‘I always believe that if they can do it, so can you’

January 21, 2021 0 comments IOCP Categories Alumni Success Stories

“I always believe that if they can do it, so can you.”

This has become Maria Charisma Celino’s mantra after learning that she got the highest average among the Caregiver students in the Filipino Institute-Abu Dhabi campus.

The Abu Dhabi-based Filipino worker got a 97.7 grade and was hailed top one in Caregiver 1.2 course.

“Dati pangarap ko lang ito, dati wala akon bilib sa sarili ko pag dating sa aral aral na yan. Ngayon daig ko pa ang pumasa sa board exams sa tuwa,” she quipped.

“I got the highest average (97.7) among CG students in Filipino Institute-Ab Dhabi UAE, pang international pala ang IQ ko, char!” she added.

As she was starting, she thought she couldn’t make it. “Then days, weeks passed by heto na yung akala ko hindi ko kaya, nagawa ko na,” Celino further added.

The Caregiver student also revealed that after finishing college, it was already her dream to enroll in any medical-related course but due to financial constraints, she had to let it go.

“Alam naman nating mahal at magastos at sabi ko mahina ang utak ko baka hindi ko din mapanindigan but now here I am, kayang kaya ko pa pala!” she said.