SP Oks MoA with foundation for TechVoc Scholarship Program

THROUGH an ordinance, the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy during its regular session Monday authorized City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the William T. Crisp Foundation, Incorporated.

The MOA covers the collaboration of the parties in the implementation of the foundation’s Technical Vocational Scholarship Program in the city.

Under the MOA, the foundation will disburse and deliver to the city government the amount of P 200,000 to serve as the grant fund for the program subject to the existing government regular accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

It shall likewise provide a community organizer to monitor the implementation of the program.

For its part, the city will select 25 scholars, with special preference to those coming from traditionally marginalized sectors who will undergo a comprehensive assessment of their economic, social and cultural background. It shall allow community organizers to visit their respective jurisdictions and interview the scholars for proper monitoring and documentation and shall designate a point-person as the focal person for the program.

Councilor Suzette Magtajas-Daba, chairperson of the City Council committee on education, said the program seeks to help and provide qualified beneficiaries with opportunities to improve their lives with the acquired training as a poverty alleviation measure.