By: Alvin Perez
“Wala ka mang maibigay sa iba, magsilbi ka kahit na inspirasyon sa kanila, dahil ang inspirasyon na iyon ang siyang makakapagpabago ng buhay ng tao.” – Jasper Olaybar
One of 2KK’s YAPAK scholars, Jasper Olaybar is an exceptional youth who have always had a heart for the poor, despite his family’s own financial challenges. On his birthday last year, he even initiated a project called “School Supplies Gift-Giving Activity” in Sampaloc, Manila, as a way of giving back for the blessing of life. With the help of people who has continued to support his ideas, this noble cause came to fruition.
As part of his pursuit to be of service to others, Jasper also dreams of becoming a well-known IT expert and teacher, to be able to share his knowledge and expertise to other youth, especially the poorest of the poor.
“I want to create a software or hardware that will help change the economic status of the Philippines,” he said.
“I want to create a software or hardware that will help change the economic status of the Philippines"
Starting as a tutee back in 2006, Jasper has been a consistent scholar of 2KK for almost 12 years. Now he is soon to graduate with a degree of Bachelor of Business Teacher Education – Information Technology from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Looking at the person he has become, 2KK has indeed molded him to be a good leader and role model not just to his co-scholars, but to their community as a whole. He learned that all of us must show our love to everyone by always lending a helping hand regardless of our status in life, because according to Jasper, there is always a way to serve others, may it be big or small.
His experiences and realizations from being a part of 2KK have led him to choose teaching as his career.
“Nung unang beses ako nagturo sa mga bata, napaisip ako na bakit ako ang kailangang magturo sa kanila. Hindi ba dapat magulang nila?” he recalled.
“Hanggang lumawak ang pang-unawa ko sa reyalidad ng buhay at napamahal na ako sa pagtuturo sa mga bata,” he added.
As a future educator of our country, Jasper believes that this profession is a great way to inspire the youth towards building a happy and thriving nation. According to him, teaching is a selfless profession.
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way of others,” he shared.
Jasper’s story of transcends from being a kid to a youth servant. His story pushes us to move forward to continue what we have started at 2KK, to realize dreams through education.
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