- Jezyl Tumala Raya
- Grazel Anacan Arnaez
- Jeffer Tiangson Martirez | Joana Grace Tiangson Martirez
- Ruthmary Charlaimee | Christyjanna J. Llamado
- Joshua Jehiel Maravilla
- Stephen A. Ilustrisimo
- Key Ann Valenzuela
- Rezza Jane Delacruz
- Rodlyn Marie Aranjuez Dacalio
- Jessa Moralde Montejo
- Micah Rivera
- Elmer D. Suelan Jr. | Heiko D. Suelan
- Warlito H. Bendan Jr.
Jezyl Tumala Raya
I was in grade four when I joined The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines and feel very blessed to be completing my high school this year. My father works as a laborer in sugarcane fields and my mother helps him as much as she can while taking care of the family needs at home as well. With our familyâ€™s monthly income of Pesos 2,000 per month, it would have been very difficult for me and my sister, Hershyl Raya, to complete our high school education. My sister, after completing her high school last year from the same school is now taking up college education in Binalbagan with the help of ABC. She is a student of Education aiming to become a teacher in secondary school. I also would want to continue my college education and become an elementary school teacher some day. My parents are so grateful for all that ABC has done for us and we hope and pray that my dream of becoming a trained teacher someday will become a reality.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Top
Grazel Anacan Arnaez
I come from a family of 9 and we live in a one room house. I have four brothers and two sisters. My father works as a truck driver earning around Pesos 2,000 per month and my mother is a housewife. I joined the Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines as a first year high school student. My experience in this school has been very positive. Teachers are so patient with us and very consistent in helping us academically and teaching us the core values of a Christian life. I am so grateful to ABC for giving me an opportunity to complete my high school which would have been a challenge due to financial constraints. My wish is to to become a policewoman someday so I can help my family and the community.Â Â Â Â Â Top
Both of us, brother and sister, are so proud to be completing our high school education in The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines. We are a family of four living in a one room house. Our mother is a housewife and our father, who is a driver by profession, canâ€™t work due to arthritis. Our house was destroyed by the most destructive typhoon, Yolanda and the community gave us some funds to rebuild our lives. Our parents decided to invest that amount in a small store and small daily income from this venture helps us meet our daily needs.
Jeffer: While studying in this school, I grew closer to God because of Christian values that are promoted and upheld by our teachers. I wish to become a civil engineer someday and hope and pray that God will make it possible.
Joana: This school taught me to take my responsibilities seriously and gave me a positive outlook in life. I wish to continue my education and someday receive a college degree in elementary education.Â Â Â Â Top
Ruthmary Charlaimee Christyjanna J. Llamado
I come from a family of seven and we live in a two-room house. My mother is a housewife while my father works as a fisherman making around Pesos 2,000 per month. I transferred to The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines in the third year of high school. In my former school I found myself get involved in groups that influenced me to join them in all kinds of bad vices.
In ABC school, with the help of dedicated Christian teachers, I learned to respect people and started to listen to instructions of the elders. Very soon I realized that the life I was leading before I joined this school would have lead me to bad future. ABC school has shown me a path to a better life and I am so grateful to my teachers for being there for me through-out my studies in this school. Someday I wish to become an elementary school teacher and hope and pray that God will make it possible for me.Â Â Â Â Top
Joshua Jehiel Maravilla
My father is a pastor and my mother assists him in the ministry and takes care of the house and the family. Our family has a monthly income of Pesos 1,600 and our house serves both as a residence and worship place for church activities. I am the only child in the family and I enrolled in The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines when I was in grade five. ABC made it possible for me to receive high school education. While progressing academically, I grew closer to God because of the Christian environment in the school. I also learned to play guitar and became one of the leaders in the music team. Without ABC school, I may have ended up on the streets and the surrounding environment and situations may have pushed me into criminal activities. My future goal is to become an airforce pilot or a teacher in a secondary school. My prayer is that God will continue to provide assistance so I can fulfill my dreams.Â Â Â Â Top
Stephen A. Ilustrisimo
I come from a family of seven and we live in a one-room house., I have one brother and three sisters. My father works as a farmer for a landlord while my mother takes care of the family needs at home. With our familyâ€™s monthly income of Pesos 2,000, it would have been difficult for me to continue my education. I am so happy for The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines where I was given an opportunity to study and at the same time learn to be a disciplined man that helped me grow in my Christian experience. Someday I would want to become a policeman so I can help my family, people and my community. I am sure God will make a way for me to achieve my dreams.Â Â Â Â Top
Key Ann Valenzuela
I come from a very humble background where my father does not have a job and my mother stays at home to take care of the household work and the needs of the family. My brother and sister work as fish vendors and with their daily earnings the most basic needs of the family are met. For a little extra income, I spend my free time working for my aunt, I clean her house and cook food for the family for about Pesos 30 a day. Due to financial difficulties, I joined The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines when I was in grade five. I was always encouraged by my teachers to take my studies seriously, which I did and am so glad to be completing my high school. My future dream is to complete my college education in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Elementary Education to become a teacher. I wish to help others as I have been helped in time of need.Â Â Â Â Top
Rezza Jane Delacruz
It has been a wonderful journey in the Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines. Because of financial difficulties that my family was going through, I joined ABC school when I was in first year high school. It would have been difficult to complete my high school studies if I was not accepted in ABC school. I am so grateful to all my teachers who helped me become a positive person in life. Our teachers are always there to help and guide us through our ups and downs. A lot of emphasis is put on character building in this wonderful school. In future I would like take up Elementary Education in college and I hope and pray that God will make it possible for me to fulfill my dream.Â Â Â Â Top
Rodlyn Marie Aranjuez Dacalio
I come from a family of eight and we live in a three-room house. My mother is a housewife and my father works as a tricycle driver and earns about Pesos 3,000 a month. I joined The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines in my second year of high school. I had heard about this school and was told about the Christian values that are upheld in this institution so when my family was facing financial challenges and it seemed I will not be able to continue my education, I decided to request ABC management to give me a chance. Now that I am graduating from high school, I can proudly say that I made the right choice in joining this school. Teachers are very loving and friendly and they take their job seriously. Following the example of my teachers, I also would like to become a teacher in a secondary school someday and help other children. I pray everyday that God will open doors for me to continue my college education and someday I can become a God fearing and a professional teacher.Â Â Â Â Top
I started my education in The Light Christian Academy of the ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines when I was in first year of high school. The only bread winner in our house is my mother because my father passed away. My mother sells food on the streets and is able to make around Pesos 100 a day and she works hard six days a week. I am the youngest in the family and I have three siblings. My mother and I are so grateful to ABC for giving me a chance to study in this school. I have been blessed with teachers who taught us important values of life and nurtured us academically, socially and spiritually in a very loving and caring manner. I developed leadership skills by leading out the cheerleading team and I am sure that the confidence I gained will go a long ways in helping me in my future. I love to sing so I wish that someday I can go to a music school to further develop my skills. I am also interested in taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management course. I pray that God will help me realize my dreams.Â Â Â Â Top
I have three sisters and one brother and we all live together with our parents in a two-room house. My mother is a housewife and my father works as a laborer making around Pesos 2,000 a month. I have been studying in The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines since grade five. When I joined the school, I was a very shy person but through-out the years in this school, I have gained confidence in many aspects of life. Along with academic achievement, I have developed my singing talent because of all the opportunities provided in the school. I love praising God through singing and am proud to be a part of the praise team in our school. ABC school is a blessing for me because without this opportunity It would have been difficult for me to complete my high school education. I would love to progress in my singing career and at the same time take up college education to become a teacher. I believe that God has prepared the best for me and He will open doors for me to reach my dreams.Â Â Â Top
Elmer D. Suelan Jr. | Heiko D. Suelan
We are both brothers and we live with our parents in Barangay IA, Manapla. Our father works for a rice dealer and our mother works as a laundry woman and our monthly family income is about Pesos 6,000. We are a family of eight living in a one room house. We are both very grateful to be graduating from the Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines. If it was not for this school, financial constraints would have made it difficult for us to finish high school.
Elmer: I started my studying in this school when I was in first year high school. I found the teachers to be very understanding to the individual needs of the students. I want to become an auto-mechanic someday and I hope and pray that God will make it possible for me.
Heiko: I started my education in this school when I was in grade V. I have loved the time I spent here, I find the study environment better in this school compared to where I was before. I want to continue my further training and become an electrician someday.Â Â Â Â Top
Warlito H. Bendan Jr.
I live with my cousin in Barangay I, Manapla. My mother passed away in 2007 and my father in 2010. I have two sisters who are already married and after the death of my parents, my cousin became my guardian. I started studying in The Light Christian Academy of ABC Childrenâ€™s Aid Philippines when I was in first year high school. I love my school because it gave me a Christian environment which helped me to stay away from trouble and gangs. My teachers are very diligent in their work and are very loving and kind. My dream is to become a seaman someday because I want to see the world while earning a living. My second choice would be to study to become a teacher. I know, no matter what course I take, I will have to be a working student because our financial situation would not allow me to be a full time student. I am grateful to ABC that made it possible for me to complete my high school education.Â Â Â Â Top