Testimonials

Posted by: Admissions and Aid Office at January 26th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a child, I have always dreamt of becoming a teacher someday. I know that education is key to a brighter future. Earning a degree will not only help me and my family, but earning a degree in education will also be a channel for me to be able to be an instrument in molding future leaders of the country. But this dream will only remain a dream if not for the scholarship programs of the Ateneo.

My mother is a plain housewife, while my father works as a blacksmith in our town. My father’s meager income is barely enough to meet the daily needs of the family. It is for this reason that I have never thought that I could go to a prestigious university such as the Ateneo. I know that I am truly blessed to be accepted as a scholar. But the monthly allowance that my parents send me is not enough to cover my needs in school. There are days when I have to skip lunch so that I would have money for my fare or to pay for a project. There are even times when I have to skip breakfast and lunch all together as my parents do not have money to send. When the Office of Scholarships learned about my problem, I was given the opportunity to be part of the program. The Pan Cada Dia Food Subsidy Program is an answered prayer. I know that I am now one step closer to reaching my dreams.

To the generous benefactors of the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Cada Dia Food Subsidy Program, Daghang Salamat Kaninyong tanan!

LORLYN B. TEJADA*

BSED I

 

*Lorlyn is the class Valedictorian of batch 2012 in Southern Peninsula College, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte

 

I am grateful that I have been chosen to enjoy the benefits of the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Cada Dia Food Subsidy Program. I am now able to focus on my studies well because I do not have to attend my classes with an empty stomach. My father’s income as a farmer is not enough to cover the family’s daily needs. This is why we sought the help of an uncle who agreed to help my father provide my monthly allowance of P1,200.00. However, I need to sacrifice my monthly allowance for my daily fare as I live in Patalon (30 kms. away from the city proper). I used to skip lunch just to have enough money for projects and photocopies. But now, with the help of the Pan Cada Dia Program, I no longer have to experience being hungry in class.

 

The situation at hand did not stop me from pursuing my dream of earning a diploma someday. I have always dreamt of a good life for me and my family and I will do my best to make this dream a reality. To the benefactors of the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Cada Dia Food Subsidy program, Muchas gracias! May God bless your generous hearts!

 

Karen M. Soler*

BSED 1

 

 

*Karen is the class Valedictorian for Batch 2012 at the Salvador National High School in Lanao Del Norte.

 

 

 

 

The Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program is a blessing to me and my family. Getting married early to a husband who does not have a stable job  and having a son didn’t stop me from pursuing my dream of getting a degree. I continued to find ways to support my secondary education where I graduated as class valedictorian. It is for this reason that I qualified for a scholarship in college. However, despite the fact that I don’t have to pay for anything in school, my husband and I are still having a hard time supporting my requirements in school. The opportunity to enjoy the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program is such a blessing to me and my family. It lessened our worries and I am now able to concentrate more on my studies.

To the benefactors. Daghang Salamat kaninyong tanan!

Mari Flor M. Pamalison

BEEd 1 – A