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.

He knows what it’s like to live in extreme poverty. To subsist on only 20 pesos per day.

But Charls also knows how to survive amidst poverty. He knows how to persevere despite life’s difficult challenges. Charls has a dream and he knows how to get it.

In June 2013, Charls graduated valedictorian in Batasan National High School, the 2nd largest high school in the country, proving to everyone that poverty is not a hindrance to success.

In 2018, Charls graduated cum laude with a degree in BS Accountancy at the Far Eastern University. He subsequently passed the Accountancy Board Exams.