86 NGO scholars finish college
Eighty-six scholars of nonprofit organization Passerelles numériques Philippines (PN Philippines) graduated from college last April 8 at the University of San Carlos–Talamban Campus (USC-TC).
The financially incapable but deserving students have completed their three-year Certificate in Computer Technology program at the USC-TC.
PN Philippines, in collaboration with its partners, helped the students earn a degree for them to find jobs. In fact, 60 percent of the graduates have already been hired.
“When I was offered a permanent position by my internship employer even before my graduation, I realized how lucky I am to be one of the PN scholars. Now I can finally help my family,” Miraluna Becher, one of the gradu- ates, said.
The organization also provided for the students’ tuition fee, food, accom- modation and medical assistance.
Benoit Genuini, PN president, expressed grate- fulness for “another success” of the organization during his speech on the graduation ceremony.
“Our simple dream when we started PN 12 years ago was to contribute even in small scale for a bet- ter world where poor people can have the same opportunities as the rich,” he said.
“Your success is our success, your success is our Key Performance Indicator,” Benoit added.
The PN Philippines Class of 2017 is the sixth batch of scholars of PN in the Philippines.
PN Philippines is a French nonprofit organization that provides IT scholarship to economically underprivileged Filipino youths.
Since 2009, the organization, in collaboration with the University of San Carlos (USC), has produced 355 graduates who are now all professionals.
The organization selects its scholars annually from five provinces in the Visayas region: Cebu, Bohol, Negros, Leyte and Samar.
The scholars of Passerelles numériques Philippines throw caps into the air after they graduated from Information Technology.