A young student in Argao, Cebu, has earned praises and admiration in the social media for his determination to help his parents feed their cows.
The student is identified as Arkim Camello, a seventh grade student.
On her Facebook account, Je-Ann Montejo, a teacher from Usmaad National High School in Argao town, southern Cebu, posted photos of Camello carrying a sack full of uprooted grass from school. Her post was shared many times.
Montejo narrated that for two consecutive days, she and her fellow teachers saw Camello carrying a sack containing uprooted grasses from their assigned garden as food for their cattles.
The act touched Montejo hoping Camello at an early age shows so much value for education yet, took responsibility in helping his family, can inspire other students.
Montejo also believes Camello was not asked by his parents to bring grass home.
She also said that students like Camello bring a whole lot of meaning and purpose to her job as a teacher.
“To this young boy, truly you inspired us. For a new teacher like me, you just unleashed the answers of my ‘whys’ and you unconsciously introduced the ‘must’,” said Montejo in an excerpt of her post.
Montejo quoted C. S Lewis to end her post, “Hardships prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” Cheer up boy, bright future lies ahead your way.”