Hardworking Dad Juggles Work & Education to Give Family a Better Life
A hardworking dad is juggling his work as a snack vendor while pursuing his education through the Alternative Learning System.
Meet Rico De Guzman, a determined father who juggles selling Siopao and Chicken Empanada while taking ALS. Rico’s story is one of hard work, dedication, and the pursuit of dreams despite the challenges he faces.
Guzman, a 26-year-old resident of Zone 2, Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, is not just a father but also the sole caretaker of his two young children while his wife plans to work in Manila. Rico, however, doesn’t let the responsibilities hinder his pursuit of education.
Every day, Rico walks around the city of Silay, selling Siopao and Chicken Empanada. He carries his school module with him, answering lessons whenever he finds a moment to rest by the roadside.
The income from his food sales is used to sustain his family, making ends meet through his hard work. Balancing work and education can be challenging, but Rico is determined to provide for his family and continue his studies.
He attends classes in the morning and sells his snacks in the afternoon. His dedication to both his family and education serves as an inspiration to others.
Despite facing various challenges, Rico has chosen to prioritize education. His goal is not only to prove to himself but also to his family that, despite being a father, he can pursue his dreams.
“Ang akon paglibod makahatag man inspirasyon sa mga Youth subong nga Indi pa ulihi ang tanan apisar nga may kaugalingon ka nga pamilya may tion pa mag eskwela kag mag plano sang isa handom sa kabuhi,” he said.
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(My job can serve as inspiration for the youth today. It’s never too late, even if you already have your own family. There’s still time to study and plan for a better life)
What can you say about this hardworking dad?