Viral Badjao Girl Receives Scholarship and Family Aid



After going viral on social media,Rita Gabiola the beautiful badjao is slowly reaching her dreams of becoming a teacher.

She revealed that becoming a teacher could help other badjao people especially her parents who had never gone to school.

I want to finish my studies and be a teacher someday. I want to help my siblings and the other Badjao kids to get education.Rita said when she was interviewed by media.

Thanks to the netizens who shared her viral photos, captured by Topher Quinto Burgos in the street of Lucban,Quezon while begging for coins, touched the hearts of many Filipinos.

Thus,it gets the attention of politicians,personalities and organizations to help their community.

Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala promised to send Rita to school and give her father a job.

Rated K and Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation also promised to give her scholarship.

Asis Perez, the national director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources also wants to help Gaviola.

Kudos to Topher, the photographer responsible for the Badjao Girl’s fame.


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