Poverty is not a hindrance to achieve your life goals. Being poor is not stopping Janryl Judilla Tan in pursuing his dreams.

Janryl, who works as a Sangguniang Kabataan treasurer and barangay tanod in Kalubihan, Cebu City, was able to graduate in an engineering course with honors.

Janryl proudly graduated Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cebu.

Janryl hails from a poor family and supports himself earning only about P6,000 every month as a barangay hall employee.

Determined to finish his degree, Janryl battled through with all the challenges he faced in his path. He is not the typical easy-go-lucky youth but a silent type, one who does not mingle much. He just concentrated on his work and studies without bothering the fun fares.

His extraordinary attitude should be emulated by the Filipino youth in pursuing their goals.

(Source: “Barangay tanod graduates Cum Laude in civil engineering” by Immae Lachica, Cebu Daily News, https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/223362/barangay-tanod-graduates-cum-laude-in-civil-engineering

(Photo source: Janryl Judilla Tan Facebook profile photo)