The Social media have played an important role for many to be able to reach out to those who are in need. One example was when Joyce Torre Franca, a medical technology student posted a photo of a young boy who was studying and doing his homework outside McDonald's to catch the light from the said food chain. After it was uploaded, it caught the attention of the netizens and became viral in the social media network.
Many concerned citizens reached out and helped Daniel and his family, including McDonald’s Philippines. The said food chain awarded Daniel a basic education scholarship. The scholarship covers his school expenses which include school supplies and his uniform until he reached 12th grade. He will also be given a monthly allowance for the duration of the scholarship. In return, Daniel promised to study even harder.
Photo credit : Joyce Torre Franca / NYTimes