He had worked as a jeepney barker since he was 12 to support his studies.
He had lived in a public market in Libertad for seven long years.
He had been among the 223,615 scholars assisted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) through its Training-for-Work Program Scholarship Program.
He is Marc Joseph Escora, a 25-year-old polio victim trained at the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) in Bacolod City.
He was featured in a three-minute video that the institution entered in the 1st Tatak Tesda Video Making Contest last May. It won in the Best in Video-School category and Escora was offered a scholarship in return. He took the opportunity to study the Finishing Course for Call Center Agents.
Escora is now a supervisor at a business process outsourcing firm, the PanAsiatic Solutions, in the aforementioned city.
“I was bullied and discriminated because of my condition. Despite this, I never stopped dreaming.” ~Mark Joseph Escora
Video taken from the YouTube Channel of Tatak Tesda