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FAITH Colleges offers scholarship for Pantawid Pamilya child-beneficiaries


The First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH Colleges) is opening scholarship slots for child-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from Batangas Province as part of the memorandum of agreement signed recently between the institution and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A.

FAITH Colleges is a higher education institution located in Tanauan City in the said province offering K-to-12, college and post-baccalaureate education. 

The scholarship program is one of the services being offered by the academe to beneficiaries as part of their corporate social responsibility programs.

They will be opening 40 slots for incoming senior high school enrollees, who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, under the Academic Track that includes Accountancy, Business and Management; Humanities and Social Sciences, and; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics strands.

They are also offering college scholarship to beneficiaries who will pass their entrance examination.

The scholarship covers monthly school and transportation allowance as well as free dormitory for college students whose residence is far from the campus.

Dir. Annie Mendoza, officer-in-charge of the DSWD Field Office IV-A, acknowledged the partnership with the academe and emphasized the need for more partner-institutions to support the beneficiaries, particularly on the education of the children.

She added that the interventions on the Pantawid Pamilya program focus more on the education of the children as this will provide better opportunities for the household-beneficiaries to improve their level of wellbeing through gaining better employment in the future.

Under the program, each child-beneficiary is supported for their needs on education until he / she finishes high school or becomes 18 years old, whichever comes first. A child in elementary receives PhP300 per month while a child in high school receives PhP500 per month, with a maximum of three child-beneficiaries per household. These grants are provided to the household-beneficiary as long as the child meets 85 percent monthly attendance rate in school.

This April 11, FAITH Colleges will conduct an orientation to at least 500 beneficiaries, which include parents and students, of incoming college students to start the pooling of scholars under this program. These beneficiaries are from Alitagtag, Balete, Tanauan City, Cuenca, Laurel, Lipa City, Malvar, Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Nicolas, Sta. Teresita, Sto. Tomas and Taysan. Another orientation will be scheduled for around 400 other beneficiaries from San Juan town.

Besides the scholarship program, the institution is also exploring other areas where they can engage with the DSWD and its beneficiaries including the conduct of trainings on livelihood, leadership and management and financial literacy as well as nutrition programs, drug prevention campaign, wellness programs and family and youth development sessions.# with reports from JOCuya

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