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OWWA scholars met at USEP

November 14, 2014
OWWA scholars met at USEP

OWWA RWO-XI conducted an organizational meeting with scholars under the OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP), Education for Development Scholarship program (EDSP), and Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) last August 8, 2014 at the OSS Room, University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), Obrero, Davao City to discuss the formality of the organization in the university. The organization known as the 4 Ks (Kapamilya, Kaisa, Karamay, Kakampi) is composed of fifty seven (57} scholars enrolled at the university’s College of Education, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Governance and Business, Applied Economics, Technology, and Institute of Computing. Forty two (42) out of fifty seven (57) scholars attended the meeting which was faclitated by Family Welfare Officer Melody Ember P. Tomas. 

The organization was formed to serve as one of the support mechanisms for students through peer counseling and values reorientation, provide wholistic approach for leadership formation, enhance study habits through coaching and sharing of best practices, and serve as springboard for developing capabilities through community and school-based projects and activities.

OIC-Regional Director gave inspirational message to the scholars. He congratulated them for being part of the scholarship program. He emphasized the importance of getting acquainted with the other scholars of the university. The scholars are organized for them to share their common experiences as OFW dependents. Dir. Bellido encouraged them to study harder and be serious in their studies because only few have been given the opportunity to avail of the scholarship program. “OWWA will be very proud and happy to see you receiving your Diplomas. Your parents will be more proud of your success”, said Dir. Bellido.

On the other hand, Ms. Susan D. Villarante, Director, Office of the Student Services of USEP, stressed that 4Ks is already recognized by the university. “They can now exercise and do activities in legitimate manner”, Ms. Villarante said.  She was also grateful to OWWA for having a scholarship program for the OFW dependents. Meanwhile, to strengthen the ties between the scholars, officers and members take their oath as a symbol of their cooperation and support to the organization. Regional Director Eduardo E. Bellido officiated the oath-taking ceremony.