I graduated elementary in a public school in the province of Cebu and growing up, I hated it so much that I had to walk just to get to school and back home. Many of my classmates would start walking at five in the morning just to get to school and from where exactly I lived, I was already considered blessed to be just walking for an hour.
My dream has always been to get rich enough to buy a school bus for the students in my hometown walking more than five hours every day to be in school. Our school was one of those public schools where 80 students are squeezed into one tiny classroom. It’s the kind where if you win school contests, you couldn’t compete with other divisions because of the lack of government funding.