Support pours in for struggling Grade 7 student

Published June 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Allysa Nievera

While his father was at work in the construction site and no mother to assist him, an incoming Grade 7 student struggled to enroll himself online Tuesday, June 23 inside a computer shop in Caloocan City where he was spotted by a netizen who helped him out.

(Peter De Guzman Facebook)
(Peter De Guzman Facebook)

In his Facebook account, Peter Salire De Guzman wrote that he saw Jhonel “Kokey” Agner Adarayan, 12 having a hard time filling out forms for enrollment online.

“Saw this kid just now 8:30 in the evening… Sa Pisonet Shop in front of our house. Akala ko naglalaro lang ng computer games… ’Yun pala, nag-eenroll siya online ng mag-isa at nahihirapan siya mag fill up ng form (I thought he was just playing computer games, but he was enrolling online by himself and was having a hard time),” De Guzman posted.

De Guzman told Manila Bulletin he noticed Jhonel’s computer time was running out so he gave him ₱5 to extend his time and helped Jhonel fill out the form.

“Tinulungan ko na mag fill-up… Kasi anytime dadaan na yung mga brgy. (barangay) tanod (the barangay tanod will pass by anytime) for curfew,” he said.

De Guzman shared that according to Jhonel’s form, he doesn’t have any budget for Internet and data allowance, no mobile phone, computer, or tablet, and his parents don’t have work due to quarantine.

De Guzman’s post went viral and a lot of people reached out to him wanting to donate a computer for Jhonel.