Students Raise Funds for Teacher Who Didn’t have Salary for 2 Months

Teaching is a noble profession – and many teachers will tell you that a lot of them don’t even get paid enough, yet they have to cover for the students’ needs in school because a number of students don’t have money to buy school supplies or food.

But there are times when the teachers are the ones in need, and it’s quite amazing to see the students do their best to help the teachers. This simply means that they appreciate the teacher so much!

Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

Bruno Rafael Paiva is probably one of the best teachers in the world, because when the students learned that he didn’t have a salary for 2 months, they raised funds so he could have money even if they were not really rich.

Teacher Bruno was hired by a school in Brazil to substitute for a pregnant teacher. He was promised a good salary.


Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

As with most teachers, Teacher Bruno did his best to teach the students even if he will only be there for 2 months. In just that short span of time, he became more than just a mentor to these children but also a friend they could easily count on.

Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

At the end of his teaching stint at the school, however, they refused to pay him for the services he rendered. The administration argued that he was not on the payroll; thus, he is not entitled to the salary they had previously promised.

Despite his best efforts to collect from the school, Teacher Bruno found the school staff uncooperative. They refused to pay him up.

Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

When the students learned this, they took pity on the teacher who had been their mentor and friend the past 2 months. So, they decided to surprise him by raising funds so that he could have some money.

Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

The class was able to raise $359! The teacher was certainly surprised over the gesture, especially because the students told him they believe he greatly deserved more for what he had done for them, yet this was the only money they could raise by themselves.

Photo credit: Bruno Rafael Paiva / Facebook

This simply goes to show that Teacher Bruno is awesome! Congratulations!

Watch the heartwarming video here:


  1. Great job for these students. Faith in youth restored. 👏

    Though these students didn’t have to do this if only the school is paying their teachers properly. I hope the school will be properly investigated and sued. No teacher should have to suffer worrying like this. I mean, what if the students weren’t able to raise the funds? Just what will happen to this teacher if he was really in need?! The school was obviously exploiting him. Teachers actually deserve more because without teachers, there will be no doctors, engineers, architects, artists, and all the other jobs in the world. 🤬

  2. As much as I am happy with the kind and sweet gesture of his students, I am likewise enraged about the reasoning of the school administration for not giving him a salary. Can’t he file a labor case against the school tho?

  3. This has been one of the best stories I have ever read…. I am a teacher and this reminded me also of my two months substitute for a pregnant teacher… It brought flashback to me… Thank you for this one.

  4. This has been one of the most inspiring stories I’ve read. There is always goodness in our youth. We just need to believe and see the potentials in each of them. I’m a teacher and am always proud of being one.

  5. We, teachers should also be treated like some other profession.. Honestly, we don’t have these brilliant engineers, lawyers, doctors, etc. if not because of our teachers. Sir Paiva don’t deserves this. But then again, I’m very inspired and I salute these students of what they did.

  6. I am brought to tears. This is really touching. This is why teachers do what they do, the love they receive from their students restores faith in humanity. I hope he finds a teaching job from a decent school.

  7. I’ve heard a lot of people bashing teachers for complaining about their “low” salaries. Most people say that they don’t have the rights to complain about it since they’re already paid more than the teachers deserve. They ignore the fact that it’s difficult to adjust in a classroom full of students with different personalities, histories, and levels of learning. The teachers are also buying learning materials using money from their own pockets. They wake up early and sleep late at night to check test papers, make lesson plans, make videos or presentations for their classes and make sure that these are fit for every type of student, etc.

  8. Wow! such a wonderful scenario……hope this story will open the heart of those who are in person of interest, in short those who are trouble maker! Thank you students for loving us, God bless you all!

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