BORONGAN CITY-Aiming to reach students in need in the province of Eastern Samar, ‘Isang Propesyonal Isang Pamilya Program’ came to life.
With the hope of widening the scope and to provide a bigger number of students in need of scholarship, the Waray-Waray Golfers Club, Inc. spearheaded by Pres. Noel Rapadas took the initiative of hosting a fundraising golf cup and was duly supported by Gov. Ben P. Evardone, which happened on October 20, 2023 at the North Course of Valley Golf and Country Club, Antipolo Rizal.
The activity was joined by 114 players nationwide and is supported by numerous sponsors that share the aim of uplifting and opening a brighter future for Estehanons.
The Isang Pamilya Isang Propesyonal Program provides a monthly allowance of P3,000 to the 539 scholars for 2023.
IPIP is an initiative program of Gov. Evardone, focusing on alleviating the poorest of the poor of Eastern Samar thru making education accessible to the people.
Last August 23, 2022, during the on-site launch of the IPIP led by Gov. Evardone, he emphasized how his life was changed with the help of education.
He shared how their family of 10, used to be a “para-utang” (debtor) at the sari-sari stores in their neighborhood, because of the hard light of life. After a while, they were not welcomed to utang anymore, for the reason that they could not pay their debts anymore.
The oldest sibling of 8 then was able to graduate and became a teacher, which paved her way to help the family.
The sari-sari store owners opened their windows once again to the family, knowing that a professional teacher, will be able to provide a regular income to the family.
With this story, Gov. Evardone took inspiration of helping the students in need to finish their studies and be able to help their own families.
The first year of IPIP had 413 student scholars were recipients of the said program that produced the first 31 graduates. (PR)