Scott Bader, Pediapharma, And Task Us Sponsors 46 Scholars
Last school year 2018-2019, Scott Bader, Pediapharma, and
Task Us sponsored the education of 46 SOS children and beneficiaries. These
companies partnered with SOS Children’s Villages Philippines to provide
scholarships to children and youth in need of financial assistance. They have
supported SOS Philippines in its mission to give children their right to
education for years now – Pediapharma for 4 years, Scott Bader for 2 years, and
TaskUs for over a year – and their support is now making a huge difference in children’s
This year, 8 young people graduated from their chosen
courses in college. Two graduated in SOS Cebu, four from SOS Iloilo, and one
each from SOS Lipa and SOS Calbayog.
Rizza from SOS Iloilo who finished Bachelor of Science in
Elementary Education is very grateful that she was provided financial support
when she most needed it. “It was very challenging not having a father to
support our needs, and specially our education. My mother is the only one
working for me and my sibling, and her monthly income as a household helper is
not sufficient to support my college education. But now, I’m about to reach my
dream of becoming a teacher,” she shared.
Just like Rizza, Regine also aspires to become a teacher.
She just finished her course, Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in
Biological Science, but she’s already studying again and enrolled in a Nihongo
class at TESDA. She adds, “If given a chance, I also want to enroll in a
Master's degree as part of my career development plan.”
The graduates have served as an inspiration to other
scholars who are yet to finish their studies. Ej, an incoming Grade 9, promises
to be more responsible in his studies and to work harder to make everyone
proud. “You are one of our inspirations why we continue to study hard and
fulfill our dreams despite all the challenges we face,” he said.
The 46 scholars are thankful to all the three companies for
encouraging them to dream again and believe that anything is possible. Soon,
these scholars will be bagging more jobs and opportunities that will help them
achieve in life. With their hard work and perseverance, there’s nothing that
these children can’t do.