One of the several hundred scholars fully supported by Berong Nickel Corporation is now an elementary school teacher, who is currently working and is supporting students learn basic education in her community– her primary vision and goal in life.
Coming from a financially-challenged family, Charrie Kaye Rabang-Cinco struggled a lot especially in finding resources to cover for her education, but because of the support of Berong Nickel Corporation, she was able to continue her studies.
“Ang suporta po na nabigay sa akin ng Berong Nickel Corporation as a scholar siya talaga nakatulong ng malaki sapagkat ang pamilya ko po ay hirap din,” she said.
“Ako po ang panganay sa apat na magkakapatid. Si tatay ko ay nagtatrabaho din sa minahan, si mama ko ay day care worker po at ang sahod ay pang volunteer worker lang din,” she further explained.
After all many obstacles and challenges she had been through with, Ms. Cinco is now a grade six teacher of Berong Elementary School.
“Nandito din po ako sa sarili ko pong baryo na kumbaga binabalik ko po ‘iyong tagumpay na nakuha ko sa isang serbisyo po sa aking mga kababaryo po, sa mga batang tinuturuan ko po, dito po mismo sa lugar na kung saan ako isinilang,” she added.
Because of lack of financial resources in most families, there are students who could not pursue even graduate in the elementary school, but becoming a scholar through Berong Nickel Corporation could be of great help to achieve this dream.
“Dito po sa aming baryo sa Berong, kung iisipin po talaga hindi makakapag aral ang mga bata dahil sa kakulangan financially. So isang opportunity at privilege po talaga na nakuha po ako bilang scholar at natupad ko po ang aking pangarap.”
Rabang-Cinco graduated Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) at the Palawan State University CCRD Quezon in 2012 and passed the licensure examination in September of that year.
She proves that poverty is not a hindrance, as being a former scholar of Berong Nickel Corporation, and that determination and dedication could pave way in reaching one’s dream in life.