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Without home or classroom, Grade 2 student works on modules at mausoleum

Home-based learning is not easy for Grade 2 student Nash Gutierrez, whose family has been living at the Manila North Cemetery for the past 10 years.

Still, the 7-year-old tries his best to answer his modules even with a tomb for a desk and mausoleum for a classroom.

In an episode of GMA’s “On Record,” it was revealed that Nash’s family had no permanent place to call home, so they’d been eating and sleeping among the graves.

Despite his parents’ meager income, however, they had given priority to their children’s education.

Nash, who wants to be a soldier someday, works hard at school. His mom also tries her best to help him with his modules even if she has difficulty understanding them.

According to Rowena Borja, even if the modules are in Filipino, she still needs to translate because the words used are too profound.

“Kahit Filipino na po siya, ita-translate mo pa talaga siya sa pinaka-Tagalog. Meron po talaga po kasi sa mga module na gumagamit pa rin po ng malalalalim na salita,” she said.

For their dedication, the mother and son received a new set of school supplies.

“On Record” also sought comment from the Department of Education, and Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said learning aides could assist families who need help in guiding their children’s learning at home. – Margaret Claire Layug/RC, GMA News