“If there’s a will, there’s a way.”
A streetsweeper recently went viral after he was spotted guiding his three children to study their modules under a street lamp because they don’t have electricity at home. Netizens were happy to see them trying their best to make a difficult situation work, no matter how challenging it might be.
Athan Lucero was looking out of his window at 10:30 PM when he spotted the family huddling over a makeshift table. Apparently, they were working on the kids’ modules under the guidance of their family, a streetsweeper.
It was a rather raining night but Athan was surprised that the streetsweeper,54-year-old Rolando Eugenio, was busy teaching his children despite the situation. The photo was taken at Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion in Quezon City.
“I was touched by my neighbor, isang amang street sweeper walang katuwang sa buhay ang nagtuturo sa kanyang anak. Nagtitiis sa ilaw lang ng street light para lang turuan ang kanyang anak sa kanyang module. Yes they don’t have electricity power yet they continue studying,” Athan wrote, sharing the family’s photo.
He added, “That’s why I do believe that whatever ever your status in life is ‘Hindi hadlang ang kahirapan para hindi makapag tapos ng pag-aaral.’ There’s no excuses to gain knowledge!”
Photo credit: Athan Lucero / Facebook
Athan truly admires his street sweeper neighbor. He explained that Tatay Rolando had lost his wife and had to raise the three kids on his own. Earning just Php3,500 a month, he struggles to feed his three children: Roselyn, 10; Mark, 7, and Jeth, 6.
Roselyn wants to be a doctor someday while the younger Mark dreams of becoming a policeman.
The photo earned admiration from netizens who praised Tatay Rolando for helping his children with their lessons.
Though some questioned why they had to do the modules at night, others pointed out that Tatay Rolando is probably too busy with his work as street sweeper during the day. It is heartwarming that he is doing his best for his three children and even personally guides them with the lessons they through the printed learning modules.