Silang, Mary Ann S.

Post by Jerwin M. Lasin | Date: 9/13/2007 3:07:46 PM

It is quite difficult to adjust where in fact I’m not use to enroll in a private school. As a student for four years in De La Salle Lipa I experienced to face hardships, trials, consequences and realities of life. Though, sometimes I want to give up. I’m thankful because I learn to hang on and fight for all my battles. Yes indeed, I can proudly say that I win simple battles.

Remembering how I try to have a scholarship in De La Salle Lipa. Impossible for some… and one will actually laugh at me because of my determination to have one. But luckily, through my prayers, De La Salle Lipa gave me a scholarship. I’m one of the beneficiaries
of “Foundation for Sharing Lasallian Education (FSLE)”. This foundation helped me to have knowledge and teachings for free. The late Bro. Rafael Donato, FSC created the foundation. This foundation is made up of people, who are kind-hearted, a stranger to everyone but help them a lot. These can’t hide the fact that they are paying for our tuition fees but that’s not the reason why they are special to each and everyone of us. Our benefactors/sponsors will be our inspirations to achieve and fulfill our dreams in the future.

I treasured the most, the laughter’s and tears I had with the foundation. Especially when we had our exposure trips in Ayala Museum, Manila Polo Club and Mall of Asia. Portraying unexpected behavior when we are celebrating our annual Christmas party, where in fact everyone of us expected for the arrival of our sponsor. Some are excited, some are nervous and some are shy to meet his/her benefactors. Mixed emotions if I may say but somehow all of these I had then experienced.

But then tragedy felt by everyone when Bro. Rafe and Sir Bobby de Ocampo died. The surroundings are in full grief especially the foundation. Many had cried because they helped young people like us and also touched our lives.

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the people behind my scholarship. First, To De La Salle Lipa, to LAMP Office headed by Ms. Girlie Navarro, to Sir Morris Lingao and to the foundation, most especially to Mr. Francis Trillana Jr., my benefactor.

Thank you very much to all of you, I may not be “me” today without the love, care and support you have all given me. And now, I’m preparing for my future…