Mandaon Mayor Tin-Tin Hao-Kho paid tribute to the graduates of the Alternative Learning System when she was asked to speak before them recently.
In a Facebook post, Kho said she felt grateful and humbled to be addressing them.
She commended their resilience and strength to conquer their fears and complete their studies despite the challenges they were facing.
Their graduation was a moment of validation and showed that they were ready to face the world and to achieve a lot for the greater good, she said.
She also commended their teachers, school administrators, and parents for supporting the students.
The event was really inspiring as it showed that life offers second chances, said Kho.
It is up to us to take these chances to achieve success, she added.
The ALS graduates offer a lot of good lessons!
“MAYOR TIN-TIN HAO KHO DELIVERS A MESSAGE TO THE GRADUATES AND COMPLETERS OF ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM (ALS)
I am grateful and humbled to be invited to deliver a message at the recently concluded Graduation and Completion Rites of our Alternative Learning System (ALS) students. The ceremony was truly a testament to the resilience and strength of the ALS students, who conquered their fears and arose victoriously above their personal and academic challenges to pursue their education. It was a moment of validation for both the students and their families, proving that they are ready to face the world and sail farther to achieve greater good.
I applaud the teachers, school administrators, and especially the parents for their unwavering support, for I know the immense effort and dedication it took for them to reach this milestone. This was truly an inspiring event as it only goes to show that life offers second chances regardless of age and social background. It is up to us to use this second chance to our advantage and use it as a springboard to success. Once again, congratulations to all ALS graduates!” Kho posted.