Government awards college educational grants to 700 underprivileged youth in Marawi City

The Philippine government through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) recently provided one year scholarship assistance to 700 students from Marawi City.

Together with the representatives from Marawi city and Lanao del Sur local Governments and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza personally handed the certificates to the grantees who came from different schools in the city.

As a representative of the grantees, Jalaloddin Mustari, a 4th year International relations student of MSU-Marawi, thanked OPAPP for the educational assistance.

“Who would have thought that as a student, I would be given the opportunity to help in promoting peace in my community? In behalf of the grantees, we would like to tell OPAPP that we can see all your efforts to help us. I hope that your agency will continue to help our city,” Mustari said.

Under OPAPP’s College Education Assistance Project (CEAP), grantees will undergo three formation sessions on leadership, peace and conflict-sensitivity, and will receive 10,000 pesos in cash grant. (Source: Wilnard Bacelonia, Philippine Information Agency.)

In Photo: Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza, TFBM Field Office Manager Felix Castro Jr., LGU-Marawi representative Sultan Gandamra and PLGU representative awarded certificate to one of the College Educational Assistance Program (CEAP) grantees. (Photo by Lady Jean Kabagani)

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