Old tales of young Henry
“No stable work, lazy, unmotivated, had low self-esteem,” shared Henry when asked how he would describe himself before.
Being the youngest did not put much pressure for Henry to take life too seriously. His father is a jeepney driver who works hard for their everyday needs while his mother takes care of the household. Though Henry was not able to finish college due to financial constraints, instead of staying at home doing nothing, he applied for a job to help his family somehow.
He enjoyed working from one company to another in almost all the food chains in Batangas. From being a service crew, kitchen crew, and dining staff to being a counter cashier just proves he has a wide field of experience. However, he lacked the motivation because he was just living one day after another. There were times when his tardiness and low self-esteem got in the way of his work. Moreover, due to company contractualisation policies, he could not find a stable job.
Life was hard for Henry, but things started to change when he encountered something he did not expect nor think would make a big impact in his life. When he heard about Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.’s (PSFI) examination and recruitment for SKIL in his barangay, he took the chance of taking the exams, believing it might be the opportunity he had long been waiting for.