Thursday, June 19, 2014

Embracing the Challenge

It’s the start of another school year. For one Tapulanga scholar who graduated at the top of his High School class, the coming school year promises to be an exciting and challenging one. Dominic Kyle Barnuevo is very fortunate to have been accepted into the BS Fisheries program of the University of Philippines Visayas-Miagao with a partial scholarship.   

           Kyle has spent his entire life in Silay City, Negros Occidental.  The thought of having to study in a university in a different province and of being away from his family for the first time was certainly daunting for Kyle.  Last May 15, Kyle had to take his first trip outside his home town in order to fulfill his pre-enrollment requirements.  Kyle admits that the experience of seeing the large university grounds, which will be his home for the next four years, was quite intimidating.  Although he knows that it will not be easy adjusting to his college life in this totally new and different campus, Kyle is committed to his decision to obtain his college degree in UP.  He is fully aware that he will be getting the best education in this prestigious university, which, in turn, will provide better opportunities for him in the future.

 UP Visayas has granted Kyle 8O% subsidy on his tuition fees.  However, Kyle still needs financial assistance for the remaining 2O% of his tuition fee, his miscellaneous fees and board and lodging expenses.  Tapulanga Foundation is presently raising funds and looking for donors to help cover some, and hopefully all, of Kyle’s college education expenses for the next four years.       

We salute Kyle for his ambition and determination to face this new adventure without hesitation.  Just as Kyle is embracing this challenge, Tapulanga Foundation is likewise embracing the challenge of supporting Kyle all the way, with the help of our generous donors.  Let us help Kyle create a better future for himself and his family.

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” 
Bernie S. Siegel

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