On this special day of Easter, we wish to thank all our generous donors who have made our mission possible. And today we are welcoming new donors and their scholars from the 35 scholars in 35 days challenge. We exceeded our goal beyond our expectations and words are not enough to express our appreciation for your kindness. From our original goal of 35 scholarships in 35 days, we were blessed with 60 scholarships in 10 days.
Your generosity is going to change the lives of these students forever, and that is something we wish all of you would take heart and be joyful about especially on this special day of Easter, a day when new hope and new life are celebrated the world over.
For those of you who have children, we hope you will share this scholarship experience with them. We can't think of a more important value to instill in our children than the desire to help others.
Again, salamat gid and God bless you!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
A Special Thank You!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The 35 Scholars in 35 Days Challenge
The Tapulanga Foundation is gearing up for the new school year once again. With the continuing success of our programs and the quality of education at St. Francis of Assisi School, more families are in need of assistance.
Click here to see the profiles of our new scholars.
We have 35 new scholars ready to start school in June. They have passed their entrance exams and our challenge is to find a sponsor for these deserving students - all 35 of them. Within 35 days. For as little as $25 or Php1,000/month, you can send a scholar to school for a year (school supplies, lunch, uniform and books included). You will get to know your scholar personally through letters and 100% of your donation goes directly towards their education.
**This program ends on May 18, 2011. Please forward this to at least 3-5 friends and be a part of The 35 Scholars In 35 Days Challenge! Each donor will be acknowledged on our facebook page along with a photo of their scholar. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - all donations are tax-deductible.**
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
High School Scholarship Grant
This year is an extra special year as the foundation celebrates ten blessed years and to share this blessing, Tapulanga Foundation awarded another high school scholarship grant to a graduate of Adela Elementary School.
Congratulations to Mae Chell Gallano for being the recipient of the Tapulanga Foundation High School Scholarship Grant, a four-year high school scholarship grant to study in St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City. Mae Chell passed the entrance test and requirements of the school and foundation. She also graduated class Valedictorian.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Seven Deserving Students are Going to College for Free!
This year is an extra special year as the foundation celebrates ten blessed years and to share this blessing, Tapulanga Foundation granted college scholarship grants to seven students from Class of 2011. The foundation has usually given to only one or two students per year so this is by far the biggest number of grantees, A BIG THANKS to all the donors who made this possible!
The A Gift of Hope - Manila College Scholarship Grant is given by the Tapulanga Foundation, thru the efforts of the Manila board members headed by Dr. Jo-an Ledesma-Millonado, as they organized a benefit dinner last February 26, 2011. The funds raised during the dinner went to two college scholarship grants.
Congratulations to Lloyd Navarette and Ro-an Andrada for being the recipients of the A Gift of Hope - Manila College Scholarship Grant, a four-year college scholarship grant. Lloyd plans to take up Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Business Administration in the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City. Ro-an plans to take up Bachelor of Science in Education major in Special Education in Carlos Hilado Memorial State College.
Mrs. Agnes Ledesma-Segovia, president of the school and mother of Dra. Millonado, presented the awards.
The Leo G. Wassmer College Scholarship Grant is given by Dr. Michael Wassmer, a Pediatric Intensivist in Makati Medical Center in Manila. He learned about Tapulanga Foundation through A Gift of Hope benefit dinner and this scholarship grant is in honor of his father, the late Mr. Leo Wassmer.
Congratulations Edcil Belgira for being the recipient of the Leo G. Wassmer College Scholarship Grant, a four-year college scholarship grant. Edcil plans to take up Bachelor of Science in Maritime Engineering in John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University.
Mr. Joseph Conrad "Joey" Ledesma, board member of Tapulanga Foundation, presented the award.
The Captain Gregorio S. Oca College Scholarship Grant is given by Dr. Conrad Oca, the Medical Director of Seamen's Hospital in Manila. He learned about Tapulanga Foundation through A Gift of Hope benefit dinner as well and this scholarship grant is in honor of his father, the late Captain Gregorio S. Oca.
Congratulations Philip Paul Deogracias for being the recipient of the Captain Gregorio S. Oca College Scholarship Grant, a four-year college scholarship grant. Philip plans to enter the priesthood at the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross in Silay City.
The Tornquist College Scholarship Grants are given by the Tornquist family: Aase and Tore with their children, Audun and Ragnar, and Ragnar's wife, MaiMai Ledesma-Tornquist. They live in Norway.
The Tornquist College Scholarship Grant is the family's way of sharing to others.
Congratulations Michael John Navigar and Jayson Antolo for being the recipients of the Tornquist College Scholarship Grants, a four-year college scholarship grant. Michael plans to take up Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation at John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University. Jayson plans to take up Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Technical University of the Philippines - Visayas or Carlos Hilado Memorial State College.
Mrs. Sally Ledesma, the mother of MaiMai Ledesma-Tornquist, presented the awards.
The last, but not the least, college grant awarded is the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation College Scholarship Grant, given by Dra. Lourdes Ledesma, daughter of Rafael Ledesma of Silay and Purita Kalaw of Iloilo. Dra. Ledesma has sponsored this student since grade school and has been a loyal and most generous donor of the Tapulanga Foundation.
Congratulations Stephanie Diaz for being the recipient of the Kalaw- Ledesma Foundation College Scholarship Grant, a four-year college scholarship grant. Stephanie plans to take up either BS Psychology major in Special Education in the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod City or BS Nursing in Riverside College.