Hernan is a math teacher and much more!
A while back, I got to sit down and talk to my sponsor boy Hernan Barosa. Well, he is not a boy anymore. He is a man with a college degree. I was fortunate to be able to put him through college and now he is a math teacher at Star of Hope School in Taytay. When he called me his angel I thought I would start to cry.
Hernan and Maria at Star of Hope's High School in Tay Tay Rizal, Manila
The feeling to know I had the ability to change a boy's life to the better is more than I can explain in words. He has been raised by his grandmother with very little means. Without help he would not have been able to go to college. He would be stuck in a downward spiral with no future. I know I might be perceived to be very intense but I have a deep desire to change children's lives. It is inherited from birth. I can see the difference Star of Hope means for all our children over the world. I´m blessed because every day I go to work I make a difference.
Hernan is a most special story as he is a gifted artist and a honors student with several awards. However when he dreamed of pursuing a career in art the staff at Star of Hope Philippines encouraged him to do just that but to please wait until college graduation. So hernan is poised with his education to do whatever he can dream, a teacher an artist he is ready!