‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude


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A house helper is now set to face the bigger world as she finally finished her college degree. To top it all off, she even graduated with flying colors.
‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
Alfonsa Tilasa achieves her dream of finishing college | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Alfonsa has many dreams for herself and for her family. But because life wasn't easy for them, she chose to work first instead of pursuing college.

At the age of 14, Tilasa started working as a househelp. She has been jumping from one employer to another until she met Marivic Flores.

It was Marivic who convinced Tilasa to finish her studies. She encouraged her to be a working student.

The kind employer admitted that she encouraged her househelp to study because they said it brings good luck to their business and she really wanted to help Tilasa.

The determined househelp received a scholarship for her studies. Tilasa worked hard and studied harder to pursue her dreams. In the morning, she finished her errands at Marivic’s household and at night, she would be a hardworking student.

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
The happy graduate was all smiles for her graduation | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Finally, at the age of 28, Tilasa got to reap the rewards of her hard work. She finally able to walk on stage wearing her graduation toga.

Tilasa graduated with a degree in B.S. Computer Science from ACSI College Iloilo Inc. She was even awarded Cum Laude and Best in Thesis.

‘Kasambahay’ sent to college by kind employer, graduates cum laude
Tilasa was also awarded Cum Laude and Best in Thesis | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Marivic Flores

Marivic couldn't be any prouder of her persevering househelp. She wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations Nene. All your hardwork has paid off. So proud of your achievements. Go out and rock the world.”

Tilasa too was thankful for her “Manang Vic” for helping her achieve her dreams. She said if it weren't for her, she wouldn't be able to achieve anything.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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