AMA Education System gives full scholarship to an inspiring PWD student from Leyte

Tuesday Sicadsicad, a college student from Leyte, is a perfect example of determination and strength.

According to the article published on Rappler, Tuesday was struck by meningitis when she was 9 years old, which caused her to fall into a coma for 2 days. Her condition was so severe that when she recovered from the coma, they found out that the disease made her incapable of talking and controlling most of her muscles.

Because of her condition, she had to drop out of school when she was in Grade 3, but she continued learning at home with the use of a computer. Though she was no longer able to do the things that she used to do, her eagerness to learn remained very strong.

Later on, her family enrolled her for Alternative Learning System (ALS) so she could continue her basic education. Some of the challenges that she had to overcome during those years included having to learn to write with her foot and attending classes three times a week, which was quite difficult for her condition. Eventually, she was able to finish high school in Mabini Community School in Leyte with flying colors.
When she graduated from high school, she told her grandma that she wishes to enroll at AMA College Tacloban and take up a degree in IT. Her grandma went to the said campus and when the School Director learned how eager Tuesday is to pursue her studies, she coordinated with the team handling AMA Online Education (AMA OEd) in Manila to ask for assistance.

Surprisingly, the CEO of AMA Education System (AMAES), Dr. Amable C. Aguiluz IX, learned about Tuesday’s case and immediately decided to give her full scholarship. According to AMA OEd Team, they gave Tuesday full scholarship, not only because of her condition, but also to fulfill their vision of providing education for all, including those with special needs.

In addition, AMA OEd promised to help Tuesday find employment by endorsing her to industry partners of AMA Education System when she finishes her online college degree.

At the end of Rappler’s interview with Tuesday, by typing on the keyboard using her foot, she gave a message to other people with special needs:

"To those who are like me, yes we are different, but that's not enough reason to stop and not reach your dreams. Just continue dreaming and turn that dream into reality."

Currently, Tuesday is busy with her online studies through www.amauonline.com and is on her way to earning a college degree and becoming an IT professional.

AMA Online Education is a program by AMAES that aims to provide quality education through distance learning. Classes are fully online and students can take up their lessons at home or even while traveling at their own pace and convenience.

AMAES has an online learning system not only for college programs but for Senior High School as well. It is the first educational institution in the Philippines that has a BLENDED LEARNING system for Senior High School.