100 students receive education grants-A A +A
Thursday, February 14, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Second district Board Member Salvador Dimson Jr. vowed Wednesday to support students under his educational assistance program, promising to see them through up to graduation time in college.
Dimson extended grants to 100 students from the towns of Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao, Sasmuan, Sta. Rita and Guagua on Wednesday.
Of the total, 50 recipients are newly enrolled in the program, while more than five with four and five-year college courses from the previous batch are graduating in the coming months.
The students, who were accompanied by their parents during the awarding rites at the Provincial Board Session Hall, received P2,500 each meant to augment school expenses for the second semester.
The number of recipients has recently been increased courtesy of Governor Lilia Pineda, to give more indigent but deserving students to finish their tertiary studies and later on help their respective families.
"Several in the batch of students under our program are graduating already. I promise to support them all the way to their graduation. I would not want them to miss that opportunity for a brighter future as those w ho follow in their steps will get equal and continuous assistance," Dimson said.
"I wouldn't want to politicize the educational assistance program. Ours is just to help and extend aide to those who seek a better life. I have always told the students that education is a key in poverty alleviation and that we -- together with our beloved governor -- are always here to address their concerns," he added.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 14, 2013.