Young academic achievers cap a successful school year with Bantay Bata 163 staff (faces have been blurred to protect the students’ identities
Bantay Bata 163, the childcare program of ABS- CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc., held its Bantay Edukasyon closing assembly, an annual event that celebrates the hard work of their Bantay Edukasyon scholars for the academic year.
Sponsors from Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation and Lao Foundation attended the assembly and shared encouraging messages. Donors like them help provide the academic needs of Bantay Edukasyon scholars in grade school, senior high school and college.
The sponsors and scholars were all in high spirits, especially the latter who strove to gain awards, and their guardians who had supported them throughout the whole academic year.
Scholar of the year “Kaloy,” an incoming Grade 12 student, shared: “Mula nung naging scholar po ako dito sa Bantay Edukasyon, natulungan nila ako hindi lang po financially kundi nabigyan din nila ako ng motivation na mas mag-aral akong mabuti at hindi sumuko sa mga ginagawa ko sa buhay and to follow my dreams also (“Being a scholar of Bantay Edukasyon helped me not only financially; it also gave me the motivation to study hard and not to give up in following my dreams”).”
McDonald’s provided lunch for the guests and honorees, while Richwell Philippines gave away pairs of shoes. Bantay Edukasyon is the scholarship program of Bantay Bata 163.
Bantay Edukasyon is the scholarship program of Bantay Bata 163. (Story/Photos by: Maya Melissa Marquez)