Not Too Late: Older Couple Graduates Elementary Carrying Their Two Kids

Proving that age is never a hindrance to achieving your dreams, a couple graduates elementary together while carrying their two kids. Their story went viral, with many netizens praising them for going back to school, even if they already have kids.

Older Couple Graduates Elementary

In the Philippines, it isn’t surprising to see so many young people leave school because of poverty. Their parents couldn’t support their education or have other problems, such as having too many kids to send to school.

Sadly, many of these out-of-school youth never get the chance to go back to school or might be embarrassed to go back even if they already have money to do so because they’re already old.

couple graduates together

Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

But that’s not what a couple from Dalaguete in Cebu Province, central Philippines, felt after having two children together.

While they might already be too old by society standards to be in elementary, this didn’t stop them from going back to school to slowly earn their education and, possibly, provide a better life for their kids.

Couple Edgardo Dela Torre and Rochelle Dela Torre completed their elementary education through the DepEd’s ALS (Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System).

couple graduates together

Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

couple graduates together

Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Their story went viral after it was shared by A. Cayme Photography.

Silang dalawa ay may mataas na pananaw na makapagtapos ng pag -aaral upang mabigyan nila ng magandang buhay ang kanilang mga anak gaano man kahirap ang maaari nilang madaraanan,” wrote A. Cayme Photography.

Silang dalawa ay patunay na hindi sagabal ang pagkakaroon ng anak at kahit may edad na upang abutin ang mga pangarap sa buhay, binigyan nila ng malaking halaga ang edukasyon.

Isn’t that wonderful?

Cheers to this couple! We hope that they can continue studying to earn a degree so they can provide their children with a better life.

couple graduates together

Photo credit: A.Cayme Photography

Who Can Enroll in ALS?

The DepEd’s ALS is intended for out-of-school youth and adults who are beyond basic school age (16 years old or older). They will learn basic literacy skills, such as reading, writing, and simple computation.

Through ALS, these out-of-school youth can earn their elementary or high school diploma so they can proceed to the next level of education without having to spend the same number of years in school.