Caritas Manila helps thousands of poor students get to college

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MANILA, June 10, 2016— A Church-based scholarship program is helping more young people from poor households to attend college.

Caritas Manila said it is now supporting the education of almost 5,000 students from across the country through its “Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).

A flagship program of Caritas Manila, YSLEP extends financial assistance to poor but deserving youth and trains them not only for academic excellence but also to become good servant leaders.

With the support of many people, the program has already produced over 10,000 graduates and continues to provide scholarships to poor students with an average of 300 college and technical/vocational graduates yearly.

Recently, the social action of the Manila archdiocese has raised more than P4.6 million through this year’s Caritas Telethon in partnership with Radio Veritas.

Caritas Manila Executive Director Fr. Anton Pascual encouraged everyone to continue support the cause in helping free people from poverty.

“Let us all work together in helping these children achieve their dreams,” Pascual said. (CBCPNews)

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