LA TRINIDAD Benguet – – Perseverance, faith and government program help pursue the dreams of the poor for a better life.
BSU students Jenny, Claudia, Bernard and Jimmy shared this message to their fellow Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program scholars under the Expanded Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA) during the Civil Society Organizations- led forumk on 4Ps program at BSU.
Jenny Remiendo of Bakun graduated last April with a BEED degree major in pre-school education, and is set to take the teachers’ board later this month.
“This government scholarship program is a very big help for me to pursue my dream, I wish to teach young children as I believe that whatever knowledge and values I will teach them, they will carry till they grow old. At the same time having work will also be a big help for our family”, Jenny stressed.
Jimmy Carbonilla of Tayum, Abra and Claudia Daligsig of Tabuk City, are both in ther third year in BSEd major in Biology.
“Poverty is not a hindrance to reach out dream,” Jimmy said as he advised his fellow scholars not to waste the opportunity given to them by the government and to use their talent guided by faith in God, so that they can reach their dream and also help their families.
Claudia, in expressing her gratitude for the scholarship program, also calls for the government and public’s support for the youth like her. “We need your prayers and support for us to reach our dream,” she said.
Bernard Dayawen of Sabangan, a BS Applied Statistics student, also advised his fellow scholars to grab the opportunity and work hard to graduate from their course so that eventually they can help their family.
There are currently 1,279 ESGPPA scholars enrolled in various courses in the different state universities and colleges in the Cordillera region. This program is in partnership with CHED, DOLE, and DBM./JDP/CCD – PIA CAR