Jhaireen Alya is 6 years old and a grade 2. She is the 2nd child among 3 siblings. The eldest is 12 years old and the youngest is 3 years old.
Her mother is 28 years old and a part-time crew in a food stall earning $72.00 per month. Her father is 31 years old and a part-time construction worker earning $80.00 per month. Through their combined salaries, they are able to provide the daily needs of the family but they’re having a hard time supporting the school needs of their children.
Jhaireen Alya is determined to finish her studies to become a teacher someday to help her family and to teach the young children in the community. Her favorite subject is Mathematics and her pastimes are playing and reading. Her general average last school year was 82% (B).