- A 12-year-old Mangyan boy creates amazing toy cars out of old slippers
- Jupel uses materials such as slippers and sticks to create jeepney and tricycle toys
- Jupel makes toy cars in order to raise funds to help build comfort rooms in his school
While most of us dream of having a luxurious car, Jupel, a 12-year-old Mangyan boy only dreams of riding the tricycle or the jeepney on his way to school.
Jupel is a student at the Casillon Elementary School in Baco, Oriental Mindoro and in order to reach the school, he walks at least 20 minutes, usually barefoot because his poor family cannot afford to buy decent slippers.
Sometimes, he is lucky enough to put on slippers which get worn out quickly because of his everyday treks. But Jupel manages to create something useful and artistic from his old pairs of slippers.
Inspired by his dream of riding local transportation, Jupel, through his creative imagination, made 3D jeepney and tricycle toys made up of old slippers and sticks. His creations might not look perfect but the intricate details made the toy cars really interesting.
It is not out of boredom why Jupel makes these toys but he sure is up for something. He wanted to raise funds for his school through creating and selling the toys to help the school build comfort rooms.
Netizens were amazed by Jupel's works of art. One Facebook user gave words of encouragement to Jupel: “ipag patuloy mo lang utoy hindi hadlang ang kahirapan sa pag asenso,,,diskarte at tiwala sa sarili ang kailangan,,hnd komo probinsyano ay wala ng ibubuga,salaban ,,,tingnan mo ngaun ang ating mahal na presidente minamaliit nila,,,pero anu ngaun sila,,,nga nga proud pilipino,,,sabi nga wag mong huhusgahan sa pabalat ng libro,,,,,at basahin mo ang nilalaman nito.”
Another usercommendedJupel's creative imagination: “May talino itong batang ito gumagana ang mura niyang isipan.Sana may makatulong sa kanya na makapag tapos ng pag aaral at makuha ang kurso sa paglilinang ng kanyang anking talino.GOD guide you all the time.”
Jupel's teacher, Dominic Ocampo, discovered Jupel's talent and posted photos of his creation on social media.