HERNANI, Eastern Samar — After nearly 10 years of studying hard, nothing would be more painful than to hear that the absence of a birth certificate will bar you from graduating.

Such is the case of Gerry Mae, 16, a senior high school student of Pedro Candido Memorial School in this town.

“I was depressed when my teacher told me that because my mother is not here to help me obtain that record. I really wanted to graduate and become an English teacher someday,” Gerry Mae shared.

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HERNANI, Eastern Samar — After nearly 10 years of studying hard, nothing would be more painful than to hear that the absence of a birth certificate will bar you from graduating.

Such is the case of Gerry Mae, 16, a senior high school student of Pedro Candido Memorial School in this town.

“I was depressed when my teacher told me that because my mother is not here to help me obtain that record. I really wanted to graduate and become an English teacher someday,” Gerry Mae shared.

Before she was born, her parents separated and her mother, Gina, did not bother to process Gerry Mae’s civil records. The girl is now living with her grandmother after Gina went to Australia to join her new partner.

When Gerry Mae heard about the Mobile Civil Registration Project of IDEALS, she phoned her mother and asked her help to provide information. Gina, realizing how significant the process is, flew back from Australia and signed the document.

“I feel relieved now that I already have my birth certificate, I will be graduating very soon, hopefully with flying colors,” the girl said.

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Beinte Dos nga Nawong hin Hingyap

(Twenty-two Faces of Dreams)

Is an attempt of IDEALS, Inc. to capture and depict the significance of CRVS

in the lives of Yolanda Survivors. It is a compilation of stories of people

who saw CRVS as one step closer to achieving their dreams.

 

If you need CRVS assistance or know of people who need these services, please feel free to get in touch with IDEALS, Inc. at the following contact information:

; 0917.316.0992; 0998.954.5938

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Legal record assures girl of completing basic education

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