College student Richard La Rosa plans an eventual CPA business to support widowed mother and give back to the community. (His father died several months ago.) And after graduation he will get a job to begin supporting his sisters (they quit school in order to earn money to help pay for his education) and his mother. Go to Global Giving https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-50-disadvantaged-filipino-youth-earn-diplomas/ and sign up for "Get Updates via Email." From September 1-September 30, Global Giving will accept donations to help Richard and 49 other high school and college students earn their diplomas. I think he'll be an amazing C.P.A. Find Richard's story at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228973910586738.1073741830.228644093953053&type=1 or read it below (the headings are mine): College student's dad died in May 2013, leaving 8 siblings My name is Richard V. La Rosa, born June 15, 1993, 20 years of age, from Banay Banay 2.0, San Jose, Batangas I‘m a 4th year student in (BSU) Batangas State University, Batangas City, taking up Accounting Management. My mother’s name is Adela M. Virrey-La Rosa, 53 years old and born on September 08, 1959. She is under graduate of elementary and had no work or job as of now since she takes care of my father due to his illness. My father’s name is Melchor L. La Rosa, 57 years old and born on January 06, 1956 . He graduated from elementary and a jeepney driver. Last year he was diagnosed with lung cancer and died on May 08, 2013. We are eight siblings in the family. I am a working student since I was 2nd year high school up to now. But due to my hectic schedule, I worked during Saturday and Sunday only for me to have my transportation fare and school allowance during my school days. Often at end of week no money for food (Pinagkakasya ko po ang pera ko kaya minsan nagbabaon ako ng tinapay o kanin.) You could imagine how I tried to meet both ends on a meager money, so once in a while I simply brought along in school either bread or rice. I really need to have a financial assistance. Because with my busy schedule with my thesis, assignment and others, I need to have an extra income to support all my expenses. My big dream is to be a certified public accountant and this project will fulfill my dream by supporting my schooling expenses. I will find a job right away after graduation to support my family. Sisters quit school to support Richard's education costs I will help my other siblings and support my sisters to continue their studies since they chose to stop in order for me to finish my studies. I also want to have a business of my own for my mother, that can support not only my family but also other people like PSAC and Aral Pinoy were doing. I was so touched the way they help other people. No pretensions, no anything. Is Richard trustworthy? Credible? Then why not give and make his dreams become reality? So, I really need to graduate this April to fulfill my dreams and be someone that my other siblings can rely on. My daily schooling allowance is not enough for Monday until Friday. And I was so thankful that I'm part of Aral Pinoy project and will be a recipient of schooling allowance. I am hoping and praying to God for the chance that I will be selected. (Maraming maraming salamat po.!) Many many thanks!
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