Ryanesa lives in Lanao del Sur where many young girls are not given the chance to fulfill their dreams of finishing their education
•Many poor communities in Mindanao still look down on women. A lot of young girls are not given access to education, some of them finish at the age of 14 and then they drop out of school. Only to be married off to a man. Arranged marriages still exist in some communities in Lanao. But Ryanesa has a dream and that is to finish college.
She is now in elementary school and she is a consistent honor student.
- Scholar since 2017
- Bacyawan, Malabang Lanao Del Sur
- Grade 5, Felix Panganiban Academy, Lanao Del Sur