Education Program, providing scholarship grants to indigent but well deserving college students.
Believing that Education is the basic foundation of an individual’s path towards self-respect and self-reliance, as well as an important factor towards alleviating the problems caused by poverty, Charity First Foundation Inc. (CFFI) launched “From the Streets to the Campus”, its Education program, in June 2002.
The program began when the foundation approached the “Missionaries of Charity” and the “Mother of Divine Providence” organizations to offer educational scholarships to indigent high school graduates in their respective areas. Eventually, this led to the foundation’s partnering with different universities for the screening and selection of scholarship applications in their respective universities.
Charity First Foundation Inc. began with 40 scholars in 2002, and today, has a total number of 330 scholars. To date, Charity First has seen a total of 654 graduates, in various fields such as Education, Accountancy, Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Banking and Finance, and Vocational and Technological courses.
The initial partner universities are the following:
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines
- Philippine Normal University
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Manila
- Universidad De Manila
- Technological University of the Philippines
Through the years, we have expanded our partnerships with the following universities:
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina,
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa
- University of the Philippines – Diliman – College of Social Work and Community Development
Charity First also sealed a partnership with the DSWD Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to help the deserving youth of today in achieving their dreams through our Education Program.
Yearly, the department is sending their children beneficiaries as applicants to the foundation for possible scholarship grants. All pantawid beneficiaries also undergo a thorough screening process based on the standard set by the foundation.
Also, Once they become a scholar, they shall follow the rules and regulation of the foundation to maintain their scholarship.
To date, we have 64 pantawid beneficiaries with good academic standing.
The Education Program is the Core program of the foundation.
Benefits of the Scholarship Program
The program’s aim is to educate, train, and develop the youth through a comprehensive program of providing financial aid for college education, and through seminars and activities that enhance development of values and skills that benefit self as well as others. The program includes:
- Financial support package that includes tuition fees, transportation and meal allowances, board and lodging allowances, costs of uniforms and other school related pro
- Monthly Life Skills and Motivational Seminars (LSMS)
- Leadership and Personal Enhancement Seminars
- Participation in Anniversary presentations
- Opportunities for community service at CFFI’s Medical and Dental missions and with other partner organization like Missionaries of Charity and Onesimo Bulilit Foundation.
- Computer, internet and library services
- Counseling and mentoring sessions