Christelle was forced to drop out of school. but she now holds a BS HRM degree from Fatima University, Antipolo.
Charlie was a former child laborer. He was featured in the Iwitness documentary “Pulot-Pukyutan” about a small community in Abra whose main livelihood is to gather honey from the forest.
Abril was only 9 years old when he started working as househelp and shepherd for a family in Zambales.
Redentor comes from the Dumagat tribe of Palanan, Isabela.
Christian is a child laborer from a remote mountain community in Libacao, Aklan.
Losalin is the eldest daughter of a Mangyan chieftain. The Mangyan tribe belong to the poorest and one of the most marginalized sectors of Mindoro province.
Symone lives in a garbage dumpsite in Payatas and ate “pagpag”. He now holds a BS Computer Science degree!
Charls knows what it’s like to be homeless. To be evicted from shelter because your parents do not have enough money to pay rent.
Joshua lives in the mountains of Agusan del Sur. He plants falcatta trees and harvests these with his family to sell to various wood factories.
Sajara Jean is a child laborer and street dweller from Cebu. For many years, she has survived the harsh life in the streets.
Ronner had to work as a construction worker in order for his family to have something to eat. He is now a TESDA Certified Computer technician.
Joselito Padilla lives in an island that has not seen any kind of light — electricity has not come to the remote island of Silaki in Pangasinan.
Kristine Padilla lives in Silaki island in Bolinao Pangasinan, where 75% of the people are illiterate.
Philip hails from Tacloban City. His family was severely affected during Typhoon Haiyan (super typhoon Yolanda) in 2013.
Patrick Reyes comes from the mountain ranges of Batangan, Bongabong Mindoro Oriental.
In 2017, Jessa graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
Jeza Marie despite the financial and emotional challenges graduated CUM LAUDE with a BA Mass Communication degree from Wesleyan University, Nueva Ecija