School girl digs garbage after class to help her father

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Watch this heart-wrenching video of a scavenging grade schooler just o help her father to earn more by collecing recyclable materials and selling it to the junk shop.

MANILA, Philippines - 9-year old Junnelyn Adoptante stops from time to time to pick recyclable trash that she sees on her way home. She was doing the same routine everyday when Jay Grama and his daughter Zoie saw her and took a video of her. Junellyn and Zoie go to Fourth Estate Elementary School. The video went viral, gathering praise from social media users.

"I thought that what I saw would serve as an inspiration to my daughter and her classmates so I took a video of her," Jay explained.

Jay and his daughter offered Junnelyn a free ride home. Without the free ride, she would have to walk 2 kilometers carrying a heavy load of recyclable trash. Junnelyn said she collects trash to help her father who works in a junk shop as a junk collector.

Junnelyn started her habit of collecting sellable trash at a very young age. She accompanies her father to work when she doesn't have to go to school.

When she is not is not at school or helping her father, Junnelyn plays with friends, helps her mother in house chores, and takes care of her younger sister.

I'm just happy that I can help my father," Junnellyn said.

Living a difficult life didn't stop her from dreaming. She said she wants to be a teacher so she could help those children who can't afford to go to school.

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Posted by XOLXOL on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Her video scavenging trash instantly became an inspiration for many netizens. Many of them wished Junnelyn well. They also wished that she could get help from other people.

Source: Rappler

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