- Teacher Jen Dullente shared a heartbreaking excuse letter from her student’s parent
- The parent told her the reason why the student f
ailed to attend class for three days
- It was disclosed on the short letter that they had “no rice to eat” that time because the child’s father could not drive a sikad
While the most common reasons that we see in excuse letters are
sickn ess and urgent family matters, a teacher recently received a letter from her student’s parent saying that the child was not able to go to school for three days because they had nothing to eat that time.
On Facebook, the teacher, Jen Dullente, uploaded the photo of the h
eartbr eaking excuse letter.
“Dear Sir/Ma’am. Please excuse my son for being absent for three days because he has no rice to eat, his father cannot drive sikad. Thank you for your consideration,” read the letter written by the parent.
Dullente, who got deeply affected by the letter, said this is the exact reason why she chose to be a teacher.
“As I read my student’s excuse letter, a magnitude of realization
sl aps me! That’s why I choose to be a teacher: to lend a hand to students like them and make them perceive that pov er ty is not a wall to br eak but an opportunity to climb and see what lies behind,” she wrote.
As of posting, the photo has gotten more than 8,600 shares and over 9,300 reactions.
While making a lot of Facebook users s
ad because of the student’s situation, many people also praised the parents for doing their best to provide for their child’s education and the kid for not giving up.
Many also hope that the post will reach the right people who will help the family.