Tuition-for-work program opens for college students n Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY — College students in state colleges and universities can now avail of a tuition for work program.

Dubbed as “Asikaso ni Manang Imee” Tuition for Work Program, this is part of a continuing support to families affected by super typhoon “Lawin”, where students may apply for special employment at the Provincial Capitol and earn for the payment of their tuition fees.

Open to all bona fide residents of Ilocos Norte, the fling of application for the said program started last December 22 and will end on January 14, 2017.

The “Asikaso ni Manang Imee” Tuition-for-Work Program was first launched on October 28 for private college students in time for their enrollment schedules.

Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office (INYDO) Executive Director James Ceasar Ventura encourages students of the Mariano Marcos State University, the only SUC in the province, to file their application for the said program before classes resume on January 16, 2017 to fill the remaining slots.

“This December, we already received some applications. With that, we are inviting every student of Mariano Marcos State University who was affected by the typhoon Lawin,” said Ventura.

Applicants must pass the following to avail of the program: Proforma (available at INYDO and downloadable at Sirib Express facebook page) containing the letter of intent, and certification of the barangay and municipal social welfare and development office that their families were affected by super typhoon “Lawin”.

Qualified applicants will receive Php 3,000 on the said semester with a payback of 100 hours of community service to the PGIN and its projects.

Ventura affirmed that beneficiaries of the said program will increase by Academic Year 2017–2018.

Aside from providing financial assistance, the Tuition-for-Work Program also aims to provide an avenue for Ilocano youth to socialize and build social capital among themselves to strengthen the entire community in times of emergencies and disasters. PNA-northboundasia.com