With her youngest child facing medical issues, Hydee Camoro could no longer afford to send her middle child, Prince Javier, to the private school where he spent the previous two years.
But that changed after Hydee qualified for an educational scholarship through her employer, HireSmart Virtual Employees, which will cover the cost of Prince Javier’s tuition this year.
“I’m very happy because he is very happy that he can stay in the same school and stay with his classmates and friends,” she said. “He is very thankful because he can stay with the same teachers. He loves studying there. It’s a fun place that he can enjoy and learn at the same time.”
Hydee said her son, an 8-year-old third grader, is a talented artist who enjoys painting landscapes.
“He always asks me to buy drawing materials whenever we go to department stores, and then whenever he has free time, he will spend all day painting his masterpiece,” said the mother of three, ages 17, 8, and 4.
Hydee said Prince Javier is a responsible and inquisitive child.
“He’s responsible in the sense that he is my left hand in the house, so he can do the household chores like washing the dishes,” she said. “He can wash his own clothes and look after his younger brother, so things like that. He’s very curious, especially about my work because he can see me working during the night and he will always ask me what I am doing and how to do it.”
Hydee, a HireSmart employee who does accounting and bookkeeping work for a property management firm in the U.S., said she appreciates HireSmart CEO Anney Lackey for looking out for youth like her own.
“I wanted to thank Anne Lackey and the HireSmart Cares team because I really feel honored and grateful to have been selected as a recipient of this scholarship grant,” she said. “I wanted to thank everyone for their generosity. I just wish the company and the organization to be able to help a lot of kids in the future, those kids that really need the help. I wish for them to be guided properly so they can have the chance to help every child who needs a proper education. I’m really thankful for everyone, especially Anne Lackey.”
HireSmart Virtual Employees has a philanthropic branch, HireSmart Cares, which provides scholarships and educational opportunities for youth both in the Philippines and U.S. HireSmart also provides its virtual employees with health and dental benefits.
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