Retired Teacher Earns Praises Online for Teaching Street Children

Netizens Praise Retired Teacher for Despite Old Age Teaching Street Children

A retired teacher has earned praises and admiration from the online community for teaching street children.

The Facebook page “Akap Guro Connected” has shared the photos of a retired teacher who started to educate street children who skipped school for two years. The post garnered various reactions from the netizens.

Delfin Angeles, a former teacher from Philippine Science High School or PISAY comes out of his retirement start to teaching street children due to the wish of a dedicated kid. He called his program “Eskwelahang Munti”.

Retired Teacher

Lolo Delfin is a former teacher of PISAY scholars and teaches Integrated Science and Physics. He returned to his profession to help the less-fortunate kids who wanted to learn amid the health crisis.

The former teacher started his program last March 2022 and prepare lessons in Math, English, and Science. He also asked his friends for old pencils, ball pens, and crayons. He also has clipboards for writing out of cardboard boxes.

He is also teaching good manners and right conduct to help young students to become a better person in the future.

Retired Teacher

The latter also reminisced about his first students who were Grade 5 kids in Mayapa, Canlubang, and Laguna way back in 1975.

Retired Teacher

Here is the full post:

“A FULL CIRCLE

My very first students were Grade 5 kids in a Marcos type classroom in Mayapa, Canlubang, Laguna. That was Catechism which served both requirements for practice teaching and youth civic action or YCAP. Year was 1975. Mayapa Elementary School now stands as a 3-story concrete building. Today, I again have graders in our Eskwelahang Munti in our street.

As I water and tend my plants by the street sides, children came around asking me, “lolo, anong plant yan.” I got to know them and at random I ask them, 6×7? or 8+7? or to say something in English. One day, they said “lolo, turuan mo kami.” Now we have face to face class. I prepare math, english, science lessons; I asked friends for old pencils, ball pens, crayons. I cut cardboard boxes to A4 size, from the grocery, to make clipboards for writing. Since then, they have ceased calling me lolo. Now, it is, “teacher!” No, I wont teach falling bodies, though I did teach them balancing equations!! (When it rains, classes are suspended, all levels.)”

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