By: Lewis A. Edwards
The first semester is nearly over for this school year and ABC Foundation find ourselves lacking donors to sponsor many of our scholars, whether they be in Night Jr. High, Night Senior High or college or university.
We have 38 college/university scholars in need of a Donor and we have 421 Night High Scholars without a Sponsor. These are big numbers for our small foundation.
A College Tuition Supplement this year is P 10,000 per scholar, about $200.00. This covers a scholars cost of miscellaneous fees that all schools charge above tuition, books, and uniforms. Please consider being a sponsor of one or more college/university scholars. All of our scholars are from poor families and this supplement will be a great help to them.
Night Jr. and Sr. High scholar tuition is P 4,500, about US$ 90. It is a great investment in a child’s education and all of our college and university scholars come from these Night High programs at the 7 different schools we deal with.
we have or as a scholar at a state run college or university. We appeal to you to partner with us, join us as a donor, be part of a poor child’s lucky break to be a scholar at one of the good Night High program
We welcome you to join us and if you’re already a donor please consider adding on to the number of scholars you already sponsor. The gift of education, after all, is priceless!
Washington Sycip, well known philanthropist and founder of SGV Auditing and Accounting and the Asian Institute of Management died recently at the age of 95. In one of his last interviews he estimated there are 3 million illiterate children in the Philippines with, in his opinion, little likelihood of ever finding gainful employment. He said that with friends he is sponsoring scholarships for 150,000 of the most difficult cases, referred to in social work circles as E Class citizens, those families with few possessions and little or no work, and likely to not be eating 3 meals a day. He stated in the interview it was the goal of his group to increase the number of scholarships to 200,000. Wash, as he was known to friends, set an incredible example for the rest of us.
While the rest of us cannot come close to the generosity of the late Washington Sycip we can do what is within our own means. I appeal to you to reach out and help a bright, poor student stay in school and become an asset to the nation. BEAGIVER is the trade mark of another foundation and I’m sure they won’t mind me borrowing it as I close out this letter. Give today for a child’s better tomorrow. BEAGIVER.
Lewis A. Edwards, Jr.