Indigenous Filipino encourages empowerment through education

Thursday is International Day of the World's Indigenous People, a day that raises awareness of issues indigenous communities face, including poverty and discrimination.

    Norman King is the first member of the Aeta tribe to earn a degree from the University of the Philippines.

    He has defied the odds and the challenges facing his community to achieve this and wants to inspire others to do the same.

    Here's his story in his own words.


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