Meet Mellicent Daigdigan, Melly for short, a former SM Foundation College Scholar, who had big dreams and the courage to run after it. A local from Davao, Melly’s dream was to become a teacher.
Melly’s father made a living as a jeepney driver and her mother was a homemaker. Both struggled to make ends meet. With two other siblings, Melly feared that it would be hard for her parents to support their schooling. However, upon hearing from her teacher that SM Foundation offers college scholarships, Melly seized the opportunity to make her dreams come true.
Now, Melly teaches Mathematics at the Los Amigos National High School in Davao City. She encourages the youth to believe that nothing is impossible with God.
“Gusto kong makapagbibigay inspirasyon sa mga estudyante ko at aking mga ka-SM Iskolar na maari din silang maging tulad ko na kahit lumaki man sa hirap at magkaroon ng maayos na trabaho,” Melly said.