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Janitress, 42, finishes kindergarten

Artemio Dumlao - The Philippine Star
Janitress, 42, finishes kindergarten
Photo provided by the Tuguegarao public information office shows Remilyn Dimla, 42, in her school uniform with her teachers at the Tuguegarao East Central School in Cagayan.

MANILA, Philippines — Remilyn Dimla, 42, will be attending her graduation in July to move up from kindergarten to Grade 1.

Dimla, a janitress at the Tuguegarao East Central School in Tuguegarao City, was encouraged by school officials to enroll after they noticed she was having a difficult time writing her name whenever she picked up her child’s class modules.

Her child is a step ahead of her in the same school, currently in Grade 1.

According to Dimla’s teacher, she never distanced herself from her 4 to 5-year-old classmates.

She was a “tita” or auntie to all of them.

Dimla said her mother prioritized her stepsister’s education over hers, and she stopped going to school after losing interest.

“Pagsisikapan kong makapagtapos hanggang kolehiyo upang maitawid ko ang edukasyon ko at ng anak ko at maipagmalaki rin ako ng pamilya ko (I’ll strive to finish schooling until college for my child’s education and my own and my family can be proud),” Dimla said.

Dimla’s class photo went viral after it was posted on social media.

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