Son of Sidewalk Vendor and Tricycle Driver Graduates from College

The inspiring story of a student who finished his college education thanks to his sidewalk vendor mom and tricycle driver father

JOSHUA MAHILUM – The son of a sidewalk vendor and tricycle driver who graduated from college continues to inspire many with his story.

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“Poverty is not a hindrance to success.”

It is an old proverb that tells everybody that one can achieve his/her aspirations in life despite being poor.

In fact, it was proven by a certain Joshua Mahilum, who shared an inspiring story that will serve as the first step in achieving his dreams.

Recently, he went to the social networking site, Facebook wherein he shared his inspiring story.

According to Joshua, he was able to finish his chemical engineering course thanks to the dedication and perseverance of his parents.

Joshua is a 22-year-old resident of Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City.

He was raised by his father who works as a tricycle driver and his mother who’s a sidewalk vendor.

He graduated from the University of Saint La Salle (USLS) – Bacolod with the degree on Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Joshua, an academic and DOST scholar, was among the 1,319 graduates of the university who marched in a face-to-face ceremony held on Sunday, May 29.

In an interview with SunStar Bacolod News, the son of a sidewalk vendor and tricycle driver offers his achievement to his parents who endured difficult things just to support his studies.

His post on social media about his journey in college has gone viral, garnering praises from the netizens.

Here’s the caption on his Facebook post:

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