No matter how difficult it may seem to achieve one’s dream, there is always a way as long as there is determination and perseverance.
For a 19-year-old from Sarawak, his determination to achieve his dreams can be a motivation and reminder to us all.
He aspires to be a teacher and is bent on doing all he can to achieve that.
Recently, he hiked up a hill for two hours to attend his online university interviews as he was unable to receive stable internet connection at his house.
Mario Sa recently shared pictures and videos of his younger brother, Frank Steward Panting Sa from Pakan, sitting on a mat in the outdoors with his handphone and interview materials on a plastic chair.
Frank had earlier trekked up Bukit Kelingkang to attend the online interviews with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI).
He decided to make the long trek as his longhouse Rumah Suing in Teberu, Ulu Kemalih did not have a stable internet connection for him to attend the interview.
Frank’s father, Sa Ujom had earlier put up a makeshift tent with a roof, mat and backdrop for Frank to attend his interview.
“Frank’s pants were soaked due to the wet ground from the earlier heavy rains, while his legs were bitten by leeches … but that did stop him,” said Mario.
According to reports, Frank had been up there twice to attend interviews, each about 45 minutes long.
Frank is now awaiting a reply and looking forward to achieving his dreams.
Following the post, which had since gone viral, Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa also addressed the situation via a Twitter post, explaining that he had instructed Sarawak Rural Broadband Network (SRBN) to look into the matter urgently.
He went on to say that he felt sorry Frank had to go through so much trouble, and complimented his perseverance.