Melle Rose H. Casibo
     Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
     Carlos Hilado Memorial State College

         Entering college is never easy as they say. It challenged not only me but the whole family physically, mentally and financially. That is why I thank all those people behind the Simplicio Gamboa Sr. Foundation, especially Sir Juanito Gamboa who shared his stories and experiences in life that made him stronger and determined to succeed in life. He inspired me a lot. In addition, because of his generosity, I was able to pay my tuition and other school fees before the free education was approved by the President of the Philippines. I was free to focus on my studies with nothing to worry about financially. Ms. Lily Go is also a part of my journey. Because of her, I was accepted as a scholar of the foundation for three years and she also gave advices on how to deal with problems when we enter the corporate world.

         I thank God for this opportunity that He had given me to be part of the SGS Family and to graduate on my chosen degree. We are not only scholars, but we also help the foundation to build its mission by helping those who value their education. Because of the experiences I had with SGS, I am willing to share what I can and what I have for those who are in need. After all, as what Winston Churchill said, “we make a living by what we get, and we make a life by what we give”.