Young mom thankful for NOLITC

Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 September 2015 01:32 Written by NOLITC Administrator Monday, 7 September 2015 12:00

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An 18-year old single mom from Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City, who completed her high school education through the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and a daughter of an OFW, led the latest graduates of Contact Center Services NC II course and English Language Proficiency course of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center’s Training for Work Scholarship Program.

Emotions ran high as graduate, Betzaida Mari de la Cruz Ocampo, who at 17 became a single mother, started to share her testimony during the graduation ceremony.

Before the governor and her classmates, Ocampo shed tears as she recounted the hardships of her father and her family just to give her good education only to end up as a “prodigal daughter”.

“I realized how hard life is; the sacrifices of my father who had to work abroad just for us to have what we need and want. And just in a snap, I destroyed everything. I never mind the things that he did for me to be able to go to shcool and enjoy everything I want. In return, I gave him headaches, worries. I ran away from home,” Ocampo narrated, crying.

But after giving birth to her daughter, she put everything aside to start anew.

In June this year, she went to NOLITC to find out if she can qualify as a candidate for CCS training. She passed all the test and started her training last month.

Before her graduation day, Ocampo was hired by Teleperformance as technical support representative.

“I am very thankful to Governor Marañon for this great opportunity and most of all to the NOLITC staff and my trainer, Mr. Larry Franco”.