Isang Amang magsasaka, nakapagtapos ng kolehiyo kahit pa sa sobrang hirap ng buhay

TJJWala sa yaman, sa edad, o kahit ano pa mang klaseng estado sa buhay ang makakahadlang upang tuluyang kamtin ang minimithing pangarap makapagtapos lamang sa pag-aaral.

Isang kwentong puno ng pagpupursige at determinasyon  sa buhay ang ngayo’y pinupusuan ng mga netizens dahil  kahit pa sa mga hindi maubos-ubos na mga pagsubok, hindi kailanman sumuko at lahat ay kanyang nalagpasan at ngayo’y tunay na nagtagumpay.

Siya si Tatay Jerome Velez, mula Claveria Misamis Oriental, isang masipag na Ama sa 4-nitong mga anak, kapwa lahat ay nag-aaral. 

Aminadong sobrang hirap man ang kanilang pamumuhay sa probinsya kasama ang kanyang buong pamilya at kahit pa sa kanyang edad ay hindi ito naging balakid sa kanya upang gampanan ang pagiging haligi ng tahanan at ipagpatuloy tuparin ang dati’y naudlot na pangarap makapagtapos.

Hindi mapigilang ibahagi ni Adel Marie Salvane, kaklase ni Mang Jerome sa pinapasukan nitong kolehiyo upang ipagdiwang at magbigay inspirasyon sa hindi pagsuko sa mga pangarap hanggang sa magtagumpay sa pag-abot nito.

“He is a family man. He has 4 kids and he is proud to say that all of them goes to school. He works in the day and goes to school at night”

Pinagsasabay ni Mang Jerome ang kanyang pagiging responsableng ama at ang kanyang pag-aaral. Dahil sa kasalatan sa pinansyal, maghapon siyang naghahanapbuhay para matustusan ang pangangailangan ng mga anak sa kanilang pag-aaral at sa pang-araw-araw na pangkain nilang pamilya.

At kahit pagod at magkandakuba sa buong araw na pagtatrabho, pumapasok siya sa kanyang klase sa gabi.

“He also work as a carpenter, a farmer, a laborer – he can be anything as long as it allows him to earn money and provide for his family,”

“He rented a piece of land and cultivated it all by himself in order to provide for his family,”

When I say all by himself, it means he’s alone in a hectare of land from 4 o’clock in the morning till 5 o’clock in the afternoon,”

Kwento ni Adel, may mga panahon pang nakikita nila si Mang Jerome sa kanilang klase, na sobrang pagod at nanginginig dahil umano sa gutom.

“When I looked at him, he was very tired and shaking (maybe because of hunger). He was a very shy person. He doesn’t look at you straight in the eye when he talks and will always bow down his head while walking,”

Mas lalo pang naging mas mahirap umano para kay Mang Jerome ang hirap na hatid nitong [email protected], mula sa kanyang trabaho at pag-aaral.

“He was worried if he will be able to sustain since wala syay facebook and wala syay android phone to go online. Their place has a very bad reception na dili gani nako sya ma contact usahay,”

Marami sa mga netizens ang humanga sa katatagan at labis na pagsisikap ni Mang Jerome na kahit pa hirap sa buhay at may mga pinapaaral na mga anak ay hindi binitawan ang pangarap niya para sa kanyang sarili at para sa kanyang pamilya ang makapagtapos ng pag-aaral.

“This graduation is also for those who never let go of their dreams despite of how long will it take or how hard will it go.

 

 

 

 


Basahin ang buong post ni Ms. Adel Marie Salvane

Meet Kuya Jerome.

I met him on my 3rd year in college on one of my class during Saturdays. He asked me if i knew how to answer our seatwork and apologized for asking about it. When I looked at him, he was very tired and shaking (maybe because of hunger). He was a very shy person. He doesn’t look at you straight in the eye when he talks and will always bow down his head while walking.

He is a family man. He has 4 kids and he is proud to say that all of them goes to school. He works in the day and goes to school at night. When I say he works, he works real hard. He once worked as a maintenance in the pineapple fields of del monte. Imagine the scorching heat of the sun or the cold pour of the rain yet he still managed to go to school at night. He also work as a carpenter, a farmer, a laborer – he can be anything as long as it allows him to earn money and provide for his family. He rented a piece of land and cultivated it all by himself in order to provide for his family. When I say all by himself, it means he’s alone in a hectare of land from 4 o’clock in the morning till 5 o’clock in the afternoon. 

 

When the C0V!D -!9 [email protected]mic hit us, he was worried if he will be able to sustain since wala syay facebook and wala syay android phone to go online. Their place has a very bad reception na dili gani nako sya ma contact usahay. I simply told him “mag enroll lagi ta ya. Gamay nalang kaayo. Mu graduate lagi ta”. Through the collaborative efforts of our classmates, we were able to have him answer all his modules even if it means passing it beyond the deadline. I am so thankful to our instructors for accepting all his outputs. 

Why am I sharing Kuya Jerome’s story? Simply because it is worth celebrating. He never gave up of his dream and worked hard to make it real. I am proud of him and I hope you are too.

This graduation is not just for the intelligent nor the diligent students. This graduation is also for those who never let go of their dreams despite of how long will it take or how hard will it go. 

TO ALL THE WORKING STUDENTS, SELF SUPPORTING STUDENTS, SINGLE MOMS AND DADS, STUDENT MOMS AND DADS, and to YOU who never gave up on your dream, CONGRATULATIONS and you did well. Continue striving hard for the greater glory of the lord. 

May Kuya Jerome be a constant reminder that if all of us will just work hard and be faithful to God, nothing is impossible.

SPECIAL THANKS to Tcc Bsba batch 2021 for allowing Kuya Jerome have his photo taken. From the wardrobe, to the pictorial payment and for the cash gift. Thank you all so much.  

Congratulations Batch 2020 and Batch 2021

Presenting

MR. JEROME V. VELEZ

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BATCH 2021

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY ❤️

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Source: Ading Salvane

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