Thursday, March 30, 2017

About a most determined CEF student ~ Guest blog by CEF's Ms Ngoc

This story is about a girl I really like. H is an example of a determined young woman who thirsts for a  better education and a brighter future. She is a third year student doing very well at university.

H is from an extremely poor family and when she was in high school her mother thought that H would not go on to university because of her ability and the family’s financial situation. Then H worked very hard in grade 12 to show her mother that she was good enough to enter university and she did a part time job as well as going to school to increase her family’s income. She was successful and entered university to take the major she was passionate about.

H always gets good results and is one of the top students in her class. Her mother has poor health and being unable to help H with all her monthly living costs, so H has to work part time as a tutor and a recyclables collector. When asked if she feels ashamed when collecting materials for recycling around the streets she said, "Not at all. It’s only a part time job and the money I make covers some of my costs so I can continue in university." In her answer she shows how determined she is to carry on at university. It’s a reminder to all of our students to try their best however severe their circumstances and that when they do there will always be a better road ahead for them.

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