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Monday, October 19, 2015

LGU Kabasalan supports 100 scholars

By Rhea Grace A. La Plana

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay – The local government unit (LGU) of Kabasalan has provided assistance to 100“Iskolar ng Kabasalan”  from Kabasalan National High School (KNHS).

Dr. Ma. Coleen L. Emoricha, KNHS principal said the scholarship program given to poor but deserving students is a great help to parents who have difficulty in sending their children to school.

The educational assistance amounting to P75,000.00was granted to the scholars in a simple ceremony recently whichwas attended by Kabasalan town Mayor George C. Cainglet and Sangguniang Bayan Education Committee Chair, Ms. Elma Bragado.

In her speech, Ms. Bragado warned the students against having a romantic affair this early, encouraged them to finish their studies and dream of bigger things in life.

Each scholar will receive the amount of P750.00 to pay for DepEd approved fees such as: school paper, student government fees, PTA contributions and other school expenses.

Prior to the scholarship grant, the scholars were interviewed and screened, and their life stories were documented by their respective advisers.

They were very grateful for the assistance received and motivated to strive harder in their studies. The scholars also expressed their heartfelt thanks to local officials for the concern and for putting prime value on education.

Mayor Cainglet said that he has many plans for KNHS and cited two projects underway which are: covered court for the school and additional scholars for the next schoolyear.

According to KNHS guidance counselor, Mrs. Melinda Joy M. Javier, such scholarship program is the mainstream of BUILD4KNHS, Inc., an NGO which stands for “Building Initiatives to Lower Drop-out For KNHS.”

Moreover, Mrs. Javier said that the school-owned NGO has four main purposes: to lower drop-outs, improve students’ school performance, synergize community and school activities and help students to help themselves.