A nine year old boy in the Philippines was recently pictured doing his homework on a makeshift desk in the street outside a McDonald’s restaurant.

Living in a shack behind a food stall with his mother, Daniel Cabrera has no other option than to seek out light and a desk to finish his homework. Daniel currently walks a kilometre to school every day, with his lessons beginning at 8am.

He is a true showcase that if something is important to you then you will make it happen, no matter the circumstances.

Since the inspiring photo went viral on social media last week, a fundraising page has been set up and has currently raised enough money to keep Daniel in school until college, as well as funding books and his very own lamp.

It just goes to show that hard work brings great success – good luck Daniel!