Saturday, November 15, 2008

SL Technological College Foundation Inc. Supports Congressman Bichara’s Scholarship Program

Quality education is a priceless gift to be endowed upon. That is why SL Technological College Foundation Inc., one of the schools in the Bicol Region that offers quality yet affordable IT education, has responded aggressively to the Scholarship Program of Albay 2nd District Congressman, Al Francis Bichara. The legislator and the said institution strongly support and prioritize the education of the Filipino youth specifically the poor but deserving Albayanos.

Under Congressman Bichara's educational development program, he released to the Technical and Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) some P5 million in Project Development and Assistance Fund (PDAF) funds under his scholarship program.

SLTCFI seizes the opportunity to provide the gift of education to deserving and talented youth of Albay and the neighboring province through Congressman Bichara’s program. Among the ten schools in Albay that responded to the program, SLTCFI has the most number of scholars. There were 88 scholars accommodated for the 2-year and 4-year courses. Another 30 PESFA scholars endorsed by the Congressman were also able to avail of the school’s short-term courses.

As a way of appreciation of Congressman Bichara’s endeavors for the educational welfare of these students, SLTCFI President, Rosemarie Q. Rey initiated a “thank you program” held last November 24, 2008 at Congressman Bichara’s office. Also present in the occasion were scholars from Don Bosco and Onda Technological Training Center. The Congressman was very pleased by the SLTCFI scholars’ gestures as they gave and presented him cards, native gifts and a song number as their way of thanking him. The awarding of 30 scholarship slots to deserving students that are entitled to take the short-term course of Computer Programming in SLTCFI was also facilitated in the said occasion.

With efforts and dedication from local legislators like Congressman Bichara, and with the ever ready support from institutions like SLTCFI, who believes that the pursuit of higher education must not be limited to the financially-abled, quality education is afforded to poor but diligent and talented Bicolanos.

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