Students who belong to the less privileged sector of the society can soon avail of Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) as part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The educational grant aims to empower beneficiaries of 4Ps by providing them opportunity to get college education therefore increasing their chance to get better employment in the future.
Last October 1, officials from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a government agency tasked to oversee the implementation, visited CITE and brought with them about 50 beneficiaries of 4Ps for an orientation. Production Technology head, Leonardo Arriesgado presented them the programs of CITE including the three-year program for male and one-year program for female students.
The orientation ended with a tour to the facilities. The 4Ps is a social alleviation strategy of the current administration that invests in the health and education of the poor. A greater impact is seen after households are able to educate their children through the conditional cash transfer.
At most 60,000 pesos grant per school year shall be provided to each student-beneficiary to cover tuition fee, school fees, textbooks, board and lodging, health and other related educational expenses and support services to complete the program.