100 Del Monte barrio scholars in Bukidnon, MisOr-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
SOME 100 students from 70 barangays in Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro go to school, at virtually no cost –- thanks to living close to a pineapple farm and cannery, the home of Del Monte Philippines, Inc.
Del Monte Foundation, Inc., DMPI’s outreach arm, revisits the “Del Monte Barrio Scholars” program that started in 1956, to give today’s young neighbors, a fresh opportunity to build a better future. The program is on top of Del Monte’s regular scholarships that currently support some 200 students under academic grants and the Jose Yao Campos Grants-in-Aid for children of Del Monte employees. Scholars are expected to share in community-building efforts of 1,000 scholar-alumni. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on September 03, 2013.