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Teacher buys snacks for students straight from his own pocket

Teacher buys snacks for students straight from his own pocket

Christian Obo, a teacher from Kapayapaan Integrated School in Calamba buys snacks for his students straight from his own pocket.

Obo said he decided to help because he knows how difficult it is to study without having eaten anything.

“Meron talaga kaming mga mag-aaral na kapos na kung saan sapat lang yung pera nila for transportation kaya naman lagi ako nag-iimbak ng pagkain,” he said.

“Alam ko na malaking bagay ito para sa kanila dahil mahirap po ang walang laman ang sikmura kapag nasa paaralan,” he added.

Obo said this is also his way of giving back to those who helped him.

“When I was in elementary, I experienced going to school without any cent,” he said. “I had to rely [on] my friends. Kumbaga aasa’t-aasa sa mga kaibigan.”

“When I was in high school, papasok ako (nang) sapat lang yung pera kong pamasahe. I was able to survive also with the help of my friends and teachers.”

He hopes this will also inspire other schools and teachers to do the same.

“Let’s continue to be catalysts of transformation and transform these kids to be empowered citizens and I know these will be our future leaders that will give us hope for our future,” he said.