Scholarship grant with Capitol, Japan school inked
THE second batch of high school students who are scholars of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Chairman Yutaka Shimizu, Vice Chairman Brian Wee and Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division Head Karen Dinsay at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, last Friday.
Shimizu expressed his gratitude for this partnership and for another opportunity given to them by the province.
He then added that the primary goal was to help bring the children closer to their dreams and that they will come back to the Philippines and be leaders of their society.
Believing that “education is the greatest social equalizer,” Marañon said that he is very thankful that the first batch performed well, and that the second batch would not have been possible without the determination and patience of the benefactor to provide quality education to the poor but deserving Negrense youth.
“One problem of the world is partly solved because of your (Chairman Yutaka Shimizu) big heart,” Marañon said in his message.
He challenged the new batch to surpass the performance of the first batch,
adding that they need to take care of this once in a lifetime opportunity given to them.
The 10 scholars who are bound for Japan for a three-year scholarship grant are Reneleen Apatan (Silay City), Faustinne Mar Bulanon (Talisay City), Mark Amiel Doriman (Hinigaran), Zion Orven Gallo (Victorias City), Helena Grace Gasataya (Sagay City), Hans Philippe Gubaton (La Castellana), Trisha Marie Lucio (San Carlos City), Ranzel Magbanua (Sagay City), Curly Joyce Palacios (Cadiz City) and Lorraine Tudillo (Binalbagan).
They are scheduled to start their Japanese Language and Culture Training at Oisca Bago Training Center on December 17, 2018./PR
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated, 3rd from left) together with Miyakonojo Higashi High School Chairman Yutaka Shimizu (seated, 2nd from left), Vice Chairman Brian Wee and NOSP/PIO head Karen Dinsay sign the MOA with the second batch of scholars and their parents, for Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan at the Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City on Friday.