to @brokenkid0212 that poverty is cause why some students cannot finish education? which is which?
@cttolledo (5056)
• Philippines
13 Jul
A sad truth in our country, a lot of students are like him.
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• Philippines
13 Jul
Yes, indeed. Where are you from?
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@cttolledo (5056)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@brokekid0212 Born - Bicol , working- Batangas. You?
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• Philippines
13 Jul
@cttolledo Wow! I am a filipino too! We are referring to the same country! (lol)
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@JustBhem (41385)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
That's too sad. But if he perseveres enough to achieve his goal poverty is not a hindrance. I pray that he will excel and move forward.
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• Philippines
12 Jul
Thank you for the prayers! He is really striving hard as much as other college students do! :)
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• Philippines
12 Jul
@JustBhem I hope so too. He is a very smart person.
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@JustBhem (41385)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
@brokekid0212 He can achieve whatever his heart desire.
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@kepweng (17739)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
26 Jul
i hate corrupt politicians
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• Philippines
26 Jul
I hate them too.
@Daelii (5817)
• United States
11 Jul
Its honestly been a standard for college students for a long time (decades). Go two semesters and work summer.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
True but this person I know will work during the two semesters to save money for the next year - some of it is even for his parents' medication.
• India
11 Jul
it's sad! Especially when a person with potential and calibre cannot make it due to lack of money.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
It really is sad and the my country is full of ignorant people who reject to address this issue. In my country, if you're pretty, you'll be rich - there is a small place for those who are into education.