From CeC M’lang Cotabato:
Mrs. Lusanta Sotea was only Seventeen years (17) old when she got married. Because of her early marriage, she only finished third year high school. She has to stop in order to take care of the children and help her husband in rice farming.
Throughout the years, she has devoted her time for the family, doing household chores, and rearing the children. With hard work and sacrifice, she together with her husband has successfully sent their children to school and all of them finished college.
One day, Mrs. Sotea was invited to attend digital literacy training at the Mlang Community e-Center. At first, she was hesitant to accept the invitation because of her age and responsibilities at home. With the encouragement and support from her friends and family, finally, she has made a decision to take the training course.
During the training, she enjoyed it very much. In fact, this has ignited her interest to pursue her schooling to finish high school and enroll in college. And so, right after the digital literacy training, she enrolled in the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education. As she is already a computer literate, it’s not hard for her to pass the test
Now, Mrs. Lusanta Sotea is already a high school graduate and is preparing to enter into college and enroll in education course. At the age of 59 years old, “education is not too late for her”, she said. Education is a continuous process, regardless of age, culture race and religion. She thanked the municipal officials, the local council of women and the digital literacy for women program. She considered it as a precious gift and a lifetime treasure she has ever received in her life.