Elated Ian Leonardo Sabdao (Right) is all smiles as he poses with a batchmate, Mark Anthony Tado.
They are among the 23 students of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) who passed the recent Accreditation and Equivalency Examination conducted by the Department of Education.
“All these sacrifices led to this. Wooaahh!!! At first, I was afraid to find out that I failed the test and that my name would not be in the list of passers, but BOOM!!” Ian enthused. “I thought my dream was long dead, but it was suddenly resurrected because the Lord used a few special people who gave me the opportunity to study and start all over again.”
Ian admitted that it was a huge struggle that entailed much sacrifices, but concluded that it’s all worth it. He extended his heartfelt gratitude to his mentors—Joanna Marie Merced, Nora Asedillo-Cunningham and Arvin Reyes. He gave a special mention to Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. (KKFI) for its all-out support to him and the rest of the ALS students.