Hard work and determination DOES pay off! Nine-year-old Filipino pictured studying in the light of a McDonald’s is swamped with donations after the picture goes viral
- Daniel Cabrera, 9, now has a college scholarship from the donations
- His mother and sibling have also received lifechanging financial support
- The young student only has one pencil and dreams of becoming a doctor or a policeman when he is older
This boy has inspired and motivated many. Despite having only one pencil, he is studying hard at night by the light of McDonald’s instead of playing. Everyone hopes that he will fulfill his dream of being a policeman and having a good education. He definitely deserves it 100%.
Motivation is very important for studying. Self motivation is key, as the child needs to know the importance of education. In Singapore, almost every child is blessed with good financial resources, and definitely have more than one pencil. Studying environment is also quite good, most children will have a comfy chair and table, not to mention electronic learning devices like iPad or computer. However, all these material things are not as important as motivation. Without the motivation to study, all the fanciful stationery and computers would be no use. It is unfortunate, that in Singapore and other developed countries, sometimes the resources (money, stationary, computer, books, tuition, enrichment) are all present, but the motivation to study is absent!
Motivation can either come from a person, or from books. Countless people have been motivated by motivational books. Do check out these motivational books for the student if you are interested.
The original facebook link is here! The university student, Joyce Gilos Torrefranca, who posted it is also to be commended. Do give it a like! Link: https://www.facebook.com/joyce.torrefranca/posts/1010235928995791