Age Doesn’t Matter: Couple Inspires after Graduating from Elementary Together

They might be old enough to be parents to kids in grade school (possibly even high school), but that didn’t stop a couple in Dalaguete, Southern Cebu from going back to school and graduating elementary together.

Their story has inspired many netizens to reach for their dreams because age doesn’t matter and it’s never too late to try again.

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Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Couple Goes to School for Their Kids’ Better Future

Edgardo Dela Torre, 41, and Rochelle Dela Torre, 39, caught netizens’ attention when they were photographed at their elementary graduation while carrying their two children.

Edgardo works as a barangay tanod and hollow blocks maker.


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

The couple dreams of providing a better life to their kids, knowing the difficulties they will face ahead because Edgardo has low-paying jobs.

That’s why they decided to go back to school.


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Thankfully, they didn’t have to spend their hours studying alongside elementary-age students in their classrooms. Through the Department of Education’s ALS (Alternative Learning System) program, they were able to complete their elementary education with other older students.

Inspiring Story Touches Photographer and Netizens

Their story inspired photographer Aneza Cayme who was covering the ALS graduation last September 6, 2022.


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Silang dalawa ay may mataas na pananaw na makapagtapos ng pag -aaral upang mabigyan nila ng magandang buhay ang kanilang mga anak gaano man kahirap ang maaari nilang madaraanan..” Cayme wrote.

Silang dalawa ay..patunay na hindi sagabal ang pagkakaroon ng anak..at kahit may edad na..upang abutin ang mga pangarap sa buhay..binigyan nila ng malaking halaga ang edukasyon.

A lot of netizens were inspired by their story and hoped that despite their advanced age and circumstances, they will continue to pursue their education.


Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

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Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Many also hoped that the couple will eventually find a much better job when they get to graduate from a higher educational level so they can provide a better life for their kids, just as they wished they could.

Congratulations to this determined couple!

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