How does Filipino value education?

I remembered telling myself two nights ago; “I despised teaching, I will never teach again.”The days are so tiring and I feel like I don’t have the luxury of time to do the things I want done. But today, my students showed an amazing transformation. From day 1 they were all silent, no one’s talking, they didn’t participate, they were all laid-back. Today I looked at them with pride and inspiration. My students inspired me, they inspired me to love what I do, to give the best in everything that I do. They inspired me to become that catalyst of change I have always envisioned myself to be.

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Ok,the whole point actually of writing this is my attempt to let people know how a filipino values education. I have 40 students, the majority of them came from the provinces with parents working in the farm, some parents working as an OFW in Middle East. Filipinos give high regards to education, that even if the parents have to sacrifice under the scorching heat of the sun, that even if they have to leave the country and be able to find means to get the money they need to send their children to school, that even if they would have to take care children that were not theirs they will do it for education’s sake. This probably the reason why this line became famous, “Poverty is not a hindrance in attaining success.”

 

Education for Filipinos ( I guess for some cultures as well) is the best legacy that parents can relinquish totheir children. So that I guess is the reason why there are so many career women nowadays, many women that establish a career first before tying herself to marriage. That explains why there are so many 30’s, 40’s, 50’s here that are still unmarried. Well,maybe, just maybe, that during their youth they were busy arming themselves with education, building career that they forget about romance.

I am curious what other girls think?