Pursuing Higher Education despite challenges

In the Far East Magazine - August 2023, we featured the story of Kenneth (Kenken) Ewayan, son of a Pedalling Program beneficiary, who lives in the coastal area of Annex, Ozamiz City by Virgie Vidad, the Pedalling to Live Project Coordinator, Philippines. Here is an update on Kenneth.

Kenneth with the mother of Jenneth Zenaida Ewayan. Photo: Virgie Vidad

Kenneth with the mother of Jenneth Zenaida Ewayan. Photo: Virgie Vidad

Kenneth is now in his second year of college, taking up a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Misamis University, Ozamiz City, Philippines. He is helping his mother in the Pedalling Eco-farm garden, where she works as a cleaner. He is responsible for cleaning the farm, composting and watering the plants during his free time. Kenneth is determined to finish college despite all the challenges in his family.

His total tuition, uniforms, books and transportation cost this semester is P46,000(US$821), which is only for five months or one semester.  He still has eight semesters to finish his course, which costs 368,000 (US$6,572). Kenneth told me that he was happy and grateful to everyone who helped him achieve his dream. Zenaida and her family would like to thank all the benefactors and the Far East staff.

Virgie Vidad is the Pedalling to Live Project Coordinator, Philippines.

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