Irish is 16 years old and an 11th grader taking up Accountancy, Business and Management strand in Senior High School. She is the 2nd child among 4 siblings. The eldest is an out-of-school youth. The 3rd child is a 7th grader and the youngest is in kindergarten.
Her mother is a fulltime housewife. Her father is an on-call construction worker earning $144/month to support a family of six. This is well below the poverty level and not nearly enough to provide the basic needs for Irish’s family.
Irish is determined to finish a college education. She wants to become a successful businesswoman in the future to help her siblings in their college education. Last semester, her average was 86.71 (B+). Her favorite subject is Mathematics. Reading is her favorite pastime.